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Bazelsen Bruynen

Bazelsen Bruynen
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Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tderoeck (6158) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2014
8/VI/14 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: 21/I/16 (2014-611)

Gusher alert! This one went total mayhem, a complete gusher, bottle was almost empty after the gushing. Oh joy, I just love cleaning up gushed out beer from my coffee table, and my floor, and my rug.

Clear red brown beer, huge aery fizzy beige head (actually, most of what I managed to capture in my glass was head). Aroma: lots of orange peel, spicy, cloves, bit sourish, coriander, soapy, rotten fruits, bit dusty, caramel, some banana. MF: soft to no carbon (well, all the gas went out during the gushing part), medium body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, somewhat bitter, hoppy, bit sourish, dried fruits. Aftertaste: caramel, little hoppy, some mocha, fruity touch, bit spicy. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (13818) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle at Tuulensuu. Gushing bottle. Dark brown color, big off-white head. Yeast, dark fruits, alcohol in the aroma. Medium-bodied. Dark fruits, alcohol, grassy hoppyness, slightly tart. Homebrewish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5201) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2014
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 21/01/2016, at Gastropub Tuulensuu, 20140308) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had yeast, spices, grass and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, yeast, herbalness, spices, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was spicy, hoppy and bitter. A complex and confusing brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (5247) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Willems. BBF 21/01/2016. HUGE GUSHER, lost prob. 85 % of the bottle. Dark reddish, tanned, creamy disappearing head. Nose is fermenting sour red berries, slight vinegar, sour malt, yoghurt, candy caramel, definitely off, reminds me of an Oud Bruin, mind you an okay one. Thick bitter yeast taste, creamy yoghurt, candy sugar, sour wild red berries, light wood & touch vinegar, bit varnish, thick spoiled dough, light oud bruin notes, mineral. Thick old yoghurt & way to high carb. Body totally off but actually not that bad if you like sours, it is by no means a good beer & certainly not a good sour, I have had worse sours. This is actually drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Martinus (3638) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Reddish brown colour, white head. A bit of a gusher. Sour aroma, yoghurt, caramel, candy, light liquorice and mint. Sour malty flavour, sourmalt, bit sweet, light liquorice (drop) and spices. Lots of carbo. Finish citrus and caramel. Not my favourite.
(From 33cL bottle @ DutchDrebus’ place. Thanks for sharing, Rene!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1682) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
Gedronken met benzai, martinus en dutchdrebus, bruin en oranje kleurtje, ruikt en smaakt kruidig en een beetje fruitig, veel koolzuur

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (9915) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus, Ansjelaah and Martinus. Gusher! Hazy reddish color, medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, some sweetness, some alcohol, a touch of overripe fruits. A bit fizzy carbonation, ok body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (4679) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Hazy amber to copper with a big off-white head. Smells banana, yeast, herbs. Tastes sweet, banana, herbs.. Not a fan. Medium body, heavy carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10660) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2011
330ml bottle (Delerium Cafe, Brussels) As "Baudelo" but at 8.5% BB long gone, label largely worn off
6 Purple grape and cranberry aroma. Also stale and dusty, but that’s hardly surprising given how old this is.
4+ Dark brown, small ring head
7 Lovely figgy date taste, soft sweet toasty malts.
4+ Soft mouthfeel, carbonation low. Almost buttery texture at times. Tingles in the mouth with noble hop bitterness. Finish very aged malts, sweet and figgy.
14+ This feels old, but is just hanging on. Autolysis and oxidation working quite well in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Brown, unclear beer with a tint of red. Notes of yeast, dried and overripe fruits. Rather potent. Decent although not the most characterful of it’s sort. 191097

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