Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Pale Lager
Harelbeke, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This Belgian Premium Export is brewed with natural spring water and a selection of the finest barley malt and hops. Serve cool. Formerly 4.5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (9253) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2004
A word about "Export" first. This disappearing style, used to be a variation on Pils. Usually less fermented (earlier pasteurisation) so the beer is sweeter and lower in ABV. But, in Belgium, the other main difference is that the beer is served in 33 cl, 'staid of the habitual 25 cl Pils. It has all but vanished, and most breweries today just fill 33cl of Pils. This is an exception. Dark gold; thick white, collapsing head, quite lacey. Herbal nose, even some hops - rest is predictably malty. Taste is sweet malt, clean & crisp. Faint corn taste. Slight slickness in mouthfeel, makes me think of corn again. Aftertaste gets more corn, as well as some sweet dough. As I said, apart from the hopnose, very predictable. It is very good in its style - but nowhere exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2004
flat and unassuming taste, needs a little life. flavor is lacking overall would not purchase again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (7419) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2013
33cl. Pale golden in colour, white head. The beer starts very bitter, slightly grainy. The mainpart is well balanced, slightly dry, lager typical and slightly bitter. The aftertaste is medium, a bit sweeter, slightly grainy and slightly bitter.
--> typical pale lager. Not the worst one. --> 10/12/10/10

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2007 Pours pale yellow w/ a decent head. Aromas of hay and skunky malts. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are skunky and canny. I do however like the expansive texture of soft cloth on the palate that it creates. The finish is bittered mildly leaving a waxy fruit flavor to enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Clear pale golden with a white head. Clean, malty nose. Medium body, clean malts, a little sulphur and a dry and bitter finish. Almost German in style. 040409

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kraddel (5868) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2015
Pours clear, very light yellow. Ok white head. Smell is unintense, some notes of sweet malts. Taste is bit bitter, very crispy and rather dry. slightly chemical in the front, but overpowered by a more natural feeling grainy ending. Not much aftertaste. OK mouthfeel and carbo. Rather blank though

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2009
33cl, from the brewery, not complex brew, yet refreshing, balanced, clear, good head, simpel brew

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nearbeer (4783) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2014
33 cl. can. Pours a lightly hazy golden-yellow with a lasting film and ring of cream. Nose is honey, dry lemongrass and a bit of starchy rice. Taste is honey, beeswax, metallic citrus and minty, dry grass. Light-medium body has medium-high carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Clear gold with a thin white head.Sour lagery aroma with a dose of Belgian yeast. Clean and crisp lager flavor. Not bad, but not wonderful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, corn, paper, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate acrid malt bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20090404]

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