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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Pale Lager
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomciccateri (995) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 16, 2012
On draught at Brasserie Beck. Pours a golden straw color. Subtle hop aroma. Slight white head. Very light body. Slightly crisp hop bitterness. Mellow pale malt flavor. Ok summer beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Velkyal (286) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2011
For fear of rattling the can one too many times, can breweries please stop abusing the name "pilsner"? Anyway, this beer pours a pale straw colour, which is topped off with a white fluffy head. Very little aroma, disclaimer though, I have a bit of a stuff nose - some bread, a little hay. Taste wise, mostly grainy sweetness with a dry crisp finish. Not awful, but not a pilsner either.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a barely hazy straw color with a large frothy white head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy malts, saltines, faint toastiness and butter. The taste is grassy hops, grain, and an herbal note. Oddly, reminds me of Mexican food. Thin bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 3, 2011
tap at brasserie beck. liked this quite a bit, actually. not sure what’s up with the low marks. crisp. fresh cut grass. creamy. complex. tasty. sessionable. had to go back for a second glass. solid pilsner.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2008
Sweet hop malt aroma. Clear yellow colour with poor head and lacing. Bitter hop malt flavour. Fizzy palate.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vanvenlo (1191) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2008
19 May 2006 - Light fruit spicy malt hop aroma. Clear yellow, reasonable head and lacing. light sweet spicy, but slight stale hop flavour. Thin and hoppy finish. This reminds me of Stella.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2007
Uh oh, another dumping scam it seems. No other raters apart from Aussies. Is this another case of Caporal punishment being inflicted upon us downundas? So Mr Brewer, what do we have here? Its none other than the hand thrower or Antwerper in the lingo of the land that is Belgian at the sides with great beers. This is not one of them but neither is it a shocker. I have used the term Euro pils many many times here and I believe this is one of them. There is the usual floral nose and metallic taste in a typically light golden body. It is inoffensive enough that it wouldn’t make you huyghe if you had a bit too much of it. The sort of beer you can give to your mate when he lends a hand.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
highlandlad (1412) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2007
One of the hazards of beer hunting in Sydney is that anything unfamiliar on the store shelves as often as not turns out to be brewed by Huyghe. The Belgian brewer is as prolific as Ryan Adams, and just as hit and miss. They seem to brew several pale lagers/pilseners with an abv of around 5%, which makes me wonder if this isn’t just Rubbel Sexy Lager without the tits. Regardless, I thought this was better than most of their stuff and quite a fair lager, despite the adjuncts. The aroma was sweet, and rich with corn. There’s some peachy fruitiness but it’s battling rainwater and stale malts. Minimal bitterness. As the aroma implied, it’s sweet and fruity. Quite full-bodied for a lager. Apricots and sweetcorn. More flavoursome than most of the lagers on local shelves. Quenching. Bit metallic but better than expected. (330ml bottle from Randwick Village Cellars. BB Sept 2008)

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
madquacker (1026) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2007
Very ordinary corn fired lager. Strange label might suggest something quirky but sadly disappointing. Dull and cheap.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2007
Had this one sitting in my fridge for quite awhile, couldn’t be bothered adding to the database. Well I didn’t miss much. Straightforward inoffensive lager.


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