Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Brutus | Brouwerij Maximus

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BrutusBrutus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Maximus
Netherlands | website

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sfprint on 01-05-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
15
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
17.62%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 15
Reviews by sfprint:
Photo of sfprint
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

exp 08/18/12.

A: Huge head, difficult pour, chestnut brown with red highlights, cream head, oddly no visible rising carbonation.

S: spicy yeastiness, cross between an amber, a tripel and an IPA, creamy and delicious. alcohol aparent, orange peel

T: Indeed, an intesting mix, tastes more in IPA land, but it's really it's own thing. A surprising amount of fresh lemon which I've never tasted before in a beer, but not so bitter or tart. Quite nice. interesting non sweet blackberry elements.

M: nice smooth but textured feel. soft and inflated.

O: quite good. unique, american style but it's own thing. but not outstanding. would gladly have again and regularly.

 667 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maakun
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured in pint glass. Looks a nice darm amber, medium fluffy head and nice carbonation going on.

Smell is big grapefruit, hops, caramel, spices. Very inviting.

Taste is again fruity, mainly citrus, but with a yeasty bitterness instead of just full on hops. Great toasted malts taste too. Later some mango and dried apricots, again some spices, can't really put my finger on what it is, but it would taste good in a nice curry. Aftertaste is hoppy bitterness, some lemon and a tiny metallic touch. Love this, very balanced but still quite bold.

Mouth: medium, perfect carbonation, slightly sticky feeling. Very good.

Overall: this is really good. Perfect beer for a warm summer evening. Very balanced and complex and still some bold hops. Will drink this again for sure.

 784 characters

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Cafe Belgie, Utrecht, Netherlands

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that gradually died down and left lacing covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of pale and caramel malts are present in the nose along with faint hints of citrusy hops.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel malts along with strong notes of citrusy hops. There are some faint hints of malty sweetness and a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, a little clean and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice beer that combines the citrusy properties of an IPA with the clean character of a lager.

 729 characters

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of leitmotif
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taboada
3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeffo
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Relatively new brewery here in Utrecht. Thought I'd give their staples a shot. Got this at the liquor store down the road.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, white head with great retention. Head gets a little loose after a few minutes. Body is a touch hazy and burnt orange in color with slightly higher levels of carbonation. Head fades to a foamy cap and leaves lots of lace at the top of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains leaving some lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Some grainy pilsner malts, caramel and floral hop notes. Some melon and pine hints as well. Quite hoppy.

TASTE: Follows the nose nicely with grainy malts, caramel, some bready flavors and floral hop notes at the swallow. Grainy, sweet finish is bold and lingering with a good dose of hop bitterness to balance it all out. Floral notes and hints of pine join the show. Pretty well balanced.

PALATE: Lighter body and medium levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, smooth going down and finishes slightly dry.

OVERALL: This is good stuff. I'm not a huge fan of pilsner malt and wish it had been excluded or substituted in the grain bill, but this is a well made lager and one that many people will enjoy. I certainly enjoyed it and would gladly drink it again. Recommended.

 1,273 characters

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.64/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Arnoutbrouwer
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Brutus from Brouwerij Maximus
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe