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Brugs - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes visit their website

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Naerhu on 09-11-2004)
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Reviews by sfprint:
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3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy lemonade color that's been sweetened with brown sugar. In the light there it's also a bit pink. Not so carbonated.

S: Smells more like a German Hefeweißen than a Witbier. Yeasty!

T: The flavor is quite hollow. Slightly sour and lemony. Grassy too.

M: Other than the sourness, it's fine.

D: I wouldn't jump to drinking another, but another will do.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2010 22:04:14 | More by sfprint
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-16-2013 02:32:04 | More by uturn
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

"Brugs Biere Blanche Witbier" served on-draught into a Brugs goblet in a bar in Brussels, Belgium. Reviewed from notes taken June 2010.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, decent thickness, and average retention. Body colour is a cloudy lemon-yellow.

Sm: Very light aroma of lemon citrus esters.

T: Lemon ester body is more subtle than expected, but lacks a citrusy character. There's a light wheat foundation which threatens to come off weak but manages to simply stay light and refreshing. Very pleasant. Complex enough for a witbier. Subtle and simple, but effective.

Mf: Light, moderately thick, smooth, and wet. Just as it should be. Carbonation is good.

Dr: A fairly priced and refreshing beer that is low in ABV, slides down extremely easily, and is worth a go for fans of the style. A good summer witbier, but held back by its simplicity. Not a great beer for the style, but passable.


Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2012 18:37:53 | More by kojevergas
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3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Typical Belgian Wit appearance, reminds me of Hoegaarden. Lots of fluffy white head. Pale straw colored and cloudy.

S-Clove aroma is strongest note picked up, quite weak in aroma compared to many other of the style

T-Wheat and clove. Just a hint of skunk in this beer. Some orange and lemon notes.

M-Medium bodied and carbonated.

O-Pretty average. Tastes better as it warms a bit.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 23:26:35 | More by deebo
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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, coriander and hints of lemon citrus. In the taste, coriander, lemon zest, and orange peel starting with a small sweetness and ending dry. A small bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry lemon zest in the aftertaste. Nice big citrus and quite refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2011 20:49:04 | More by OWSLEY069
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3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: poured a hazy pale yellow color and with a white head
Smell: Wheat all over the place, yeast, coriander and orange.
Taste: Wheat, sweet, orange and some hints of clove.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, thin bodied.
Overall: Too single dimensional and much wheat for me, adding some lemon helps. There are many better witbeers out there though.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 16:05:35 | More by rvdoorn
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4.08/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at a small bar in Brussels.

A - Lightly clouded, fairly pale golden colour. I'm not going to give a rating for the piece of lemon which was stuck on the rim...

S - Sweet, light orange and lemon. Very citrus-y. Mild whiff of some cloves and herbs as well.

T - Quite mild and soothing. The lemon on the glass interferes slightly with the taste but it's not overpowering. Citrus flavours at first with a mild ale taste behind them all. Some of the herbal elements coming through as well.

M - Fairly smooth, some of the herbs help to give this a nice soothing feel with just a tang of orange & lemon.

D - Calm and soothing, very easy to knock back in rapid succession.

For those who get to drink this in its native Belgium, it's important to also point out that this is dirt cheap! I think this was something like 1.50€! Perfect with moules et frites!

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2011 09:16:22 | More by xylophonica
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4.22/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow into its flat custom glass, with ample head. Citrusy smell with whiff of wheat, almost floral yeast. Outstanding flavor that trademarks the witbier style the way it was meant to be, light spice and grain that finishes clean and lingers on the palate. Standard carbonation gives it a familiar feel, but the satisfaction in the understated flavors makes it incredibly drinkable. My favorite style for a summer BBQ, this beer was very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 13:46:12 | More by Wegomlegging
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2.88/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: It has a light straw colour, the head is not big and didn't last long. No real carbonation.

S: Very light smell which is mostly wheat and nearly absent lemon.

T: Surprisingly little spices and lemon. Monotone test wheat taste and not much else, there is some minor yeast to be found. If I had to imagine how wheat juice tastes like, I would think of this.

M: Rather light and watery.

D: Too monotone and causes me too think of wheat juice. It is easy to drink but comes across as a generic Belgian witbier. Goes down easy and can be refreshing but there is too little substance to it.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 18:49:45 | More by 77ships
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3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the tap into a branded chalice at the Midi Station in Brussels.

A: The beer is a bright hazy gold color with a 1 finger pure white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Lemon zest and a touch of malt. Not much else.

T: Citrus and pineapple. Finishing slightly spicy. Similar to a Hoegaarden. OK

Nothing exciting or particularly outstanding - just had this one while waiting for the rain to stop.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2010 18:38:17 | More by BucBasil
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2.95/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nose still very light with a scent of wheat (only 30% of wheat is used in this mix) and a touch of lemon. A distinct lack of spice in the body of the beverage is to be noted and you do not feel that a return to the lemony taste. The aftertaste is also low. This is certainly a refreshing beer but a little too devoid of flavor to be interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2010 18:01:45 | More by ThaCreep
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4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle bought from Gapwines, Belfast..

Poured a cloudy pale golden straw colour. White head poured big thick and foamy and faded slowly to thick frothy layer.. lots of sticky lacing... carbonation bubbles rush to the surface...

Aroma - Spicy, citrus pith, light coriander notes, some biscuity malts, apple traces, salty hints, floral / grassy, some very light honey sweetness, some cinnamon, perfumed, hint of Lemsip...

Taste - Strong clove and coriander spiciness, grassy, floral hops, no real maltiness, good lemon fruitiness, herbal notes, some vanilla creaminess, lots of wheatiness, quite yeasty...

M&D - Sharp and dry. Light body... Very refreshing and drinkable - would be nice on a hot summers day...

Overall - An excellent wheat beer... recommended...

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 08:40:48 | More by mdagnew
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