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The Bruery Humulus Ambre

The Bruery Humulus Ambre
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Belgian Ale
Placentia, California USA


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
A continuation of our hoppy Belgian-influenced beers, this time a moderate 6% and loaded with American hops. Tap Only.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 20, 2013
Nice one reminds me brittish casks. Is golden and hoppy and very grain rich. Golden features and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
On tap at the Bruery’s 1st anniversary party 5/16/09: Pours a transparent amber copper with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Nice aroma of toasty crystal malt and fresh piny hops. Body starts with good fullness and toasty caramel sweetness with some bready yeasty notes before a crisp bittersweet finish. A well-balanced and enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Draught at The Bruery’s anniversary. Amber color with an off-white head. Sticky, dank hop aroma with pine resin and grapefruit. Straight-up west coast IPA. Quite hoppy in a piney fashion, with light toasty malt. Finishes with lasting bitterness. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very much like a hoppy pale ale/IPA, but with a slightly different character than is typical, you might even say Belgian-influenced, but it doesn’t jump out at you. The Bruery can definitely do hoppy beer. Now I want a Belgian DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2009
Tap at Stone Bistro. Pours amber/orange, white head. Aroma is hoppy, light spices and herbal notes. Taste, some funk? phenolic / Belgian yeast, herbal hops with thin malt. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2009
Draft at The Gingerman NYC. Poured a clear dark orange/mber color. The head was thin and off white. The aroma was subdued overall with only a hint of raisin. Light bodied, crisp mouth feel. Bone dry with mild bitterness. Very earthy with notes of soda water, black tea, minerals/wet stone, black pepper and green pepper. Didn’t get much in the way of American hops listed in the description. Carbonation was on the higher end of the spectrum. Not to die for, but decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2009
On tap at Blind Tiger. I seemed to have enjoyed this more than other people. Amber in color with a medium off white head. Aroma of fresh, resinous hops- citrus, some pine, and some light belgian yeast suggestions. Taste has a good deal of hops- fresh citrus, somewhat earthy and resinous with some mild musty and estery belgian yeast. Bitterness got strong in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2009
On tap at Gingerman. Pours a nice clear amber with a foamy lasting light beige head. Aroma is nicely spicy with belgian yeast, phenolic, light plastic, green , slight grass with some nice hoppy fruitiness as well- mango- slight amarillo but not crazy strong. Flavor is a bit muted out especially with the hops- moderate pale and caramel malts, dry toasty character and a thin boring finish and mouthfeel and almsot an astringent bitterness that didnt seem to work. Everything kind of went downhill for me after the appearance and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Tap at Toronado SD. Great caramel red color. Nose is light Xmas spice and cinnamon sugar. Taste is nothing. I tasted nothing except malt skin and water. Couldn’t believe that the bartenders were advocating it so hard. Then after thinking about it... I absolutely could.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
ON tap at Toronado. Golden light brown with a small white head. Big hoppy aroma, bitter hoppy taste, strong citrus taste, and a dry mouth feel and finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Tap @ Stone. Pours a nice medium amber color with a good sized off white head that left great lacing. A nicely hopped earthy nose with a touch of yeast funk. Flavor was lightly hopped with a good amount of toasted malt, resin, and a bit of yeast.

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