Brewed by Brasserie du Pays Flamand
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Blaringhem, France


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Après le succès de la Bracine de Printemps et son houblonnage puissant, nous souhaitions développer une nouvelle gamme de bières de spécialité, encore plus ancrée dans la tradition brassicole. En effet le houblon était très largement utilisé dans les bières de nos ancêtres essentiellement parce qu’il en assurait la conservation. anosteke est donc une bière résolument houblonnée lui conférant ainsi une amertume et une longueur en bouche incomparables. De plus notre anosteke est la première bière française dont les émissions de CO2 liées à sa fabrication et son transport sont compensées (cf www.actioncarbone.org). anosteke = traduction phonétique de « tot anoste keer », expression de chez nous signifiant « à la prochaine »

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
In short: A yeasty blonde ale with grassy-flowery hops. Decent beer.
How: From a bottle at Montreal Mondial 2013.
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by an enormous white head, not a true gusher but it took a very loooonnnnng time to pour, it was just foam.
In long: After an eternity, multiple fall-foam pours each creating a little bit of beer… Nose is hop-forward in an unusual way, it has dry grass, sundried countryside flowers, vanilla ice-cream, watermelons, bubblegum. Body had a foamy texture with a lots of big bubbles, an overall sponge-like mouthfeel. Taste proposes an elusive body, a fluffy yeasty mixture, some fresh bakery bread, a light honey presence, leading to a hoppy finish that is very scented/flowery and somewhat grassy. Too much of an overall perfume sensation but enjoyable nonetheless. Currently classified on ratebeer as an IPA, this is certainly not your usual IPA by ratebeer standards, more like a Belgian blonde ale that is more hoppy than usual. After drinking so many beers at the Mondial beer festival I had a strange dream, I dreamt it was raining beer outside, and in my dream I stayed inside to stay warm and dry, and now I’m questioning everything I thought I knew about myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Welley_Alves (213) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 12, 2013
Boa Belgium IPA. Cor amarelo ouro, com ótima e persistente formação de espuma, aroma cítrico com evidente fermento belga. Na boca, corpo médio, com amargor em equilíbrio com as notas fermentadas. Álcool bem inserido, final alcoólico e aquecido. Ótima breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (1974) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle at home from Terre de Boissons Calais. Aroma is earthy and yeasty some hay and lemon. Hazed orange pour with a gtreyish thin white head. Flavour is some earthy hay and lemon. Some alcohol bite in the finish, but it hides the 8% well. Medium full body. Medium yeast and lemon duration. Decent French beer who would have thought?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (3760) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com cons 2013-08-16 Göteborg AR: pear ice cream, sharp yeast, glue - Perry when poured AP: copper fizzy, fizzy medium steady white head no lacings F: rich carbonation, Perry, sweet fruit syrup, medium low bitternees, a wee dryness on the tounge end, metanol, nice in the heat;), finishes a bit to sweet pear fruit syrup

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2013
33cl Bottle from erickok, thanks Eric! Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of cat piss, candy, sharp alcohol, grapes. Flavour is of grapes, some hot alcohol, light hoppy, soft candy sweetness, light fruity, some green banana, bitter hoppy and alcoholic finish. Light to medium-bodied, soft mouthfeel. Reminded me a bit of Duvel Tripel Hop 2012, but a lesser version. Nice BSA with extra hop, nowhere near an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
33cl bottle from a shop in Poperinge. A refreshing blonde with bucketfuls of spiced fruits, apricot, peach and a flowery fragrance. Half way through I left it for 5 minutes while watching telly and when I took a sip I got a big mouthful of bubblegum. Not sure on the IPA classification but this is a great beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle sample at The Festival. Hazy golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of dusty straw and subtle citrus. Taste is mildy saison-ish with decent body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle at The Festival. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is spicy and earthy hops with biscuit malt. Flavor is hoppy with crisp malt and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (1810) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
On tap at the bar of Terre de Boissons, Coquelles, France. A hazy golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, fruity, malty aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, fruity, yeasty, malty, slightly sweet. Wouldn’t call this an IPA but it was pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
A hazed blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a sweet fruity malt with bananas, curacao and coriander. In mouth, a sweet perfumey malt with loads of coriander, alcohol warmth, orange pulp, nice.

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