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

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dr.dod (473) - Szeged, HUNGARY - DEC 28, 2012
33cl draught. Nice foam with rings on the glass, you can feel only fruit especially tropical. Just at the end of the beer can taste some malt and hop and smoke. Very pricy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutz (996) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2012
Van de tap. Slechts een slok geproefd als test of ik zelf een glas zou bestellen. Ziet er goed uit goudkleurig met een mooie kraag. Fruitig aroma met wat sinaasappel. Smaakt gistig met een vleugje sinaasappel, weinig zoet. Deed me in de verte aan een hoegaarden grand cru denken. Ik heb er zelf geen meer besteld dus dat zegt genoeg...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 28, 2012
Draught at Csakajsr, Budapest
Clear golden ale with a medium foamy white head. Aroma of malt, fruity raisins and honey, coriander, vanilla. Typical belgian taste, sweet fruity character with spicies.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1571) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2012
on tap @ cafe Olivier, Utrecht. Golden with a white head. Fruity yeasty aroma. Spicy taste with a lot of sweetness. Tastes like a spiced up regular Brigand but otherwise not very interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (5940) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2012
Bright, clear blond appearance. Has some soft, light malt flavours. Its quite thick and a bit furry feeling. Warming alcohol finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (8194) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2012
Draught @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. Rated on 27.11.2010
Aroma is sweet with malt, some brown sugar and spices. Flavour has malt, some orange peel, hints of brown sugar and warming alcohol that gets stronger towards the finish. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (6748) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
Very difficult to get. Only brewed for export to specialist beer bars in Holland and always in casks, no bottles. I managed to review it at the 16th Essen Christmas beer festival 2010, where they always try and get a barrel. Darker than the regular Brigand and with a better head which remained intact for longer than the regular too. Stronger in flavour also, maltier and spiced? I could detect coriander both in the smell and taste. The hop content is certainly overpowered by the malty character of the brew. The alcohol is masked by a sweetness from the malts, but this isnt one of those sickly winter brews you sometimes come across in Belgium, this is very good indeed.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2012
Draft @ de engel. Aroma is swampy fruit. Flavour is meh, swamp and fruit. I hope something is wrong with this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5686) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2012
Orange, light fizzy body. Typical Belgian sweetness. Nothing special, cloves, clementine and white sugar. Light sweet taste from start to finish. Well brewed but a bit boring. (On tap at De Wildeman)

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1939) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 Rerate. Less clove this year. Still some, and very spicy. Sour sweet. Watery body, though not thin. On tap as "Winter Brigand". Clear orange with nice white head. As soon as I put my nose in the glass, the clove lowered my expectations of this beer, too much clove! Taste is not much better, way too much clove again.


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