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Brunehaut Blonde - Brasserie De Brunehaut

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Brunehaut BlondeBrunehaut Blonde

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BA SCORE
80
good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Flounder57:
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.5%

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

Slightly hazy, golden-colored beer with straw edges and a decent creamy lace. Fresh and sugary malts, green wood, pith, hay, a touch of spice, pear and alcohol. Crisp and creamy on the palate. Fluffy mouthfeel. Sweet up front with some herbal notes (lavender comes to mind), going dry and with hints of medicinal flavors and apple skins. Mild grassy bite. Fruit (mango) on the breath. Lightly metallic beneath. Even drier. Straw. Then bone dry.

No great shakes here, just a basic Belgian blonde that provides some drinkability, but its flavor is short-lived and border-line bland.

09-20-2010 17:32:18 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%

11.2oz brown stubby.

Big psst when the cap came off, a slow gush of foam out of the bottle. Needless to say the head was sizable though the yeast turned this blonde opaque quick. Fruity aroma with suggestions of asian pears and papaya, hint of alcohol and grain as well. Delicate fluffy crispness off of a dry lighter body. Feign of taffy, dry baguette and leafy hop. Fruity and yeasty flavors throughout with a small breath of alcohol. Dry finish.

Aside from the yeast clouding things up this is a tasty little Belgian.

09-10-2010 02:03:44 | More by Jason
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The bottle gushed for several minutes when the cap was removed. Once it settled down enough to drink, it poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is bready malt with some yeast notes. The flavor is bread and some grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nothing too exciting here.

09-29-2010 02:15:05 | More by Mora2000
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-19-2014 00:08:37 | More by Loveyourbeer
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mattfancett

United Kingdom (England)

3.3/5  rDev -4.9%

08-27-2014 08:48:36 | More by mattfancett
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -9.8%

A - copper; big thick white head; great retention

S - sweet apple, musty, grassy

T - sweet, heavy intense apples, grassy

M - thin, light bodied, smooth, little carbonation

This is a light, easy drinking beer, but it has an off putting apple note that really ruins this for me. I'll avoid in the future.

05-28-2012 21:58:32 | More by tdm168
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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
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RuudJH

Netherlands

3.98/5  rDev +14.7%

Bio beer from Belgium. 33 cl. bottle.

Full golden colour, with a nice fluffy head, good lacing, nice carbonation.
Smell and taste are malty, with some nice citric and spicy hops.
Soft aftertaste, allmost sweet malts.
Mouthfeel is rather watery. The light body makes it excellently drinkable though.

10-21-2010 14:42:13 | More by RuudJH
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metter98

New York

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
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paleoplant

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-29-2014 23:38:36 | More by paleoplant
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

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
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illpass78

Maine

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
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bubseymour

Maryland

2.7/5  rDev -22.2%

The bottle said "Saint-Martin Blond" and nothing matched that exactly on this website so this seemed to be the closest match.

Appearance - Fizzy head that disappeared quickly. Murky yellow/orange hue with floating yeast particles. Picture vomit in a glass and you have what this beer looks like...yuk!

Smell - Some fruitiness noticable and also so straw scents....nothing that stands out though.

Taste - Sorry I don't really care for this beer.
Some spiciness to it which I don't care fore. At least it goes down realitively smooth with little aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Fizzy like champagne in the mouth. Otherwise nothing impressive at all.

Drinkability - Actually has a tolerable drinkability factor. Fairly light and no bad aftertaste of note. The flavorings just seem off though.

I could drink this if offered but would not seek it out again. I've had several other Belgian Blonde Ales that are much better than this offering.

03-06-2011 19:08:31 | More by bubseymour
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-04-2013 16:17:54 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-05-2013 23:33:06 | More by DerekMorgan
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bougz


3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-09-2012 18:05:00 | More by bougz
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RobotLovesBeer


3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-06-2012 19:32:29 | More by RobotLovesBeer
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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
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paterlodie

Belgium

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%

BB jul 06. Good presentation with lasting white head and a clear golden beer. Nose isgood maltyness but also giving apple juice. Litle candy/honey also and a nice and litle spice round the nose. Taste is dry malty, litle phelolic, green vegetables and quiet alcoholic and bitter in the end. Good carbonisation and quiet harmonic but the phenolic/bitter part hangs a litle. Well drinkable and something else as the regular.

10-05-2005 16:19:14 | More by paterlodie
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-19-2014 03:57:38 | More by akttr
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bmaggot

Lithuania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

07-17-2014 19:21:32 | More by bmaggot
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-01-2014 16:43:40 | More by rudabegga9
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours a foggy orange with a big crème head. Nose is very mild. Can barely pull anything off of it. Flavor is smooth. Sweet, yes. Dough tones, sure. A mild earthy character? Yeah. Feel is a bit full on carbonation and the liquid is well bodied. This is an okay pale ale. Nothing shattering or mindblowing, but overall okay.

03-19-2009 02:43:29 | More by RblWthACoz
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Brunehaut Blonde from Brasserie De Brunehaut
80 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.