Brunehaut Bio Ambrée Gluten Free - Brasserie De Brunehaut
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Reviews by chinchill:
3.75/5 rDev +10%
330ml stubbie bottle served in a Belgian snifter. No indication of gluten free on this 2012 bottle of "Amber Ale".
Pours hazy, copper colored with a semi-durable beige head.
Aroma: Caramel malts a touch of spicy hops, hints of vanilla, butterscotch and ripe fruits.
Flavor: toffee, dark fruits, a whisper of vanilla. butterscotch and light spices.
Feel: lively but fairly soft carbonation; near medium body; a bit astringent.
O: solid and interesting but bettered by a number of others.
06-19-2014 22:12:42 | More by chinchill
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3.58/5 rDev +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, dried black fruit - raisins, and such - 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 does put this one lagging just below the mean, if you know what I...and exit, stage left.
07-26-2014 04:19:17 | More by biboergosum
4.5/5 rDev +32%
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!
06-06-2014 01:21:16 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
Brunehaut Bio Ambrée Gluten Free from Brasserie De Brunehaut
80 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.