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Brunehaut Bio Ambrée Gluten Free - Brasserie De Brunehaut

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 27
rAvg: 4.06
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Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Ciocanelu on 11-01-2013

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3.61/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml stubbie bottle. All the same metrics as the blonde, but, y'know, amber.

This beer pours a slightly glassy, medium orange-brick amber hue, with a rising tower of puffy, tightly foamy, and yet fizzy ecru head, which leaves some attractive striated sudsy lace around the glass as it slowly retreats.

It smells of bready, biscuity caramel malt, muddled dark orchard fruit, sharp, almost phenolic yeast, warm, kind of boozy vanilla, a hint of dry cocoa, and leafy, grassy, and mildly spicy hops. The taste is not nearly as sweet as I was anticipating - grainy, biscuity pale malt, restrained dry bready caramel notes, and dried black fruit (raisins, and such) - with more laid-back dark chocolate, increasingly acrid vanilla, defeated yeast, and a soft earthy, leafy, and herbal hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite active in its tightly-rendered frothiness, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and plainly smooth, the alcohol and yeast seeming to take their collective few ounces of flesh. It finishes mostly dry, the biscuity malt persisting, amongst the lingering yeast, edgy fruit, and not so strangely perfumed floral hops.

More a minor failure as a Belgian amber ale, than as anything organic or gluten-free, it would seem. Hard to believe I'm saying this, but this made in Belgium offering is just not sweet enough, and it's neither the fault of the yeast nor the alcohol. Whatever it is, it's not critical, but it does leave this one lagging just below the mean, if you know what I...and exit, stage left. (1,524 characters)

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2.98/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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A: Copper amber and almost a metallic beauty to it, hazy all the way, 4 fingers of creamy beige head. Nice random lacing.


S: Caramel, fruity, strawberries, fresh peaches, hint of smokiness, sweet and floral.


T: Orange, a little caramel, green strawberries, peaches, a dull hit of bitterness, a little smokiness, light sweetness.


M: Medium lightly syrupy body medium carbonation.


O: Got and drank in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Dec 5th, 2014. Really enjoying this beer, especially with Burmese Chicken and Potato Curry, as well as Burmese Mango Salad. The Mango salad is much milder than Thailand’s, and it was a good match. Also tried it with standard Thai fair, spicy chicken which was also a great match. Really well crafted brew for a Bio, gluten free beer. (769 characters)

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3/5  rDev n/a

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3.58/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 6/2014. Pours hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of apricot, strawberry, plum, pear, apple, pepper, clove, caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate/nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of apricot, strawberry, plum, pear, apple, pepper, clove, caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate/nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, strawberry, pear, apple, caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, light chocolate/nuttiness, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian amber ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering. (1,558 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.57/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I was tasting around to add a Gluten Free (5ppm) beer to my inventory and I came across this from my distributor.

Serving: Poured from a 330ml bottle.

Appearance: The appearance is like many Ambers you probably have seen before, but a little darker. The head was nice and fluffy and took a long time to dissipate. Very pleasing.

Smell: The nose was a mild chocolate and generally sweet. It is very inviting and unlike any Amber I have ever smelled. This one really has a great aroma.

Taste: Very smooth and delicate! It opens up with a very mild hop taste and then sweetens as you inhale afterwards. The aftertaste is very Chocolate forward!

Mouthfeel: Fluffy! This Amber is amazingly drinkable and goes down just wonderfully.

Overall: This beer is very slick, the malt and hops are splendidly blended. It is a very easy drink and leaves you wanting more. I have never truly delved into Amber beers outside of some well known Macro styles. Brunehaut did a wonder with this beer! Also, to be honest, when one sees "organic" and "gluten-free" on any product, they anticipate a held back version of the original. If this was blind-tasted, there is no possible way that anyone could think it had those properties. This is a hearty Belgian and that is all there is to it! (1,276 characters)

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2.79/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Brunehaut Bio Ambrée Gluten Free from Brasserie De Brunehaut
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