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Brewed by Brunehaut
Style: Belgian Ale
Rongy, Belgium

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Fruity in flavor, blond in color. Perfect marriage between a blond Belgian beer of top-fermentation and an old artisanally distilled genever.

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3.3
Maakun (5548) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2017
As St Amand. Dark golden with lots of floaters and a good sized off white head. Sweet malts and light bread, some spices, spruce, juniper and light pepper. There’s a bit of mixed fruit juice in the aroma but no fruity taste. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with good amount of mouthcoating carbonation. Decent blond.

3.4
Hamirubi (587) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2017
33cl bottle at home (1 I 2017), drank as Ne Kopstoot. A golden, brown, hazy, dirt looking brew, typically Belgian styled dark honey coloured with a white swift diminishing foam; a really fizzy collar. The nose has light hoppy notes, hinting at herbs. There are some malts in there as well, with a secondary sweet-alcoholic undertone. The taste has at first a very pleasant hoppyness, making this a herbs bitter brew. Making this not the usual plain Belgian malt ale. The genever-beer combination maybe is not portrayed that natural, it can even sip as unbalanced, yet the spiced alcohol backbone is spot on. Some artificial flavours do not ruin the beer’s elegance, although the style is rather aplomb. One can notice some pear, pepper or juniper berries in the aroma as well, maybe some "glue-features" too. All this, without being disturbing, harsh or violent. The mouthfeel has some keen sweetish notes, above the dirt-dust character. Quite a lovely, lingering herbs and spirit brew, enjoyable to savor.

3.7
AaronTDubs (500) - - JUN 28, 2016
Tried as Abbaye de St. Amand. Hazy, golden color. Highly carbonated. Primarily yeasty aroma. Sweet caramel, fruitiness, cherries deep in the nose, sharp phenolic spiciness. Rich mouthfeel. Quite sweet and malty, caramel, not much acidity, Yeast bitterness from phenols, like cocoa bean. Not too hoppy, but enough to give some balance. Finishes sweet with a touch of resiny hops and juniper. Obvious alcohol in feel, but not taste. Quite good blonde. The subtle juniper is a nice touch.

2.8
Zita (6325) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
light fresh aroma,pale, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, fizzy, fizzy, light accident finish.

3
Hansen (8595) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
Dark yellow coloured and almost clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is mainly sweet, malts, faint yeasty.

3.1
bewyder (508) - FRANCE - JAN 8, 2016
Ambrée orangée voilée, notes maltées et fruitées, mêlées agrume et acidulées. Intéressante et agréable. Bouteille 33cl achetée en épicerie au Touquet, France, bue le 09/06/2014.

2.6
tderoeck (9656) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2015
15/IX/15 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) - BB: VII/16 (2015-1195)

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Cloudy orange to amber beer, small fizzy white head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: very yeasty, sourish, infected, bit fruity, floral, some marzipan, oxidized. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: malty, bit sweet, sugary touch, orange peel, some caramel. Aftertaste: fruity touch, some alcohol, sweet, very malty, caramel.

2.9
tricksta_p (4635) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
Aroma of malt, yeast, fruits, some spicy notes, coriander, hint of vegetables, slight hint of jenever. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a light bitter finish. Not a bad Belgian Ale, jenever is very subtle.

3.9
chromeotaphor (170) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2015
Prachtig fruitig bloemig aroma met een lichte hint van (bessen)jenever. Helder blond, schuimkraag die redelijk snel wegtrekt en een zeepachtige schuimkraag. Zoete kruidige fruitige binnenkomst, zacht van smaak aangename zacht zoete prikkelende bitter in de afdronk. Met een aangename spicy afdronk van (bessen) jenever

3.4
jamaty (2141) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Efervescencia exagerada al servir, que se oye pero rápidamente se disipa. Color miel claro. El aroma es predominantemente floral y como el sabor complejo. En boca bien equilibrada con carbonatacion notable y cuerpo medio. Sabe a miel, piña, naranja y tiene un postgusto amargo. Merece la pena.


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