Brugge City Brune
Munkle Brewing Company

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From:
Munkle Brewing Company
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Dubbel
Ranked #61
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,683
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 6.12%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
7
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 15, 2022
Added:
Nov 22, 2017
Wants:
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Gots:
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SCORE
86
Very Good
Brugge City BruneBrugge City Brune
Notes: Aroma: bready malt, fruity esters, plum and burnt sugar
Flavor: toasty and lightly sweet malt with a complex fruit bouquet
Finish: quick dry finish
Notes: brewed with Belgian dark candi syrup - a traditional ingredient made from beet sugar.
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a sixer from TW-Greenville, SC 5-7-22 for $12.99. Canned 2-9-22; consumed can for review 5-15-22.

Beer poured reddish brown with a nice off-white head.

Nose has notes of wheat bread and a light dose of dark fruits.

Taste is a heavy toasted wheat and sourdough bread baseline with a touch of plums finishing balanced but nice level of bready sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and smooth.

Overall a very nice representation of the Dubbel style!
May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Got as a gift from dbrauneis. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy copper/orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Awesome Belgian brown. Aromas and flavors of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apricot, red apple, caramel, brown sugar/bread/crust, biscuit, light roast, wood, herbal, grass, peppercorn, light banana/clove, and yeast earthiness. Light-medium herbal/woody/grassy bitterness and peppery yeast spiciness on the finish. Medium-high carbonation, medium body, and fairly crisp/clean finishing. Balanced bready/grainy malts and sticky hops in the mouthfeel. Lingering bitter/spicy dryness with no astringency. Minimal warming 6.2%. Spot on style with great complexity of yeast and malts, and balancing noble hops.
Apr 16, 2022
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a relatively clear medium to dark reddish amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and a moderate burnt orange + medium golden yellow + honey + copper + mahogany colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy tan head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to string aromas of toasted + caramel + dark malts with moderate amounts of dark fruit (plum + raisin) and candi sugar sweetness. Moderate aromas of fruity esters from the yeast and light aromas of spicy + earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of toasted + caramel + dark malts with moderate amounts of dark fruit (plum + raisin) and candi sugar sweetness.That is followed by a moderate flavor of Belgian yeast with moderate amounts of fruity esters. Finally there is a light amount of spicy + earthy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away fairly quickly leaving moderate lingering Belgian yeast +candies sugar malt sweetness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a pleasant dryness in the finish. Enjoyable but a touch sweet and that sweetness really lingers.
Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can

pours dark brown, with cream colored head. good head retention. aroma of dark malts and herbal Belgian yeast. similar flavor, a touch sweet but drier finish. medium bodied.
Jul 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.88 by robotic_being from Florida

Jun 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Mar 14, 2021
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours dark amber with a slightly off white head. The head is not well formed and head retention is low.

Smell: It has a sweet and sugary aroma. There are some funky notes with very low raisins.

Taste: The flavor is sugary with some dark fruits. The dark fruits are mostly raisins. It has low funk from the Belgian Yeast.

Feel: It has a medium body and finishes a bit sweet.

Overall, the flavors aren't well developed and it tends to be sweet more than a combination of flavors.
Jan 17, 2021
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Rated by TerryMills from Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
None of the Belgian yeast flavor I was expecting.. Smooth and sweet with a wet finish ..

Unexpected but not a bad brew
Jan 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.24 by chris826 from Mississippi

Dec 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

May 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Nov 10, 2019
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Craft & Draft
Clear amber with one finger beige head, spotty lacing, full cap remaining
Malty nutty aroma
Nuts, coffee, toffee, light tobacco
Slight hop bite, medium bodied, not weighty
Very tasty brune from Charleston.
Sep 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by markjarema11 from Alabama

Dec 22, 2018
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pint on tap in Clemson.
Clear copper colored body with a nice beige head. The head leaves some leaving but does too quickly.
Mild yeast effects for style. This is a partially Americanized version with more sweet malt flavor evident.
Feb 26, 2018
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