Brunehaut Blonde - Brasserie De Brunehaut

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BA SCORE
80
good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie De Brunehaut visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005)
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Photo of patre_tim
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden and hazy with lots of carbonation, 2 fingers of whipped cream, dense, long lasting off- white head.


S: Grassy, floral, light malts, peaches.


T: Buscuity with light sweetness, floral, light peachy fruitiness.


M: Medium, bready, both foamy and solid soda like carbonations happening simultaneously, creating an interesting texture.


O: Impressed by all 3 of these Bio’s I’ve had. Thought it wouldn’t be so good so have avoided trying them. Got in Chiang Mai, drank December 17th, 2014.

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled 5/2013. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, apricot, pear, apple, pepper, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange zest, apricot, pear, apple, pepper, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, pepper, cracker, biscuit, light honey, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian blonde ale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of Jmasley1
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MGodduclan5
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mattfancett
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

330ml squat as ever was short bottle. Beyond being organic, this has additionally been 'de-glutenized' - so, much, science!

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden straw colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly fizzy off-white head, which leaves a bit of random sudsy sea coral lace around the glass as it quickly and evenly subsides.

It smells of crackery, grainy pale malt, earthy, ethereally funky yeast, dried apple and stale pear, a touch of indistinct citrus, a little coriander and clove spice, wet, almost sulfuric minerality, and a mild leafy, weedy hoppiness. The taste is bready, crackery, and grainy pale malt (one apparently sloughing off the removal of its gluten proteins), muddled drupe fruit, generic (not a bad thing) Belgian yeast, waning orange and lemon rind, and the cold warmth of clove, white pepper, and neutered coriander spice.

The bubbles are certainly active up front, and continue their tight, frothy charade for a good long while, the body an adequate medium weight, and plainly smooth, as yeast, carbonation, and alcohol alike seem to find it acceptable to poke their noses in here. It finishes off-dry, mostly, as the biscuity, grainy malt starts gasping its last, in the face of those folks just mentioned above.

An agreeable sort of BPA, nothing seems lacking after considering the ministrations necessary to qualify it for such hipster and foodie label cred. Anyways, another example of that scary scientific method producing a better outcome (make a normal beer, and then extract what you don't want), rather than starting with an inferior and laughable ingredient list. Worth a go, whatever your dietary concerns may or may not be.

Photo of bmaggot
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of paleoplant
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A bright golden brew with little sediment. The aroma is bready, with a bit of sweet Belgian yeast notes. In the taste, banana, clove and bubblegum like yeast notes. There are also doughy malts and a herbal hoppy bitterness. Not cloying, but somewhat sweeter. Light to medium bodied ale with high carbonation. Overall, a clean Belgian blonde, pretty decent.

Photo of illpass78
4.21/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a glass.

Appearance: Pours a glowy golden with heavy carbonation. It has a big, pillowy white head - almost pilsner-like. Lacing moderate.

Aroma: Smells are yeasty, malty and faintly spicy. Some faint citrus fruit. Also bread, toast, and some biscuit.

Taste: Follows the nose, but bolder. Pretty good flavor for such a light colored beer. I like this a lot.

Mouthfeel: Perfect amount of body.

Overall: I think his is a great, under-appreciated BPA. The higher alcohol is masked by the flavors, which I think is a positive attribute. Good stuff - makes me want to check out more of their offerings.

Photo of Vsarmatov
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of rudabegga9
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of UncleAddie
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Flounder57
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz beer was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a two finger head that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a golden straw yellow with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Yeasty esters, bready malts, spices. Lots of bready malts in here.

Taste: Tastes alright. Bready malts are up front. Yeasty notes and spices are slightly there.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, a bit smooth, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a little dry.

Overall: A decent BPA at best. It be cleaner tasting and less chewy, but still an enjoyable beer.

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of vegasmac99
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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Brunehaut Blonde from Brasserie De Brunehaut
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.