Angélus Blonde | Brasserie Brootcoorens

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Angélus BlondeAngélus Blonde

Brewed by:
Brasserie Brootcoorens

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 11-01-2004

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of hopdog
4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with an averaged to larger sized white head. Aromas of yeastines, fruity (apples), citrus, and light spices. Tastes of yeast, light spices, fruits and some citrus. Lighter body.

Notes from: 8/12/05

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Sampled at the tasting room come shop at Brasserie Brootcoorens during a Brewery Tour on Monday 17th April, 2006.

Appearance: Light golden body with a light milky haze and a gorgeously soft off-white head that was a thin ¼” thick but which stayed around for the whole drink. Average carbonation with a low key feel to it. Looks great in the goblet, it slakes the sides with a thin film of head.

Nose: A country-laden intermingled mass of hay, grass, sweet malts, herbs and a soft alcohol pinch with a gentle citrus hop finish.

Taste: Much like the nose, with some grapefruit bitterness in the finish that lacks the usually hop oils. The hops are herbal and grassy, lots of hay in the middle and the soft malt sweetness at the beginning is long gone by the finish which is dry and often earthy at times.

Mouthfeel: Creamy feel with a soft yet effervescent presence. Middling body with a satisfying finish.

Drinkability: Lovely refreshing Blonde that is a pleasure to drink. Its simple complexity had me guessing about the flowery impact and herbal qualities. Good stuff.

Overall: A lovely Belgian Blonde that impressed more than it’s namesake Brune brother but not as much as the La Sambresse did. With its unique take, dry bitterness and herbal flowery traits, it is over and above most of the boring Blondes which one encounters. Just as interesting and fascinating as the owner Alain Brootcooren.

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Photo of Rastacouere
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear light straw to golden, almost no head. Weird aroma of old basement, cask wood and cement. Extremely original and unlike anything else. It almost smells like a sweet citrusy, candyish and flowery cork. Musty citrusy sweet on the tongue, almost a battery flavour, I couldn’t drink too much of it, mostly sweet on the flavour balance. Medium body, slightly cloying toward the end, feels less carbonated than it really is.

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Angélus Blonde from Brasserie Brootcoorens
3.61 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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