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

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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


kilgore41599's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
I found this to be an outstanding beer, but I had it after an especially bad stout so my vision may be tainted.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy amber with a small to medium sized white head. Smells very sweet, malts. Tastes malts, sweet and very weird. Canít put my finger on it. Medium body, soft carbo.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (7324) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Clear medium orange color, medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, slightly a hint of sourness. A bit hard to describe, but for sure itís unclean.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (621) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
It has a nice golden amber color with a slight haze. The head was crazy big, white in color and foamy with stiff peaks. It had a very long retention time and left cool lacing on the glass. The aroma is full and has notes of sour apples and pears with earthy/funky Belgian yeast and doughy malts. It has a sour funky favor with some fruity esters as well. The first sip has a puckering affect on the palate. Then there is a dry earthy yeast flavor with some doughy malts and light fruity esters that give it some nice complexity. The body is light to medium with a somewhat thin texture that is alive with carbonation. Overall I really enjoyed this ale. It had a nice refreshing character that would work very well with a light lunch, sea food, mild cheese or fruit.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PeterZD (9) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
Beer looks and smells allright. Orangy, light amber color and a nice big head. The flavor on the other hand is not the one i expected from an amber ale at all. Tastes very sour and weird. Didnít finish teh bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (160) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 26, 2014
caramel and malty aroma... malty and fruity taste with some shades of honey and dandelion... light hoppy bitterness... bitter and sweet aftertaste... very pleasant ale...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4806) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, coriander, a hint of caramel and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
33cl bottle from Wines & More. Thin creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Nice enough brew

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3114) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2014
Poured light amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of soft malt, light Belgian yeast and sweet fruit. Medium body, moderately lively, flavour is light honey sweetness, light yeastyness and minimal bitterness in the end.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Gusher! Pours clear enough though, amber with a good sized-white head. Aromas of honey, malt, light sour note, yeast. Taste has all this, but it doesnít gel well, and finishes quite thin. OK.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kraddel (2797) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle at gollem Pours clear light amber Good white head Smell is very unintence . And thats good , cause what i smell is horrible . It smells like puke , gal , to be more specific ( i dont know in english , the fluid in the liver ) , litteraly . If you dont concentrate , though , you smell nothing . So lets do dumb . Soft carbo . Dry sugary malts , corns , no í gal í luckely for me . Dry grains , not intence , and not so good


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