Brigand | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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3.82/5
Very Good
219 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Belgium
vanhonsebrouck.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,312
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
219
pDev:
13.61%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 219 |  Reviews: 123
Photo of sraufstok
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OlaB
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a big top of white creamy head that dissolves at a fast pace and leaves some sticky lacings on the glass. The aroma is of bread, apples, citrus, honey, cloves, and flowers. The flavour is sweet and fruity upfront with some light malts in the back. The flavour then gets more dry with a peppery and herbal feel. The finish is slightly bitter with a decent length on the aftertaste. The carbonation is high with a medium body and with a crisp and clean mouthfeel.
A good tasting and enjoyable beer. Not extremely exiting, but enjoyable for sure.

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Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Drunk-Monkey-Candyholic
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Not as good as a strong dark beer

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Photo of siebevl
2.78/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ArnoldStotzer
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dzu
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle.
L: semi transparent with a no foam head.
S: tart, sweet, fruity.
T: sweets, plums, apples.
F: medium body and soft carbonation.
O: too sweet but great belgian.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a darker golden color with a nice head, replenished by large bubbles coming up from the bottom. Nose is caressed bread and yeast. Mouth gets a bit of cider, some malt and some alcohol. Easy to drink, beware!

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Photo of claricealess
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yaron73
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nutty, yeasty morsel from my favorite Top 10 Belgian brewery.
I defer to MJ's "Guide": "lots of Saaz hoppiness and some yeast bite." He gave it 2.5

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Photo of TheVillageIdiot
4.71/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

WOW! OK, I've stated before, I'm NOT a beer snob, I'm not a connoisseur of beer. Big Daddy either likes it, or he don't like. Big Daddy likes this one. If it we consistently available this would easily become one of my first "Go-To" biers. I've bought one .75 liter bottle just to try it and all I can say it that I find this vary agreeable over all. I'll be going back for more. Thanks Buddies. Did I ever tell all you guys how much I love you? Did I ever tell you how much I love spell check once I've started drinking and begin writing bier reviews? Peace Out, xx, me

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrisroarshack
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fabianno
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zond
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMUduke
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

MEH! Not much going on here, all of the elements of a Belgian ale, but nothing stands out. Decent, but not outstanding. The label lured me in, and then stole my money.

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This belgian strong pale ale does the job nicely. Overall balanced the ale shows some floral hops and a strong pale malt character. Moderate to high carbonation

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NilocRellim
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a rich gold colour. Smells light and fruity, slightly sweet and malty. Tastes like it smells. Very drinkable for 9%. Tastes like an old recipe beer.

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Photo of der_meister
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Brigand from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 219 ratings