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Winning beer from a homebrew competition, brewed at the Alvinne plant by Piet Salomez of brewing firm "’t Alternatief" for the club HIC. Full malts brew with outspoken taste and long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9588) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
Sampled @ Zythos Bierfestival 2015
Leicht trübe goldene Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, fruchtig, getreidig. Geschmack sehr malzig, würzig, gering hopfig, würziger Abgang.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (4844) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
Sampled @ ZBF 2015. Pale golden, little white head. Nose is sweet soap, dull sugar, herbs. Taste is dull soap, BE-yeast, dull, bit thin, sugar,… Empty, soapy,… Meh. (Thx! for sharing people!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2928) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
Alternatief’s first, with regular, thick, yellowish white, dense head and peach blonde colour with orange glow, hazy. Powerfully fruity aroma of apricot, melon, mango, tomato, ginger, dough, coriander, lemon grass, sweet paprika, eggnog and some nailpolish-like solvents. Soft malty taste, fruity, medium carbonation, lemony touch, caramel malt base, spicy, mild hoppy finish (though not really bitter) with some warming alcohol. A kind of underachieving tripel, in my opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2974) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2014
Stubby bottle 330 ml at home, into a tulip. ABV 6.5% Funny label, expensive for a belgian. Deep golden yellow colour on the body, tall white head, white in colour, froathy, with low retention, leaving spots of lacing around the glass. Aroma of malts, yeast, sugar, a bit of straw. Taste of yeast, sugar, light fruity notes, light alcohol, mildl bitterness on the aftertaste. Medium thin body, okay carbonation. Good dryness on the palate. Overall okay,nothing impressive but it drinks good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2596) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
Just another Belgian blond beer. Bit more bitter than the usual, but still quite average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11349) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte. Pours muddy orange with a small, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma has fresh grass, light doughy. Medium carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour has mild malts, grass, mild doughy. Mild bitterness. A bit dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
txspartan (974) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2012
Decent medium range beer. Average on all qualities. Somewhat of a creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2012
Frothy off-white head. Hazy yellow body. Not very attractive judging on the looks. Aroma of orange and light malts. Fresh moderately bitter flavour with a sweet touch/off-flavour. The touch of oranges in the nose continues in the flavour. Bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - FEB 29, 2012
#1259 bruges festival 2012; nose is weak hay, sour citrus, some bananabread, little sour hops later, feel is mediumwatery, carb is mediumheavy, taste is corn, leaves, some sweets, lemon, late mellow hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2010
9/11/2010 - 33cl bottle @ home

Pours a pretty clouded orange golden beer, creamy frothy white adhesive head. Aroma holds fruits, bubble gum, sweet malts and a yeast note reminding of cheese. MF: a touch to much carbon at first, this gets better if you wait a little. Medium body. Taste is refreshingly bitter, some toasted malts, fruity, spices. Aftertaste has hop bitters, some citrus and pepper.

Note: This beer got definitely better while warming up! Serve at 8 rather than 6 °C!

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