Brunehaut Organic Belgian Amber Ale | Brasserie De Brunehaut

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Brunehaut Organic Belgian Amber AleBrunehaut Organic Belgian Amber Ale
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Brunehaut Organic Belgian Amber AleBrunehaut Organic Belgian Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Brasserie De Brunehaut

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by PorterLambic on 11-03-2014

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by chinchill:
Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml stubbie bottle served in a Belgian snifter. No indication of gluten free on this 2012 bottle of "Amber Ale".

Pours hazy, copper colored with a semi-durable beige head.

Aroma: Caramel malts a touch of spicy hops, hints of vanilla, butterscotch and ripe fruits.

Flavor: toffee, dark fruits, a whisper of vanilla. butterscotch and light spices.

Feel: lively but fairly soft carbonation; near medium body; a tiny bit astringent.

O: solid and interesting but bettered by a number of others.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of desint
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brunehaut Amber Ale has a medium, beige, very crackly head, a murky, lighter brown, highly bubbly appearance, and a low level of lacing left behind. The aroma is of brown bread and caramel candy. Taste is of those elements, plus some citrus and a metallic hop note. Bitterness is low. Mouthfeel is medium and prickly. Brunehaut Amber Ale finishes semi-dry and very easy drinking.


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Photo of metter98
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is somewhat hazy amber in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation - the bottom of the glass continually emits large puffs of bubbles, similar to a smokestack of a steam engine. It poured with a massive two finger high dense off white head that died down, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of yeast are present in the nose along with hints of caramel and toffee.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts off rather yeasty and has hints of toffee and associated sweetness. There are also some metallic notes. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and quite airy on the palate from a high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a fantastic appearance, but is very much too carbonated and could use more in the way of malts to lend flavors and body.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of henkmudi
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma is moderate malty, light hoppy, floral wit hint of cherry pulp. Prickly and medium bodied with a lot of carbonation. Orange at first, caramel later leading to a dry finish. Hint of sweet honey, also traces of alcohol resembling cherry liker.

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Photo of Bogdawg
4.21/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of intarat
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Radome
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 30 ml bottle into a globe glass. My bottle does not say "Organic", but it does say "Made with Eco-Friendly Ingredients".

L - Burnished copper color with just a hint of haze. Streams of carbonation bubbles constantly rising. Off-white head is thick, creamy and moussy. It remains as a thin but complete cap over the beer and sheets of gooey lacing.

S - Malt aroma that is a mix of pilsner grain and low caramel. No obvious hops or alcohol. Some Belgian yeast notes as green apple and faint bubblegum. Overall a clean and fresh impression.

T - Flavors are flat and uninteresting compared to the aromas. Not much there except a strong, slightly roasted American brown ale-like flavor in mid-palate. Fairly dry finish.

F - Medium body. Prickly, slightly harsh carbonation. Low alcohol presence. Low-medium hops bitterness.

O - This is an OK Belgian ale with some good points but the biggest flaw is a one-dimensional and uninteresting flavor profile.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

While I like thinking outside of the box to select styles, I see this as a Belgian pale.
That said, it also is good and repeatable. Less carbonation

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Photo of PorterLambic
2.52/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy, dark copper color with a huge off-white head. Dissipation is even and leaves a copious amount of lacing behind.
Smell is notes of a fruity sourness (cider vinegar-like almost), malt, green wood. Not exactly what I expect from an amber.
Taste is very much like a Flanders Red with a lot less fruit to it. Malt and wood notes, sour with some apple behind it.
Medium-ish body with a near medium effervescence. Slightly warming. I really like it - it reminds me of Flanders reds and non-fruit lambics - but it misses the style parameters by a wide margin. I reviewed it with that in mind, not with how much I like it.

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Photo of Arthuros
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Organic amber beer, not the tastiest but decent.

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Brunehaut Organic Belgian Amber Ale from Brasserie De Brunehaut
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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