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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed at Heule by breweryhirer ’t Alternatief (Izegem).
“ALTERNATIEF “ is een volmout bier van hoge gisting met hergisting in de fles. Dit bier is niet gepasteuriseerd en heeft dus smaakevolutie. De smaak doet denken aan pils maar dan mouterig, voller en hopperig. Het bier is een alternatief voor wie graag een lekker gezond en licht bier drinkt maar niet wil inboeten op smaak en kwaliteit. Het is een zeer goede dorstlesser. De kleur is blond en het bier beschikt over een stevige schuimkraag. Den “ATERNATIEF” is gemaakt van alleen water, mout, 3 soorten hop en gist. Geen andere toevoegingen. Het bier wordt best koel en droog bewaard. Kleur 5 EBC , Bitterheid 28 EBU , 5 vol % alcohol.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kraddel (5203) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2015
Gusher ! Pours unclear blonde, small white head ( expected a gigantic one haha ) Smell is sharp, smells like ... I know this sounds weird, but bricks that were cut. That kind of massive, clay-dust-like scent. Weird ! Taste is sharp, bitter, somewhat sweet ( honey-like ) somewhat spiced almost, like spicy mead. Funky bitter yeastyness. Not very malty, not hoppy. Turns out very strange, even though there are no clear notes of infection or others brewflaw’s I could recognize. Fun to try, even though I don’t think its great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Sampled at ZBF 2015. Cloudy golden, medium white head. Fruity aroma with pear and almond, some peppery notes. Light to medium bodied medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (14606) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 28, 2015
Hell süßlich herber Antrunk, wenig herb. Minimale Fruchtigkeit, hefig herb, etwas trocken. Trinkbar. 9/8/9/6//8

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (13078) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
Sampled @ ZBF 2015...Trübe goldgelbe Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch gering Citrus, hopfig. Geschmack leicht hopfig, blumig und grasig.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alengrin (3884) - BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2014
Stereotypical Belgian medium-strength blonde, in that it openly tries to compete with ’pils’ (as standard golden lagers are called in dutch), as a top-fermented alternative. Since 2008. Sticky, snow white, stable foam, colour a yellow blonde with greenish hue. Bready and very timidly fruity nose, smelling of cheese spread, freshly peeled potatoes, grain, carboard; tastes grainy, dry with only a shy and brief fruitiness, rather thin mouthfeel, a bit marred by a cardboard flavour and in the finish somewhat astringent solvents but little hop bitterness. I sincerely hope this has improved since I first tasted it, because in this shape, I would even prefer a bland Belgian ’pils’ over this unbalanced and even unpleasant ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Douberd (4003) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home,into a tulup. ABV 5.2% while the colur is now 8 EBC. Golden orange colour on a hazy body, small and thin hite head with good retention, leaving heavy lacing on the glass/ Aroma of malts and light grassy hops, some hay too. Very grainy taste, dirty malts, not very good. Medium thin body, average carbonation. Overall below average.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (3404) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
Regular Belgian blond beer. These small breweries always have one, instead of a pilsner.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (8499) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle at Fiere Margriet. Pale, pastel yellow, cloudy, lots of bubbles, with a medium airy head. Breadg and grain nose, hoppy citrus, hay. Flavor of warm malts, bready, with nice hopping, citrus and hay. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (7259) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2011
somewhere summer 2010 33cl bottle @ home

Very cloudy yellowish beer, creamy off-white head, stable and adhesive. Aroma: very hoppy. MF: full body, bit creamy texture. Taste: bitter, hints of exotic fruits, citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
Managed to catch most of the beer in a glass thanks to reading previous raters’ comments- this one exploded just the same. Settles into a hazing yellow-amber with a slim, creamy head. Pleasant, lemony aroma with hints of horse, grassy hop, pine, lemongrass-like spice and suggestion of actual lime or lemon juice, like a Berliner weisse. Sharp, spicy flavour - coriander and maybe ginger, with a more unusual chick pea-squeezed-with lime and lightly coniferous, pine needle character taking over. Lime juice and crackers aftertaste. Unusual, likeable brew with good spucey, grassy hops and that dash of horse.


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