Brunehaut Blonde - Brasserie De Brunehaut
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3.98/5 rDev +14.7%
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 if 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.
07-18-2014 02:35:14 | More by biboergosum
3.54/5 rDev +2%
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.
05-12-2014 00:55:28 | More by Stinkypuss
4.21/5 rDev +21.3%
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.
05-03-2014 12:54:44 | More by illpass78
3.55/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
07-23-2013 04:23:50 | More by Flounder57
3.08/5 rDev -11.2%
(courtesy from Loic Tyberghein) 330ml bottle. La Chouffe Tulip glass. Enjoyed on mar13. Pale yellow straw color. Veiled. White froth creates close crown. Lasting thin layer remains on top. Sweet yeast, herbal & hay aromas, hints of citrics & grape, spiced notes. Enters smooth malty rounded by honey touch with subttle underneath hoppiness. Medium body. Moderate to high carboantion.Texture is dense to watery. Fruits & spices in the middle linger into a dry non-sharp bitter finish. Fruity aftertaste, Refreshing & drinkable since ABV is felt but sensation is pleasant. Pretty corrrect beer, neither bland nor flat as many Bios use to be.
03-16-2013 00:24:18 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.53/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy light golden amber with a massive white head with good retention and tons of lacing. Light aroma of wheat, Belgian yeast and sweet malt. Flavor is light fruit, Belgian yeast, wheat, slightly aromatic. Finish is mild and surprisingly sweet. Light to medium bodied. A pleasant, very light, sweet Belgian blonde, enjoyable but not memorable.
12-16-2012 02:04:14 | More by LiquidAmber
3.53/5 rDev +1.7%
A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that took a long time to die down, leaving lacing down the sides of the glass and a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of musty Belgian yeast and pale malts in the nose, similar to a muted version of Duvel.
T: The taste similar to the smell except that the malts are a little more accentuated and the finish has some hints of spices. There is a very light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some slight hints of dryness.
O: This is a nice an easy to drink beer if you want something that has Belgian yeast but is relatively light in body.
11-09-2012 01:48:51 | More by metter98
Brunehaut Blonde from Brasserie De Brunehaut
80 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.