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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40833) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2008
Draft. A dark golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle, 5% ABV
Amber color, creamy head. The aroma is reasonable, with caramel and gently roasted malts. But the flavor, with plenty of cabbage and vegetables, is far from being interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13276) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
Draught at Brøggeriet, Sønderborg. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Light malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average finish. Creamy palate. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 3, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, pepper, and orange. Flavor of yeast, orange, berries, and caramel with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (12134) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle, bought @ the webshop. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, red apples, grainy. Medium carbonation, dry and light grainy mouthfeel. Flavour has caramel, mild raspberry, light cellar. Light metal. Simple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (10639) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2013
750 ml bottle. 5.0%. BB 14/02/2013. From finestshop.be.
Clear amber colour with average to big frothy white head. Aroma is some sweetness and malt. Flavour is sweet malt, sugary sweetness, caramel and mild bitterness. Very one dimensional and way too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
77ships (8210) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Clear golden color with white head. Earthy pale malt, belgian spice aromas. Light to medium body. Bready pale malt, spicy yeat, light fruit flavors--not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2010 On tap at Yarba Buena in Rimini. Not bad as a classic belgian ale. Nice amber color and a decise malty presence both in the nose and in the mouth. Good balance and body.

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