Geneviève de Brabant Rousse

RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
The name Rousse de Brabant – ‘Brabant Russet’ – inevitably evokes John I, the most distinguished of the Dukes of Brabant, poet and knight, and a man whose reputation as a military and political strategist extended far and wide. No rival could get the better of him at tournaments, and his jousting was invariably accompanied by fabled festivities with plenty of liquid refreshment. But there’s a chink in every suit of armor, and in John’s case it was his constant need for money to fund his pursuit of the ladies. Among these was one whose flamboyant red hair particularly inflamed his passion, but who – alas! – resisted his advances. To win her over, he hit upon the idea of asking his master brewer to create a sweet, light ale with red highlights.

Thus was born the Rousse de Brabant, a beer not unlike the lady after whom it is named: bashful, disinclined to reveal its charms, yet once won ready to give itself with passion and generosity !

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Svartvit (1040) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle shared during the November THT tasting at deanso’s place. Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet malts an yeast with a fruity note. Taste is moderate sweet, light bitter. Medium body, low carbonation. Typical Belgian, pretty boring.

sjogro (5403) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Sampled from bottle at "This is not really deanso’s last THT"-tasting. Clear amber with thin white head. Dusty sweet malts and barley. Medium sweet and light bitter. Medium malty body and low carbonation.

kermis (15285) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle shared. Clear amber with a cream head. Aroma of malt, yeast, plastercine and toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle at almost Dean’s final tasting, but we’ll call it his final tasting anyway. Pours a clear amber beer with a small white head. Aroma of malt, light white fruit. Flavor is sweet, malty and yeasty. Typical Belgian ale. Nothing special.

Benzai (17005) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 25, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ Benzai’s final THT although MrHangover thinks it’s something else. Somewhat reddish color, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, sweetness, slightly sugar, a touch of caramel or caramelised sugar. Decent body and carbonation.

deanso (10404) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 25, 2016
75cl bottle shared at THT. Thin white head. Clear light amber pour. OK beer

SkillsFactory (738) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2015
Tra l'ambrato e il rosso, schiuma ocra chiara di media persistenza. Aroma di prugna, floreale e leggero tostato. Al palato prevale più il tostato, leggera prugna e poco altro, coda amaricante erbacea e tostata. Corpo medio, molto carbonata.

Sissio (1834) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 22, 2015
Clear amber, minimal cream head Riped fruit, belgian yeasts, raisins, ananas, peach Watery, light caramel malts, raw sugar Resin in aftertaste

Dorqui (2387) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 15, 2015
Genevieue de Brabant Rousse. Bottled 0,75L. Dark amber braced color, modest bubbly aspect, good head duration. Fresh aged flowery and cellar nose with something roasty cereals. Pleasant mouth, long bitterish and little ash final

77ships (11747) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
Joint bill with Kraddel. Tasted @ Rampkrot. 2013 Vintage. Reddish amber, solid white sugar. Sweet sugar, candy, corn & herbal nose. Taste is plastic fruit, berries, herbal, corn,… Fizzy. Cheap rubbish in a “fancy” bottle as was to be expected.

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