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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 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
skortila (5342) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle at DRBM. The aroma has loads of sugar. Clear, amber coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet, has sugar, cookie. Way too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6074) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium copper with ring of fine white bubbles. Nose of mango, white pepper, other fruits. Taste of old fruit, banana, berry, light toast, strawberry, and light spices. Dry and well carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small off-white head. Roasted malt, caramelish and light phenolic. Light caramelish, roasted malty and yeasty. Classic middle of the road Belgian ale. Light phenoli and caramelish finish, lasting sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
suorama (34) - Kangasala, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2012
Well, not bad. Aroma is malty sweet and hoppy nut. Palate is soft and refresh enough. Taste is like littlebit sweet APA with begian yeast flavors. After taste is a bit bitter with belgian yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle@Home. Candy aroma. Amber, beige head, good lace. Caramel, light malty, light bitter, cookies. Sticky mouth feel. Hmmm...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle @ DRBM. A clear amber colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of some fruits, with notes of caramel. The taste of a little fruits, watery. The aftertaste a very little, only some sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Martinus (4549) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2011
Reddish brown colour, cream head. Aroma of caramel, candy sugar, some canned peas. Sweet flavour, slight malt, some madeira. One dimensional and frankly not well made.
(From 75cL bottle @ DRBM, courtesy of joes)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Borresteijn (6500) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2011
75cl Bottle at DRBM. Clear amber colour, off white head. Aroma of candy, pear drops, caramel, green bananas. Flavour is sweet, candy. Nothing more. Thin, bad, no attempt whatsoever to brew something interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
erickok (5469) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2011
Almost clear, light brown. Sweet candy, wheat, some peach. Very boring. Sugary makes this drinkable but I don’t like it at all. (DRbM 2011)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (4336) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle at UDRBM. Deep golden to amber pour. Aroma of sugary malts, some spices. Flavor is quite sweet, candy, caramel and very boring.

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