Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Pale Lager
Ertvelde, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.91   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
rand (1299) - SWITZERLAND - APR 15, 2011
Bottle 33 cl, 4,5% ABV, from Aux Gourmets - Neuchâtel (CH). Brewed at Br. Zubr Czech Republic. Golden beer with short foam but active crackling. It is marked by the grain, some herbal notes. The taste is sweetish, toffy, glu and cardboard, bitterness not in agree. Curious end sweetened and bitter at the same disgusting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2011
A bright white head with a deep gold hue underneath. Sweat and herbs are the dominant aromas. There is also some glazed donut. The dominant flavors are bologna and peanut shells. There is a metallic finish with hints of cantalope rind. This is earthy and strange.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (8186) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
The bottle I had was contract brewed in Rochester I think, and it was in a brown bottle. Didn’t save it from tasting like ass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
neilsbeers (1) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 15, 2011 does not count
Mine was brewed and glass bottled in Czech Republic by the brewery Zubr in Prerov, bought in Lausanne Switzerland. Not the best indian beer but it worked for me, looked good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BeerBaboon (1629) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2011
Taas on lasissa kullanväristä lageria. Oluen päällä on keskirunsas, valkoinen vaahto. Tuoksussa on yrttistä humalointia ja aavistus diasetyyliä. Maultaan Chakra on hieman metallinen ja yrttisen humaloitu. Keskirunsas suutuntumaltaan. Tsekkiläinen olut Intialaisen reseptin mukaan ja tämä on tulos? Ei voisi olla paljon vähemmän eksoottinen tapaus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Bottle. Poured dark yellow with thin lasting white head. Light but pleasant leafy aroma. Light body some sweet malt. Little finish with a bit of hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LoFi (1627) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle at an Indian restaurant. Golden (darker than Kingfisher and some other "Indian" beers) with quite a large white head. The aroma is thin but has grassy hops. The taste has sweet malt, some fruit and grassy hops. Light-bodied. Works with spicy food, but wouldn’t drink it at home.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2010
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
4 Not much aroma, but what’s there is a bit like industrial machinery - dirty and heavy.
2 Clear pale orange, brief head settles to scum and a ring.
3 Slight papery herby retronasals, accompanied by a hint of baby puke. Taste a pretty messy combo. Chemical mals, industrial hops, and amateur flaws without the mass market filtration to remove them.
2 Watery body, fizzy. What starts of as being slightly pissy ends up more like kindney in the finish.
5 Not a good brew. Would possibly taste good next to a cheap phal.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2010
500 ml bottle.
Pours a clear yellow colour with a white, lacy and patchy head. Aroma of strong diacetyl and pale malts. Flavour of pale malts with some bitter hops and honey. Skunky and dry aftertaste. Sort of an Oktoberfest brew gone bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Saw this bottle (not the one pictured...a morose and broodingly dark labeled one) from across the Indian restaurant bar, could not make it out, but told my wife the label "looked Belgian"...not really even knowing exactly what I was thinking. Sure enough, it is an Indian pale lager brewed in Belgium...weird! Typical enough pale lager...light roasted malt and slight. lingering corn adjunct aroma and flavor...but nothing offensive or overly objectionable.

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