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Geneviève de Brabant Rousse



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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
The name Rousse de Brabant – ‘Brabant Russet’ – inevitably evokes John I, the most distinguished of the Dukes of Brabant, poet and knight, and a man whose reputation as a military and political strategist extended far and wide. No rival could get the better of him at tournaments, and his jousting was invariably accompanied by fabled festivities with plenty of liquid refreshment. But there’s a chink in every suit of armor, and in John’s case it was his constant need for money to fund his pursuit of the ladies. Among these was one whose flamboyant red hair particularly inflamed his passion, but who – alas! – resisted his advances. To win her over, he hit upon the idea of asking his master brewer to create a sweet, light ale with red highlights.

Thus was born the Rousse de Brabant, a beer not unlike the lady after whom it is named: bashful, disinclined to reveal its charms, yet once won ready to give itself with passion and generosity !

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SkillsFactory (549) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2015
Tra l'ambrato e il rosso, schiuma ocra chiara di media persistenza. Aroma di prugna, floreale e leggero tostato. Al palato prevale più il tostato, leggera prugna e poco altro, coda amaricante erbacea e tostata. Corpo medio, molto carbonata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sissio (1279) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 22, 2015
Clear amber, minimal cream head Riped fruit, belgian yeasts, raisins, ananas, peach Watery, light caramel malts, raw sugar Resin in aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2188) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 15, 2015
Genevieue de Brabant Rousse. Bottled 0,75L. Dark amber braced color, modest bubbly aspect, good head duration. Fresh aged flowery and cellar nose with something roasty cereals. Pleasant mouth, long bitterish and little ash final

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
77ships (8117) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
Joint bill with Kraddel. Tasted @ Rampkrot. 2013 Vintage. Reddish amber, solid white sugar. Sweet sugar, candy, corn & herbal nose. Taste is plastic fruit, berries, herbal, corn,… Fizzy. Cheap rubbish in a “fancy” bottle as was to be expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (6189) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle . Pours clear amber , good white head . Smell is sweet, bit dusty and malts . Taste is sweet, sugar , bit of amber-malt additives ( I supose ) . Very sweet , sugary . Bit of nut ( walnut ) in the back - very hidden . All and all another straight-sweet, just plain boring beer .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1539) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 14, 2014
frothy offwhite average head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. amber clear sparkling average-density body. aroma: caramel, moderate malt, wort. if and ff: moderate sweet; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. sabor metalizado, maltado e frutado (com forte lembrança de damasco). 40s

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Silvan7 (1098) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle @ home. In 2 non siamo riusciti a finire una 75. Me l’hanno regalata sapendo che mi diletto nel Beer hunting, ma avrei preferito una gazzosa. L’aroma è troppo sottile, non si avverte che una lieve luppolatura e un flebile maltato di caramello. Color ambra perfettamente trasparente. che nervoso!! le ale belghe trasparenti mi mandano fuori dai gangheri. schiuma bianca con bolle ampie e poco stabili. no lacing. Gusto POCO tutto. Poco intenso , poco dolce, poco luppolato e poco erbaceo, ma un mix di tutti questi. terribile il retrogusto. astringente quasi acido e non se ne va mai.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
birraiolo (268) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2013
Bottiglia da 75 cl. Ottimo aspetto, color ambrato con schiuma fine color nocciola chiaro di buona persistenza. Al naso subito frutta matura mielosa e caramello dopo che si riscalda unpo. Sl palato delude con un iinizio dolcino con frutta matura e note caramellate.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
biereflaneuse (22) - Certaldo, ITALY - AUG 21, 2013
Unfortunately someone bought a bottle of this (and also of Blanche de Brabant which I assume is a bit less awful). It is sick to even think of a beverage so sweet and syrupy, but when the project is the same lying between the Timmermans brand, you have minimum surprise. One of the worst Belgian ales ever tasted; the various Leffes, Affligems, etc are all drinkable in a way or another. This is pretty like bad medicine. Avoid at all costs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dingol66 (71) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 28, 2013
caramel, coffee, amber, clear, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium body, flat, bitter,

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