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Boelens Waase Wolf

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Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Ale
Belsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in memory of a wolf that is supposed to roam in the north of Flanders, killing sheep. "Not for little lambs".


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5840) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is red berry citrus yeast. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light citrus, big woody hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (6717) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
33cl bottle from Voorburg bier winkel. Very thin white head. Cloudy amber pour. Average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (164) - LATVIA - JUL 25, 2015
On tap at Delirium Village in Brussels. Golden cloudy appearance. Sour taste. Sour and bitter, with druity lines taste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alusmamuts (1066) - LATVIA - JUL 25, 2015
Golden with medium creamy white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Good bitterness with grapefruit notes with some peach like fruity background. Strong bitter aftertaste.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
humlelala (1136) - DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
(33 cl bottle from Carrefour Express in Galeries Ravenstein; BBD: September 9th 2016; W1408142) Pours a semi-clear amber with two-finger off-white head that fades. A gusher it seems. Some lace. Aroma has some off-notes with tart and metallic ingredients. This gives me associations to an infected beer and the style label of *Belgian Ale" is really not much to go by. However, the brewer likes to say this is not for lambs and I can see that several notable reviewers have remarked that tartness is an ingredient of this beer even though other people say that it’s "sometimes infected". I guess I’m as bewildered about this beer as the brewer intended me to be: "Uiteindelijk werd nooit opgehelderd wat er precies aan de hand was." 20 percent of the grain bill is wheat, which I guess would also contribute to the violent head formation and acidic character. Perhaps I drank this under a full moon? Oily texture, medium body, medium carbonation and a tart finish. Flavour is tart with grainy notes. Would not drink again.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (2784) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2015
Found back quite some tasting notes, among them, this one. APPEARANCE: dark blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: caramel, fruity, wheat. TASTE: faint alcoholic, malty, wheat, bit fruity, balanced, but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3283) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2015
(Boelens Waase Wolf) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 6.5% Dark orange colour on the body, mostly clear. Tall and a bit frothy, off-white head, with average retention, leaving spots of lacing on the glass. Nice aroma, herbal, with juniper berries, leaves, some barnyard on the background. Taste is also herbal, some acidity and sourness but quite pleasant. Juniper berries again, white pepper, grapes. Medium body, biting carbonation. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (4445) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of flowers, caramel malt, hops and yeast. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, with fruity and estery notes and sourish, vinous touches. Medium bitterness. Rough, estery and sweet-sourish aftertaste. Not bad but a trifle too acidic. 5 months past the BBD but this should affect a beer of this style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (7740) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours hazy burnt orange with a creamy offwhite head, heavy floaties, heavy lacings. Aroma of malt, yeast, candy sugar, sweet fruity, banana, light tartness. Flavor is sweet, tartness, malt, yeast, candy sugar, tart fruit, light vinegar note. Medium body, average carbonation, light tart finish. 301114

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3368) - BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 A ’tarwetripel’ developped when the Waasland region in Flanders, where Boelens is situated, was startled by sightings of an out-of-place, roving wolf (and I am convinced I saw him too in that period, but anyway)... Apparently still made to this day. Off-white, loose head, deep brownish orange colour, cloudy. Estery nose, spices, caramelly maltiness, wheaty, very yeasty; nutty and caramelly malty taste, yeasty, sweetish fruitiness, citrus, coriander, peach, mild grassy hop bitterish finish. I had this a few times in bad (infected) condition but I will not take that into consideration for this rating.


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