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

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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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)


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Poured 12/2009 The body is a lightly hazy copper in color and upon even a gentle pour grows an enormous, billowing white head that leaves a thick sheet of lace on the glass. Yeasty fruitiness in the nose, with apples, muscat grapes and ripe pear interspersed with a peppery spice. The first taste reveals three competing major flavors: bitter, boozy and fruity. These major themes blend for various combinations throughout the glass of beer. Bright fruit (apples, pears, etc), herbal and citrusy hops, sweet rich malt and some understated alcohol flavors with a bit of warming in the mouth. Medium bodied with a finish that’s more bitter than sweet. Is this the hoppiest beer in Belgium (as they claim)? No way. I like Belgian IPAs and Urthel Hop It and Houblon Chouffe are hoppier in the same style and, off the top of my head, Westvleteren 6 is a hoppier golden ale. But Gaspar is still a pretty tasty beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (10168) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2016
33 cl. bottle. Hazy orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, hops, malt, spice, caramel and fruit.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JanEric (1166) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
Belgian style IPA, that means is this beer: lots of bitterness, but no hoparoma alomost though. I prefer not too drink this one again if i han choose between this one and a real IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ForlornHope (337) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Another gusher! Pour is cloudy orange amber with a thin white head and lots of sediment. Lots of funky hop with a slightly sour edge. Sweet to start then hugely bitter. Rich malty base, citrus orange and candy sweet. Dry finish. Not sure about this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (2080) - Garching, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2016
Hazy dark orange color with tan white head. Aroma is lots of floral and citrus hops, bread, spicy yeasts, a bit dusty. Taste is the same, very bready, dry bitter finish. 8% not noticeable. The bitterness feels a bit medicinal. Rather high carbonation. Quite extreme. Both aroma and flavours have a touch or Orval character, but drift off in a completely different direction.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (347) - BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2016
Van ‘t vat. Oranjekleurig bier met dunne witte schuimkraag. Geur: bitterig, kaneel. Smaak: Bitter – zoetig – zurig met een vreemd vuil aards randje, wel leuk, doet me denken aan een Ierse whiskey. Bitterig – zurige afdronk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7618) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2016
(Bottle, Nuetnigenough, Brussels, 17 Oct 2015) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Fair amount of yeast sediment in the bottle. Malty, hoppy nose with notes of white bread, grassy hops and some yeast. Malty, hoppy taste with bread, grass, citrus, a touch of yeast and a generous grassy bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty, with a generous grassy hop character. Nice one.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vipinvelp (3463) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle @ Rootz. Light orange (although quite dark in Rootz), no foam at all. High hoppy aroma and very bitter (118 IBU). Not that great in taste. (The Hague 201512)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (751) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Bottl. Nose is funky, yeast, perfume, strawberry, hint of grape, hops, dust, hint of tobacco leaf. Taste is hops, peach, funk, hint of summer fruits, leading to a herbal, meidicinal, pine and funky finish. Hints of citrus with lots of lime in the body, grapefruit emerging. Complex and interesting, but as with all the Alvinne, beers I’ve tried, they are all interesting, but I never love them,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
veceo (1084) - CROATIA - DEC 26, 2015
Cloudy orange color, huge white head, coffee like creaminess and simply refuses to go away. Aroma is fruity, winey, obviously wild. Nothing special. Taste is really tarty, winey, some fruitiness. Not that interesting really. That wild yeast is kinda overpowering and not in a good way.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzie (678) - Pula, CROATIA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle 0,33l at Beer Club in Pula, Cro. Orange cloudy liquid with gigantic head. Aromatic, wine smell. Medium to heavy body and carbonation. Heavy bitterness but not hard to drink. Grapefruit bitterness. Well balanced with some sweetness. Peachy taste. Nice and rich.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone


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