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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2009
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep ruddy amber beer with a thin head. Aroma is quite hoppy. Lots of bright pine resiny hops over a softly toasty/bready maltiness. The flavour is quite lean and dry despite the fairly prominent malt flavour. Piny and a little bit herbal and spicy as well. There is a soft resiny chewy character with a bit of citrus and resin but also some light noble zesty hop flavour. Another solid brew from the Bruery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9246) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 17, 2009
On tap. Pours with a foamy, off-white head and a hazy dark amber body. Good lacing. Tons of citrus and spicy hops with a bit of fruit. Surprised at the ABV. Taste is a bit of Belgian yeast, earthiness, and spicy hops. Lively bubbles and a bit dry. Very good, stuff.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Amber pour, thin head. Nice hop aroma combines with a light underlying fruity sweetness and a touch of yeast to create a hoppy sessionable ale that I enjoyed quite a bit. Not as assertive as the gold, but very enjoyable nonetheless. I really enjoy these highly hopped Belgian Ales. It makes a style that is not necessarily my favorite very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil - I came at this not knowing what kind of beer it was supposed to be, so it was an interesting experience - the first few sips tasted all biere de garde, with a lot of biscuity, crackery malts and dry, cobweb notes - hints of innocuous fruitiness - however, with further sips, those hops really started to take over the beer - very earthy, pine-like, citrusy, zesty and peppery -very ipa-like - this quality wasn’t bad, but I was disappointed that it kept getting in the way of the belgian character and earthiness - still, another solid ale from these guys, even if it doesn’t know what it wants to be

   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Tap @ Rattle n Hum. Hazy deep amber color with a medium sized off-white head. Big citrus hop forward aroma that covers most of the malt. Some fresh grass at the end. Big citrus and grass hop flavor. Toffee malt taste at the end. Dries out with a very long and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4101) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 20, 2013
Nice one reminds me brittish casks. Is golden and hoppy and very grain rich. Golden features and smooth.

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