A Night In Brussels | Three Taverns Craft Brewery

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A Night In BrusselsA Night In Brussels

Brewed by:
Three Taverns Craft Brewery
Georgia, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Night In Brussels IPA is a Belgian-style American IPA with malts from Belgium, a blend of American hops, pure cane sugar in the best southern tradition, and an authentic Belgian yeast strain. A pleasing marriage of old- and new-world beer cultures, this unique ale is best understood as an American IPA on a Belgian road trip.

69 IBUs

Added by Zach136 on 09-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 158
Photo of GreatStoutman
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark golden pour is hazy with white head that leaves a nice lacing. Not much aroma here, maybe some fruit, citrus and a touch of pine. Nothing Belgian yet. Taste is all ipa and it's pretty sweet. Bitterness kicks in with a medium to full body, much chewier than expected. Finished crisp, without a sign of anything Belgian. It's a pretty good ipa, I'm just confused about the night in Brussels part.

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Photo of thebeers
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear orange-amber color with very thin white head. Sweet, fruity aroma with peaches and melon most prevalent. The aroma barely carries over the taste, however. Light bodied and light flavored with a bit of hop bitterness on the back end. Doesn't remind me of Brussels at all.

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Photo of BillRoth
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had airport pub. Poured in large 3T chalice. Beautify pour though clearly more IPA like than big plumey Belgian. Not much of a nose, but Citra really came through in the taste. Belgian yeast is restrained but pleasantly present. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Perhaps a bit off for the style...but I loved it. Really nice easy sipper with well rounded Citra hop flavor and unnoticeable 7.5% ABV. Definitely worth grabbing one if @ A25 gate.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly dark golden color with a good white head and sticky lacing. Orange and lemon with slight malt smell. For being Belgium I don't taste much of it, more orange and lemon hops like the smell and some toasty bread malts. Medium lite body and carbs. Pretty good but don't expect any Belgium to it.

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Photo of takusan1000
3.22/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like Belgians and I like ipas, but now I know that I'd rather have them separate than mixed. People are calling this "balanced" but to me the flavors are not at all. I feel like the closest comparison I can make is with simpler times lager, which is odd. I'm getting a lot of adjunct flavors here.

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Photo of do_ob
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Pours a clear, light goden with a pretty 2 finger head of fluffy, white foam atop. Floral and sweet fruit notes on the nose - lilac, grapefruit, citrus, mango, raisins, and pineapple. I also detect an ever-so slight tartness, as is commonly found in sours. Medium-light weight, and quite crisp on the mouthfeel. Lots of sweet fruit up front, including grapefruit, grapes, pineapple, mango, and tangerine. The taste is pretty much constant throughout, but does finish with a nice, clean sweetness that lingers on the aftertaste. Creamy, yet crisp finish with a dry tartness left on the taste buds.

Overall, much better than I had expected, given the BA rating. Definitely a fruit-forward IPA, but damn tasty. I wish I had more than one of these guys to enjoy.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle - Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, light gold-toned body with a medium-sized, whitish head. Scant lacing.

Smell: Fruity hops smelling of juicy Valencia oranges and a side sliver of melon and lemon peel. Predominately biscuity malts fellow with a touch of implied sweetness.

Taste: With a start toasted biscuit tops a sweetish, honeyish taste follows with a bit of grain. Peppery, lightly citrusy with a small hint of melon given a small boost from the spicy yeast. Moderate bitterness. Swiftly drying as you near the well carbonated, bitterish finish, just of bit of which lingers into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation for a good, frothy mouthfeel.

Overall: It's fairly drinkable and likable. The hops aren't overly pronounced, but I prefer 'em well-rounded as opposed to jagged and disjointed.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost clear deep gold/pale amber with a steady stream of carbonation bubbles streaming up from beginning to end of the glass. With all these bubbles it is odd that the pour produces barely 1.5 fingers of shortlived, foamy, white head that diminishes to a pasty wash of webs & motes of lace. Aroma is crystal malt, sweet & faintly bready, fruity hints of apple & pineapple, faint citrus & pine hops wrapped in a hint of Belgian funk. Taste sweet & fruity with hints of crystal & caramel malts, apple & white grape, some spice, hop notes of citrus, grass & pine. Finishes fruity becoming lightly bitter in a slightly astringent aftertaste. Alcohol presence is well hidden. As is almost always the case with this & other Belgian styles the bitterness & alcohol spice, warmth & overall presence becomes more noticeable as the brew warms. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, tongue coating, prickly with medium-high carbonation.

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Photo of Mojo
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> Wicked Weed snifter

A - cloudy medium gold with a two finger white head and tons of lacing.

S - fresh citrus aroma, bread, and grass

T - citrus flavors (orange peel, grapefruit, lemon) with a dry yeasty finish.

M - medium thick, good carbonation, not much of an aftertaste

O - pretty good for the style. Fairly tasty.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured chilled in standard ale glass

A: medium amber color; thin but silky head; very active carbonation; good lacing
S: very sweet and appealing aroma; bubblegum and malt
T: candy sweet at the start, followed by a wave of Belgian-strain yeast, then completed with bittering hops; what an interesting, complex chain of flavors; there's something in the effect that would bother me if I had this a lot
M: mealy and thick, appropriate f or this style

This beer fits squarely in no particular style, and so makes a distinctive impression on the palette. I can see this becoming a brew to imitate--I hope it lives long. Enjoy!

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Photo of BrewerDawg
4.77/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A beautiful beer from one of the best new breweries I've seen. These guys get it, and their beer shows an attention to detail that is rivaled only by a very few other breweries. This beer is unique. It pours a dark golden color with a finger or so of head. The aroma is clean. That's the best way I can describe it. It is a very clean, crisp smell, and this is matched by the flavor. This is my favorite IPA right now, and I recommend it to anyone who will listen!

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Photo of BurningTreeMufen
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Served in oversized wine glass. Color is orange with a off-white head. Medium retention.

Smell- Citrus notes, with grapefruit standing out, mixed with a slight belgian yeast aroma. Malty notes as well.

Taste- Citrus with yeast and malt undertones. Alcohol is not as well hidden as it could be.

Mouthfeel- Light and a bit oily. Light carbonation.

Overall- A lighter hop profile for the style, but works nicely. Well-balanced hop, yeast, and malt character. Definitely left an impression and I will be buying this beer again in the future.

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Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

A: Pours a rich golden yellow with slight one finger head leaving some light lacing.

S: Sweet malts, candy sugar, and a faint hint if floral hops.

T: Nice blend of sweet malts and floral hops.

M: Medium body with a fair amount of carbonation.

O: Easy drinking and enjoyable, but doesn't really stand out. It could use more prominent hops, more depth of flavor.

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Photo of argock
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No obvious freshness date. Received awhile back from goo friend Erinn in an informal trade of locals.

A: Nearly clear orange-amber with 2-finger off-white foamy head with decent retention and scrappy lacing left behind.

S: A lot of light crystal malt in the nose, 20-40L, with a surprising malty nose for a Belgian IPA. The yeast esters are moderate at best with the ripe fruit tang of a Belgian strain. Hoppiness brings mango and lemon-grapefruit character with some earthy notes as well.

T: The flavor is a bit muted overall but pleasant enough with earthy, herbal, lemon hop notes which combine with the light and medium crystal malts to leave a bland beer overall. As a Belgian Pale ale, this might be okay with a bit more caramel characer, but as a Belgian IPA, this one doesn't measure up.

M: Easy enough to drink and the body is pretty light with well-hidden alcohol.

O: One Night in Brussels is not a very memorable beer. Raging Bitch decimates this brew. It is easy drinking, but really drinks more like a hoppy Belgian Pale Ale than a BelgianI IPA.

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Photo of Florida9
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A Belgian-Style American India Pale Ale. When you've got to jam three countries into the name of the style of your beer, you might want to re-think your beer. Never-the-less...

A: Clear golden yellow in color. Forms a modest creamy white head. Decent retention. Little lacing.

S: Decent aroma. Bread, apple butter, unripe citrus. Some lighter caramel malts. Some faint yeasty phenols.

T: Taste is similar to the aroma - decent, but with little actual character to set this beer apart. Pale malts, biscuit, and a light bit of caramel malt. There is a slightly toasty quality. Very light yeast character. Orange pith. Mildly earthy on the back end.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Moderate carbonation. Mild bitterness, though there is a mild astringent dryness on the back end.

O: It is apparent this beer was brewed to have the greatest mass appeal possible. Of course, the result is an relatively characterless beer that only hints at being either Belgian or an IPA.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on February 2, 2014.

The color of the pour is copper amber with very good, clean clarity building up to a quick lasting fizzy white head.

Instead of an IPA I feel like I am smelling a Belgian Tripel with its yeasty, toasted biscuit, and slightly spicy character. The grassy hops are more muted but there.

Light and refreshing body.

The taste begins with a toasted bready malt character and Belgian sweetness but there is a slightly astringent but likable hop bitterness warming things up from behind. Nice.

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Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Served by brewery staff at the Ponce de Leon Beer Fest. Poured with a rather large head.

Aroma: fruit; honey; light bready malt. Aside from the fruitiness, less hoppy than expected.

Sweet start with a mildly bitter finish.
Quite fruity. Sweet for a beer with this much hop flavor. Excellent balance

Feel: Light body with medium-high carbonation.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A pilsnerish golden, with a touch of lace left on the glass. lots of clarity.

S - Sugar candy and belgian yeast. Not a lot of hops. Begian style dominates the aroma

T - A nice mix of IPA and Belgian ale. Well balanced. Nothing overwhelms, and the alcohol content is well hidden

M - light bodied, oily. Well carbonated.

O - A solid beer from this new to ATL brewery. Glad to have them!

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
2.92/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a tall snifter

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with two fingers of head on a very vigorous pour. The foam quickly settled down to a thin film. OK retention, decent lacing.

S: Quite light in aroma. I get bready malts mixed with yeasty spice. I also get some spice and a bit of citrus from the hops. Pleasant, but mild.

T: Spicy yeast mixes with bready malts and a bit of sweetness. Hop bitterness comes in with some citrus notes.

M: Medium thickness with light carbonation.

O: I'm not really a fan of this. It's certainly not bad, but I could use more yeast flavor and more hop flavor. I'm also not sold on the hop/yeast combination. Average.

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Photo of rajendra82
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer looked amber in color, with a small ring of bubbles serving as head. The carbonation appeared lively, with some very fine bubbles. The smell indicated a good deal of citric and floral hops. The taste was quite citric as well, with clear Belgian yeast inspired tropical flavors. The mouthfeel was not quite as dry as authentic Belgian ales, but it was quite close, with a Saison like, rustic, dusty feel. The overall beer was well positioned, midway between a Belgian and American IPA style. Well done new fellas in town. Keep up the good work.

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Photo of Zach136
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32 oz Growler from the tap at Hop City in Atlanta.

A - Light straw - white head (its thin and the carbonation is flat from a typically filled growler that wasn't immediately refrigerated and drunken -- trying not to knock it for sub par handling) and excellent lacing regardless.

S - Bubble gum, peppery spiceyness. Very little hop aroma, but I can discern is a slight grass/pine.

T - Like the nose, belgian yeast takes a forefront. The hops are still noticeable, but the beer definitely leans more toward belgian than IPA.

M - Like I said - typically filled growler that wasn't refrigerated immediately and not consumed until the next night. Not going to judge mouthfeel/carbonation. Will update when I get a chance to more properly judge the brew. Tickers gonna tick.

O - An awesome beer. Excited to see a GA brewer doing a year round offering besides the typical American IPA.

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