Brutus - Brouwerij Maximus
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
4.14/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle poured in pint glass. Looks a nice darm amber, medium fluffy head and nice carbonation going on.
Smell is big grapefruit, hops, caramel, spices. Very inviting.
Taste is again fruity, mainly citrus, but with a yeasty bitterness instead of just full on hops. Great toasted malts taste too. Later some mango and dried apricots, again some spices, can't really put my finger on what it is, but it would taste good in a nice curry. Aftertaste is hoppy bitterness, some lemon and a tiny metallic touch. Love this, very balanced but still quite bold.
Mouth: medium, perfect carbonation, slightly sticky feeling. Very good.
Overall: this is really good. Perfect beer for a warm summer evening. Very balanced and complex and still some bold hops. Will drink this again for sure.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2013 22:41:40 | More by Maakun
3.81/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On-tap at Cafe Belgie, Utrecht, Netherlands
A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that gradually died down and left lacing covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of pale and caramel malts are present in the nose along with faint hints of citrusy hops.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel malts along with strong notes of citrusy hops. There are some faint hints of malty sweetness and a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, a little clean and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice beer that combines the citrusy properties of an IPA with the clean character of a lager.
Serving type: on-tap
04-17-2013 20:22:24 | More by metter98
3.45/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Relatively new brewery here in Utrecht. Thought I'd give their staples a shot. Got this at the liquor store down the road.
APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, white head with great retention. Head gets a little loose after a few minutes. Body is a touch hazy and burnt orange in color with slightly higher levels of carbonation. Head fades to a foamy cap and leaves lots of lace at the top of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains leaving some lacing down the glass.
SMELL: Some grainy pilsner malts, caramel and floral hop notes. Some melon and pine hints as well. Quite hoppy.
TASTE: Follows the nose nicely with grainy malts, caramel, some bready flavors and floral hop notes at the swallow. Grainy, sweet finish is bold and lingering with a good dose of hop bitterness to balance it all out. Floral notes and hints of pine join the show. Pretty well balanced.
PALATE: Lighter body and medium levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, smooth going down and finishes slightly dry.
OVERALL: This is good stuff. I'm not a huge fan of pilsner malt and wish it had been excluded or substituted in the grain bill, but this is a well made lager and one that many people will enjoy. I certainly enjoyed it and would gladly drink it again. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2013 19:51:21 | More by Jeffo
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Huge head, difficult pour, chestnut brown with red highlights, cream head, oddly no visible rising carbonation.
S: spicy yeastiness, cross between an amber, a tripel and an IPA, creamy and delicious. alcohol aparent, orange peel
T: Indeed, an intesting mix, tastes more in IPA land, but it's really it's own thing. A surprising amount of fresh lemon which I've never tasted before in a beer, but not so bitter or tart. Quite nice. interesting non sweet blackberry elements.
M: nice smooth but textured feel. soft and inflated.
O: quite good. unique, american style but it's own thing. but not outstanding. would gladly have again and regularly.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2012 17:07:35 | More by sfprint
Brutus from Brouwerij Maximus
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.