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Brigand - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

183 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2002)
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mattfancett

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Bulgaria

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patre_tim

China

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-26-2014 01:50:51 | More by patre_tim
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koladiola

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-02-2014 21:02:24 | More by koladiola
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-01-2014 00:26:01 | More by outoffocus
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Modernrickk

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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jonbriggs

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

04-27-2014 01:06:46 | More by jonbriggs
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brugsbeertje

China

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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MaevaS

France

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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JaxBen_20J

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Saind

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-06-2014 12:04:17 | More by Saind
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2013, so it's a bit out of date. I've had this for ages - I seem to recall buying it in a Belgian supermarket as long ago as 2010. Stored in my garage since then. I'm hoping the ABV will have helped to preserve it from excessive degradation.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich golden-amber hue with good carbonation. Produces a huge head of creamy white foam with good retention; this slowly subsides to a thick surface layer. Aroma of fruity yeast esters with hints of raisins, mild banana, subtle apricot/peach, faint dried fruit, spice, a twinge of marzipan, earthiness and sugar. Slightly sweet and acidic, with a serious whiff of booze in the background.

Tastes of fruity yeast and mild caramel malt, with a bone-dry finish. Notes of raisins, apricots, mild banana, dried fruit, a hint of marzipan, pepper, spice, sugar, earthy yeast and faint stewed leaves. Hints of cardboard, sourness and alcohol in the background. Highly attenuated, followed by a lingering yeastiness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and very dry, with well-judged carbonation and decent body. Could be a tad thicker for the strength. Pretty astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity yeast, earthiness and booze.

A strong Belgian ale that packs a punch. Looks lovely, while the aroma and flavour are replete with spicy, fruity yeast esters. The booze also makes itself known. Body is OK but could be creamier. This bottle seems to have stood the test of time, but I wonder what a fresher example would be like. I might grab one sometime and find out. Anyway, a decent brew with a classic Belgian quality to it. Worth a punt if you stumble across it.

12-15-2013 02:15:03 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3/5  rDev -21.5%

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Massachusetts

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Ontario (Canada)

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Kansas

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Romania

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Brigand from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.