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Brunehaut Blonde - Brasserie De Brunehaut

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BA SCORE
80
good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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Reviews by Jimmys:
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: thick hazy straw. towering bubbly head dies down pretty quickly.

S: fruit salad, vinous, almost brett-like tartness. slight sweetness, cant find any bitter characteristics here. i know belgian pale's aren't necessarily bitter

T: yeasty components shine through with a solid earthy hop characteristics in the middle. strong bread-like sweetness with a residual grape linger + fusel alcohol in the aftertaste. good flavors, just hard to pinpoint it as a belgian pale.

M: bubbly, a little heavy on the carbonation, but just a touch.

D: pretty light and refreshing. good beer, but i feel like it might be mis-labeled as a bel pale.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 21:04:17 | More by Jimmys
More User Reviews:
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
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 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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 02:35:14 | More by biboergosum
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bmaggot

Lithuania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-30-2014 19:41:29 | More by Latarnik
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 00:55:28 | More by Stinkypuss
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illpass78

Maine

4.21/5  rDev +21.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 12:54:44 | More by illpass78
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Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-12-2014 19:22:48 | More by Vsarmatov
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-19-2014 03:57:38 | More by akttr
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-28-2013 23:48:20 | More by UncleAddie
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-20-2013 20:25:20 | More by JAHMUR
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-13-2013 03:45:45 | More by dmorgan310
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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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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 04:23:50 | More by Flounder57
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.3%

05-15-2013 00:59:29 | More by Lukass
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vegasmac99

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

04-07-2013 19:16:17 | More by vegasmac99
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 00:24:18 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-17-2012 23:18:36 | More by TX-Badger
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 02:04:14 | More by LiquidAmber
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metter98

New York

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 01:48:51 | More by metter98
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bougz


3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-09-2012 18:05:00 | More by bougz
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shelby415

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-27-2012 21:25:10 | More by shelby415
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RobotLovesBeer


3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-06-2012 19:32:29 | More by RobotLovesBeer
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Brunehaut Blonde from Brasserie De Brunehaut
80 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.