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

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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2002
Nice head and very sweet. Yeasty and malty. Make sure it is room temp. other wise it looses all flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 24, 2002
Winter touched raspberry joined together with may flowers; it is missing something, aroma of Belgium? Friendly appearance, light dull amber with fast disappearing white head. Yes, this one can wake up your tongue fast, sharp flavour, a bit watery feel. It gave me impression that it was diluted in ratio 2:3.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 poured amber with a nice white head, aroma was of nutty/alcoholic tartness, fizzy to say the least, sweet alcohol/subtle cherriness...sparkling loveliness, subtle but spectacular...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2002
Oily residue in the finish. Straw color, white head. Nice lacing. Nice hop balance. On the acidic (phenol) side for a Belgian.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2002
Golden brown, huge head, good lacing. Fruity, perfume, yeasty. Very carbonated; clean crisp finish - very light on the tongue.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2002
hazy orange with a big bubbly head. sweet fruity aroma. yeasty, malty and caramel flavours. dry finish is nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2002
A clear copper color on the pour, the head planetary, creamy, long lasting, the lace in massive sheets that cling to the end of the glass. Nose is malt, caramel, over ripe fruit sweetness also noticed. Start is lightly sweet, malt, top is slight, the finish is adequately hopped, acerbic, long lasting dry aftertaste. Ranks #821 on my current 1000 beer master list.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2002
Bottle Conditioned. Yellow, huge carbonation - foam went everywhere. Light in comparison to the Augustijn which I sampled on the same evening. Pretty unreamarkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 8, 2002
Medium amber color, large head. A lighter bodied amber ale. Lightly roasted malts, slightly hoppy. Somewhat spicy. Clean taste. Mild flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2002
Not as strong in flavor or kick as I like Belgian ales to be. Decent all the same. Would have been a great beer had it had a bit more spiciness to it. The finish was a bit rough although bearable.


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