Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Emelgem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This rebellious Brigand is a dry bitter, blonde beer that re-ferments in the bottle. It used to be amber in colour; now it is pale blonde thanks to the use of pale malts and pils malt as well as unmalted wheat. Brigand tastes full in the mouth with a slightly malty aroma. It also has a slightly malty taste with accents of spices and hops. The hop bitterness comes through in the finish.

Ingredients: water, barley malt (Pale, Pilsener), unmalted wheat, sugar, hops, yeast, antioxidant (ascorbic acid).

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
richc83 (35) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Meh... Nothin special to drink so im not gonna take the time to explain it... Average at best

dchad56 (548) - - NOV 9, 2017
Bottle - high carbonation, pale yellow with good frothy thick white head. Gentle aroma - ok. Ting on tongue and in mouth. No great taste or strength - bit over powered by fizz.

blackisle (2813) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2017
Bottle 33cl. @home poured into a tulip glass. Clear golden, huge soapy white head, dissipating slowly, light lacing; aroma sweet malts, (Belgian) yeast, spicy notes, after a while light tangerine and banana notes; taste light heavy sweet and light bitter, malty, light fruity, spicy and boozy notes; sweetbitter aftertaste, spicy notes, bit yeasty; full-bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation; smooth and warming, alcohol noticeable but in a modest way; a Belgian strong ale the way I like it.

biilz (201) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2017
Крепкий эль по вкусу и самой бутылки напоминает пиво Duvel. Не заметил какого то специфического вкуса. Среднее пиво для ужина. Не питкое

adamnowek (3291) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2017
Clear like apple juice. No head. Aroma is malt, a bit of cat urine, and stale bread. Sugary sweet. Extremely low carbonation. Also, I find the label unsettling.

ardeo (540) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2017
Belle blonde limpide en 33 cl. Odeurs de malt, de levure et d’herbes. Bouche légèrement acidulée, métallique, maltée ; pointe de rose et herbes. Plutôt sympathique mais sans plus !

Bygers (1184) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle 0,33l at de Rooden Hoed Grand Café, Antwerp. Aroma and taste is sweet malts, hops, yeasts, caramel, fruits, brown sugar. Soft carbonation. Medium sweet to bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Zilb (379) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - MAY 5, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2017 1an et 2 mois avant DLC. Blonde, carbo faible, col de mousse à grosse bulle bonne tenue. Nez sur l?alcool : différents types d?alcool. 1er nez sur l?alcool standard. En se réchauffant : toujours dur l?alcool mais beaucoup plus complexe ! Un peu de pomme également. Douce sur l?alcool et le malt. Pointe amertume en final puis alcool et fruit type banane bams. 3,5/5

gripweed57 (2861) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2017
Fro old tasting notes. Cloudy orange gold color. Bubbly white head. Fragrant, perfumy malt nose. Zesty malt flavor with a noticeable boozy character. Brief bittersweet malt finish. This ale packs a punch, but lacks finesse.

Banzale (356) - FRANCE - APR 11, 2017
Acheté à tabac&co palais des bières dans famiflora à dottignies. Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur dorée belle brillance . Belle mousse ce tiens bien assez crémeuse. Au nez : c’est les céréales , un peu de malts caramel, un peu de pin au nez. En bouche : C’est plutôt assez simple. Note céréaliers agréable bien fait, sucrosite malts caramel discrète. Note de pin léger et un peu de coriandre et de banane. Longueur correct. Carbonisation moyennes.

bartlebier (4123) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 1, 2017
33cl 03/2019, BLsampler 2017-04. - Managed to avoid this for the better half of my drinking career, tramming past the garish blue bottle many times in that touristy beershop Ghent-Groentenmarkt. Now, along with many other hurdles, it’s catching up with me in exile. - - Decently viscous honeygolden pour with dense cappuccino cream head. Sugary aroma of metallic industrial honey, Frosty flakes, barley husk sulphurs, controlled additives. - Manages to taste like a Leffe Blond aspiring to Duvel, or Duvel giving up on its slim, self-respecting regime and landing at a corpulent, dulcet Leffe. Oddly, perversely, perniciously drinkable, as if 9% of ethanol are ether to a liver. - This beers seeks to imitate and target both these other iconic Blgian beers’ markets and ends up with a bloated, adjunct-laden bod and an empty soul. Professionally miscrafted at the highest level of expertise.

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