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Brunehaut Blonde | Brasserie De Brunehaut

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie De Brunehaut
Belgium
brunehaut.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,809
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
68
pDev:
12.25%
Bros Score:
3.32
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by jaydoc:
Photo of jaydoc
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

Slightly hazy, golden-colored beer with straw edges and a decent creamy lace. Fresh and sugary malts, green wood, pith, hay, a touch of spice, pear and alcohol. Crisp and creamy on the palate. Fluffy mouthfeel. Sweet up front with some herbal notes (lavender comes to mind), going dry and with hints of medicinal flavors and apple skins. Mild grassy bite. Fruit (mango) on the breath. Lightly metallic beneath. Even drier. Straw. Then bone dry.

No great shakes here, just a basic Belgian blonde that provides some drinkability, but its flavor is short-lived and border-line bland.

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Photo of SmellTheGluv
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz brown stubby.

Big psst when the cap came off, a slow gush of foam out of the bottle. Needless to say the head was sizable though the yeast turned this blonde opaque quick. Fruity aroma with suggestions of asian pears and papaya, hint of alcohol and grain as well. Delicate fluffy crispness off of a dry lighter body. Feign of taffy, dry baguette and leafy hop. Fruity and yeasty flavors throughout with a small breath of alcohol. Dry finish.

Aside from the yeast clouding things up this is a tasty little Belgian.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The bottle gushed for several minutes when the cap was removed. Once it settled down enough to drink, it poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is bready malt with some yeast notes. The flavor is bread and some grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nothing too exciting here.

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Photo of vinivini
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jmasley1
3.3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

330ml squat as ever was short bottle. Beyond being organic, this has additionally been 'de-glutenized' - so, much, science!

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden straw colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly fizzy off-white head, which leaves a bit of random sudsy sea coral lace around the glass as it quickly and evenly subsides.

It smells of crackery, grainy pale malt, earthy, ethereally funky yeast, dried apple and stale pear, a touch of indistinct citrus, a little coriander and clove spice, wet, almost sulfuric minerality, and a mild leafy, weedy hoppiness. The taste is bready, crackery, and grainy pale malt (one apparently sloughing off the removal of its gluten proteins), muddled drupe fruit, generic (not a bad thing) Belgian yeast, waning orange and lemon rind, and the cold warmth of clove, white pepper, and neutered coriander spice.

The bubbles are certainly active up front, and continue their tight, frothy charade for a good long while, the body an adequate medium weight, and plainly smooth, as yeast, carbonation, and alcohol alike seem to find it acceptable to poke their noses in here. It finishes off-dry, mostly, as the biscuity, grainy malt starts gasping its last, in the face of those folks just mentioned above.

An agreeable sort of BPA, nothing seems lacking after considering the ministrations necessary to qualify it for such hipster and foodie label cred. Anyways, another example of that scary scientific method producing a better outcome (make a normal beer, and then extract what you don't want), rather than starting with an inferior and laughable ingredient list. Worth a go, whatever your dietary concerns may or may not be.

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of mattfancett
3.3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of tdm168
3.14/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - copper; big thick white head; great retention

S - sweet apple, musty, grassy

T - sweet, heavy intense apples, grassy

M - thin, light bodied, smooth, little carbonation

This is a light, easy drinking beer, but it has an off putting apple note that really ruins this for me. I'll avoid in the future.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and grainy with some light yeast esters. Taste follows with the sweet malt and grains, some bread notes, light belgian yeast notes, some earthy bitterness on the finish. Medium body with medium to high carbonation. A decent belgian ale with more focus on the grains.

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Photo of ordybill
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy golden yellow with a large thick white head. The aroma is earthy wheat. The flavor is an acidic blend of wheat and possibly hops. An average beer.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OlaB
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: pours a deep and cloudy golden color. Gives a nice top of of head when i pour and leaves big lacings on the sides of the glass.

S: Gives a aroma of peaches,apples, citrus,sugar, bisquits,toast and flowers.

T&F: Starts of sweet with fruity tones, gets some light malts in the background, gets more notes of spices inn the middle, and it finishes off with a dry sweetness, the aftertaste has a decengt lenght to it . The feel is creamy and smooth with medium carbonation.

O: all inn all i think it,s a farily good,easy driking and enjoyable beer, but nothing overly exiting about it. Lacks that little extra to make it a topshelf beer

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy light golden amber with a massive white head with good retention and tons of lacing. Light aroma of wheat, Belgian yeast and sweet malt. Flavor is light fruit, Belgian yeast, wheat, slightly aromatic. Finish is mild and surprisingly sweet. Light to medium bodied. A pleasant, very light, sweet Belgian blonde, enjoyable but not memorable.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bio beer from Belgium. 33 cl. bottle.

Full golden colour, with a nice fluffy head, good lacing, nice carbonation.
Smell and taste are malty, with some nice citric and spicy hops.
Soft aftertaste, allmost sweet malts.
Mouthfeel is rather watery. The light body makes it excellently drinkable though.

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Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that took a long time to die down, leaving lacing down the sides of the glass and a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of musty Belgian yeast and pale malts in the nose, similar to a muted version of Duvel.
T: The taste similar to the smell except that the malts are a little more accentuated and the finish has some hints of spices. There is a very light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some slight hints of dryness.
O: This is a nice an easy to drink beer if you want something that has Belgian yeast but is relatively light in body.

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Photo of paleoplant
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(courtesy from Loic Tyberghein) 330ml bottle. La Chouffe Tulip glass. Enjoyed on mar13. Pale yellow straw color. Veiled. White froth creates close crown. Lasting thin layer remains on top. Sweet yeast, herbal & hay aromas, hints of citrics & grape, spiced notes. Enters smooth malty rounded by honey touch with subttle underneath hoppiness. Medium body. Moderate to high carboantion.Texture is dense to watery. Fruits & spices in the middle linger into a dry non-sharp bitter finish. Fruity aftertaste, Refreshing & drinkable since ABV is felt but sensation is pleasant. Pretty corrrect beer, neither bland nor flat as many Bios use to be.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden and hazy with lots of carbonation, 2 fingers of whipped cream, dense, long lasting off- white head.


S: Grassy, floral, light malts, peaches.


T: Buscuity with light sweetness, floral, light peachy fruitiness.


M: Medium, bready, both foamy and solid soda like carbonations happening simultaneously, creating an interesting texture.


O: Impressed by all 3 of these Bio’s I’ve had. Thought it wouldn’t be so good so have avoided trying them. Got in Chiang Mai, drank December 17th, 2014.

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Photo of illpass78
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a glass.

Appearance: Pours a glowy golden with heavy carbonation. It has a big, pillowy white head - almost pilsner-like. Lacing moderate.

Aroma: Smells are yeasty, malty and faintly spicy. Some faint citrus fruit. Also bread, toast, and some biscuit.

Taste: Follows the nose, but bolder. Pretty good flavor for such a light colored beer. I like this a lot.

Mouthfeel: Perfect amount of body.

Overall: I think his is a great, under-appreciated BPA. The higher alcohol is masked by the flavors, which I think is a positive attribute. Good stuff - makes me want to check out more of their offerings.

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Photo of bubseymour
2.66/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The bottle said "Saint-Martin Blond" and nothing matched that exactly on this website so this seemed to be the closest match.

Appearance - Fizzy head that disappeared quickly. Murky yellow/orange hue with floating yeast particles. Picture vomit in a glass and you have what this beer looks like...yuk!

Smell - Some fruitiness noticable and also so straw scents....nothing that stands out though.

Taste - Sorry I don't really care for this beer.
Some spiciness to it which I don't care fore. At least it goes down realitively smooth with little aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Fizzy like champagne in the mouth. Otherwise nothing impressive at all.

Drinkability - Actually has a tolerable drinkability factor. Fairly light and no bad aftertaste of note. The flavorings just seem off though.

I could drink this if offered but would not seek it out again. I've had several other Belgian Blonde Ales that are much better than this offering.

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Brunehaut Blonde from Brasserie De Brunehaut
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 68 ratings
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