Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Ale
Belsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed in memory of a wolf that is supposed to roam in the north of Flanders, killing sheep. "Not for little lambs".

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harvey (40) - Milano, - OCT 11, 2005
Very beautiful in appearance, with a quite good off-white head and a dark amber colour. Dried fruits (grape), caramel and coriander in the nose, well balanced between sweetness and acidity. Medium body. Complex enough to be interesting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
humlelala (1090) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (2488) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3054) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3999) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (7368) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2993) - BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (1848) - Tjele, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber colour with medium creamy white mostly lasting head. Malty aroma. Sweet spicy flavor. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EddyBeer1 (1032) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Brune opaque, effervescence moyenne, col beige moyen et aérien. Principalement maltée, léger caramel, fruits secs, légère amertume houblonnée.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (2517) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2014
33cl bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 01-01-2014.
In short: average belgian ale.
POurs murky copper with nice frothy off white head. Some head retention, poor lacing. Citrusy, coriander, sweet aromas. Medium body, average to high carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is sweet, spicy, coriander, citrusy, caramel. Sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1390) - DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle@home. Dark brown. Hazy. One finger foam. Molasses caramslty. Dry sweet. Complex malty. Some alcohol mouthfeel. Nice.

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