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


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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3617) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle at home. Takes a while to pour because of the huge foam. Aroma is pale malt, funky yeast, brett, fruits, fruit peel, citrus, hoppy notes. Flavour is light to moderate sweet, slightly tart and medium bitter. Body is medium with pretty lively carbonation. Curious beer, hoppy and bretty, I quite like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gingertipple (15) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2016
Not quite sure what Alvinne was brewing here. Aroma was weak and was not indicative of the beer, the taste of the hops and the beer did not meld.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (668) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle at home (bb Feb 17). Pours clouded yellow with a large white head. Lots of yeast deposit at the end. Light tart aroma, barnyard, funk, lemon, malts, yeast. Taste is light tart, moderate bitter, lemon, yeast, malts, dry finish, moderate bitter aftertaste. Not really an ipa, but not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (2211) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 26, 2016
incredibly hazy golden colour, moderate sized white head; aroma of orange zest, apricot, boiled celery, overripe tropical fruits, and toffee notes; taste is the same; strange...anyway, I really like it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10455) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle @ Beer Club Pula, Croatia. Heavy gusher that pours hazy dark yellow with a fading white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, light brett, sweet fruit, ripe peach, some sweet citrus, orange. Flavor is light sweet at first, light bitter, light malty, brett, fruit, citrus. Medium body, lively carbonation, light bitter and lasting dry finish. 030816

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALIBALI (787) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2016
Meine 0,33l Bauarbeiterbuddel aus dem BEYOND BEER in Hamburg ist leider beim Öffnen fast explodiert. Daher hat ich nur 100ml zum probieren 😭 . Sehr kräftiges nach Leder riechendes und extem verhopftes Strong Ale. Sehr bitter, aber auch interessant holzwürziges. So würde ich mir ein Traditionel Ale vorstellen. 2,79€.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seynie (356) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2016
Orange with good carbonation but head disappears. Citrus fruit and dry wood in the nose. Earth, spruce, lemon zest, wood. More sour bitterness in the long finish. Interesting but the bitterness is too dominant and hinders some aromas

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1966) - FINLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a huge foamy off-white head. Aroma of honey, wheat and lemon. Sour and bitter taste. Medium body.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (4066) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle at home. Bit of a gusher in classic Alvinne style. Deep golden with some little particles drifting around. Some funk, sweet malts and toffee, hay, lots of fruit skins, grapefruit, marmalade. Really massive bitter herbal and grassy hops. Over medium sweet, light sour and very bitter with a long lasting puckering bitter finish. Over medium bodied with soft oily feel. It’s interesting, but the bitter finish is a bit over the top. There’s a huge contrast between that and the nice aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (12088) - 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.

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