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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Moen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Gaspar is one of the hoppiest beers in Belgium. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, bottle conditioned with a well balanced, complex hop aroma and a long lasting sparkling hop bitter finish. Serve cool (54° F) in a tulip-glass. 18° Plato; 20 EBC; 115 IBU (Hallertau, Goldings and Saaz)


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1727) - - OCT 3, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-17-13- Poured from bottle into a chalice glass Appearance – Even with very little agitation when taking the beer out of the fridge, upon opening, it exploded with tons of foam spewing from the brew. Upon pouring in the glass, a huge bubbly head forms with massive carbonation bubbles entrapped within. The color of the brew is of a hazy straw nature with some hints of orange seen within. The massive foam head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading and leaving lots of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma has a nice blend of Belgian yeast, citrus, and hop. The Belgian yeast aromas bring a nice yeast cake and spice aroma of coriander and clove along with a lighter banana smell. The citrus smells are mainly of a sweet orange nature, but also contain some aromas of lemon. These lemon aromas couple as hop aromas as well, and are mixed with some grassy and herbal hop smells; all melding with the rest of the smells to produce a very nice aroma overall. Taste – The taste begins with a bready and yeasty flavor with a moderately strong showing of a sweet orange and a sour and bitter lemon citrus taste. After the initial tastes, a nice yeasty flavor hits the tongue, bringing with it a banana flavor. The sweeter orange flavor dwindles as the taste moves on with it becoming drier as the flavor moves to the end. The bready flavors take on a more cracker nature as well, with a decently strong grassy and herbal flavor as well as a little bit of earth coming to the tongue, in all, leaving a rather drier and moderately, but not too hoppy,Belgian flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that was insanely high. The carbonation level was almost ridiculous making it almost impossible to pour, but yet still somehow appropriate for the hop flavors and Belgian style. Overall –A rather pleasant drinking Belgian IPA. Rather enjoyable overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1717) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Draft at SIB07. Probably WAS one of the hoppier biers in Belgium - but that was back in 2007. Not anymore.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2356) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2003 bottle. Pours a murky copper, minimal head or lace, but impressive it’s still carbonated. Definitely not an IPA at this point anymore, lots of caramel and dark fruit, sweet and big, would like to try this fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2060) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
The first of Alvinne’s Epiphany beers, a winter ale in the new IPA-inspired ’tripel hop’ style. Deep peach blonde colour with amber glow, misty. Aroma very hoppy, peppery, leafy, oily, grapefruit, apple, bitter honey; restrained fruity onset, soft malts, quickly dominated by a very powerful, drying, oily, spicy, long hop bitterness. I wonder why this isn’t classified as a true IPA here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3751) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Monk’s Porter House, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Hops, fruit, herbs, oranges.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, citrus, herbs, grass, alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mutz (612) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
Troebel oranje met bezinksel. Ruikt niet erg sterk, mout, wat citrusfruit, smaakt bitterzoet, maar meer zoet dan bitter, vrij fruitig, sinaasappel. Goede nasmaak. Goed te drinken.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1400) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3461) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
Poured a hazy orange amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of heavy citrus, very tart, soft malt, light lactose. Medium body, flavour is bitter citrus, light malt. Lingering bitterness.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hooks82 (96) - ITALY - MAY 5, 2014
La schiuma fuoriesce appena aperta. Odore di medicinale. Gassata. Amarissima. Erbacea e metallica ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2549) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Unclear golden body, lasting offwhite head. Fruity aroma with malty undertones, yeast and grass, taste is lightly spiced, apples, dark sugar, banana, nice sweet palate with a good hop presence kicking in at the finish, together with a slightly tart aftertaste. A very nice brew.


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