Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bruegel is an easy drinking soft and tasty amber ale. Thanks to the refermentation it offers more body, more head and more taste than most other American and Belgian Amber ales. It is brewed with Dutch barley and German hops. Although the bitterness is clearly present, it is not dominant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gringoroll (62) - viña del mar, CHILE - APR 19, 2013
Aroma of malts, cereal, honey, and a touch of bitter. Poured beautifully cloudy vibrant amber color, very strong head which evaporated neither quickly nor slowly. Taste was a little disappointing, very smooth, malts, honey, wood, good but nothing impressive and not very intense, almost lager like. Medium body and carbonation, with a lesser bitter finish. Enjoyed it but for the price i would have liked more, didn’t live up to other Belgian ales I’ve tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2013
April 2011. From bottle. Poured hazy amber color with a white head. Bready and malty aromas with a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1545) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bruegel has a very thick, foamy, rocky, off-white head and a hazy, golden appearance, with lots of heavy lacing left behind and a good amount of streaming bubbles in the beer. The aroma is of sweet brown bread, bread crust, and toffee. Taste is of those elements, with a tea aspect and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Bruegel finishes semi-dry, sweet, and pleasant. Overall, this is a nice, well-made beer, and I rate it as being excellent. RJT

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2013
33cl. Ambrée claire, col beige. Arôme tire fortement sur un bouquet d’épices-kruiden, rappelant les légumes, levure? Note de caramel, sucre brun léger, sans plus. Palais est malté carapils avec un fini résiduel sucré ainsi que qcq épices. Le tout reste typique d’un style belge avec une fin de bouche laissant pensé à un faro accompagné d’une fine aigreur. Pointe biscuité avec un profil restant largement sur une version cara d’une blonde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours cloudy amber with an thin white head. Very bready, cereal aroma, with almost no detectable hop aroma. Taste is about the same with some nondescript hop bitterness at the end. Drinkable, but not what I was hoping for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Innocuous Belgian Amber Ale. Average aroma, no remarkable notes, pretty ordinary lager smell. Yellow-orange color, light white head. Some light yeast taste, a bit watery and thin body. Very forgettable. I love the label too bad the beer doesn’t live up to it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mathieuc (2281) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
Bummer. Bottle is best before end of March 2013. Pours dirty blonde with a fugly head with huge bubbles. Smell is light cloves and a wood-like (madeira) aroma makes an appearance too. Hops are nowhere to be found neither in nose or mouth. Taste is cardboard, some belgian sugar and a little spices. This beer is dead I think. RIP :(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
RD400F (219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle with best before of 01/04/11 to Chimay trappist glass. This should be interesting....

Aroma: Old beer smell...I can’t describe what it smells like but every beer that’s got some real age has it. Sweet caramel, herbal, butterscotch, almonds, liquorice, a heavy floral element, and faded stale malts.

Appearance: Cloudy amber with a white head, very coarse bubbles make up the head...which did not stay long.

Taste: Malts...but stale malts. Sweet caramel and butterscotch flavours. Wet cardboard and a metallic/sour aftertaste. Quite almondy/woody.

Palate: Thin, some carbonation, the beer is quite heavy in the mouth and the stale malts linger.

Overall: Can’t properly rate this with the beer being clearly past it’s prime but I enjoy aged beers...there’s something about them that I find interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (3963) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
On bottle from jumbo Bilbao. Golden color, good foam. Aromas of fruit, light malt notes, slight honey note Medium/ light body & complexity . Some bitterness- ok balance. Pretty good, but below average Belgium beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 Amber (surprisingly), clear, patchy and thin white head, looked nice; yeasty, orange citrus aroma; orange citrus flavour too along with caramel malt and a slightly roasted edge; soft mouthfeel; quite a dry finish; ok if unremarkable Belgian which oddly reminded me of wine gums (orange and green, especially).

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