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Brugs Bierinstituut
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Brugge, Belgium

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Basilius is een donker koperkleurig bier van 7% alc. VOL. Dit dorstlessend bier haalt zijn zachte karamelaromas uitsluitend uit de gebruikte gerstmouten. De hopsoorten zorgen daarentegen voor een subtiel fruitig (sinaasappel) en kruidig aroma en een verfijnde bitterheid. Stamwortgehalte: 16 PLATO 35 EBU 57 EBC 5 soorten gerstemout 2 hopsoorten: ◦Amarillo ◦Saaz

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guiroul33 (255) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle from Caprices et Delices, opened at home. Well balanced, pleasant bitterness in the finish. A good one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (1811) - BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2014
Bire du Brugs Bierinstituut brasse chez de Proef, et titrant 7% abv. Elle contient 5 malts dorge, et 2 houblons: Saaz et Amarillo. Couleur ambre fonc cuivr moyen. Clart nette. Bulles fines partout vives. Mousse beige fonc bien crmeuse avec des nappes en haut, stable 5 mm. Armes de cerise rouge sucre, reine-claude, miel de tilleul, malt cara et grill, candi brun. 1re bouche douce avec beaucoup de malt et dpices brunes. Arrire-bouche riche, assez dense, sur lOrient. 2me o la texture sarrondit encore. Bel quilibre malt/houblon avec du piment doux. 3me la superbe densit de saveurs, avec un zeste dorange pour peaufiner. Arrire-bouche riche en nuances, complexe. La longueur dbute sur le caramel et du houblon, dans un assemblage curieux mais vif. La suite est beaucoup plus homogne et fondue. La levure est pice, herbace, trs bien pour le genre. Lalcool remplit son rle, mais je le trouve un peu au taquet. La finale donne quelques baies des bois et myrtille. CONCLUSION: une grande recette assurment, une ralisation trs belle mais qui nest pas sans faille, notamment en dbut de longueur et sur le soutien apport par lalcool.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (3275) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Brugs Beerfest febr. 13. Copper color, with small off-white head. Aroma: caramel, spice. Medium body. Taste: sweet, caramel, chocolate, soft bitter touch.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (15111) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle @ Brugs Beertje, Brugge. Nice dark red color, medium sized off-white to beige head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, a hint of caramel and raisins, dark malts. Taste malts, sweet, lightly leaves, slightly earthy, raisins, caramel, brown sugar. Decent body and carbonation. Ok beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (5105) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2014
Dubbel commissioned by the Brugs Bierinstituut, with off-white, stable head and deep bronze colour. Strongly malty aroma with caramel and nuts, some pear, liquorice, toast; taste at first a dark, rounded fruitiness, vaguely sweetish, bit of a metallic touch, caramelly and nutty malts, finishing in a light toasted bitter. Not very well-balanced to my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (2412) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2014
Clear red copper, nice frothy tan head, stays a while, thin layer remains, not much lacing; sweet malty nose, somewhat vinous, brown sugar, caramel, roasty, nuts, dark fruit syrup, raisins, orange peel, spices; medium roasty sweetbitter taste, hint of chocolate; full-bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation; nice bittersweet finish with spicy notes, malty bitterness at the end.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (3815) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
Sample draught @BBF 02/2014, ZA. Complex malt-aromatics ranging from candied orange, maple syrup, prune jam and cassonade, evened out by a modern dry palate and great choice of dry hops to top off the desert dubbel base with spicy orange zest and some green hop bitterness. No traditional Belgian estery fumes whatsoever. Easily one of the more accomplished, elegant and finely composed beers, at risk of being overshouted by bolder un-belgian concoctions at the festival. - To revisit from bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2013
Ambre fonce voile, effervescence moyenne, col blanc moyen-fin. Malts caramel trs prsents mais nanmoins agrables, petit fruit, amertume lgrement rglisse bien prsente par la suite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
Red brownisch, small off-white head. Caramel, chocolate on the background, spices (hint of vanilla). Taste is chocolate, little herbal, soft but also above average carbonation. Sweet, light bitter touch in the finish. Excellent beer, very well balanced, comlex, enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (18000) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
33cl bottle from Terre de Boissons, Calais. Clear brown colour lasting beige head. Dry brown malty aroma. Its ok. Malty dubbel. Its fine. OK, not very exciting.


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