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Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Ichtegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A Belgian ale spiced with coriander, orange peel, vanilla, lime, and camphor-like Hondsdraf (ground ivy).


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1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Draft at The Trappist. The strangest beer I’ve had for some time... Murky copper pour with a frothy ivory head. Strange, vegetal nose with notes of spices and musty citrus. Extremely vegetive flavor. Perhaps its the power of suggestion but it tastes like ivy; I don’t think I like ivy. Somewhat malty with some spice. I really don’t know what to say about this beer but I know I couldn’t finish it.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottled@Tuulensuu, Tampere (old backlog). Copper colour with a mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some spicy yeast as well as some toffee. Flavour is spicy, some sweet malts, mild floral notes along with a bit rubbery notes. The spices come together in a quite strange way.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (5093) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
750 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Belgiuminabox. BBF 07/05/2015. Hazy dark amber, collapsing lightly off-white head. Nose is vanilla, candy sugar, sweet spices, caramel, rather sweet,… Taste is light herbal praline (quite clear), light vanilla, higher carbonation obscuring the taste a bit, light herbs, lots of candy sugar, cinnamon, light metal, caramel, nutmeg, light herbal bitterness in the back but largely it is just sweet, touch candy, faint jam,… Carbonation is rather soda-like. It is far more one-note and rather dull than all of that sounds,… It is just a one-note rather dull cookie, herbal, candy sugar,…. Intrusively metallic,… I expected something far more expressive with this many ingredients,… Faintly interesting still.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4507) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2015
Pours hazy amberbrown. Small white head. Smell is sweet, indeed some xomplex mix of spices. Earthy / forest like as well. Taste is bit sweet, malty in the back. Lingering spiced sweetness. Very mild bitter aspect. Hood Mf and carbo. Very complex, yet very balanced. Perhaps a bit overly spiced...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3030) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Tasted at Oostends Bierhuisje (which unfortunately does not exist anymore). Strange ale with Scottish-inspired label and unusual ingredients; creamy foam, deep and warm, pretty amber colour. Malt and bit of candi sweetness, bit nutty, caramelly, adorned with vanilla, lemon peel and camphor-like spiciness; if you know what ground ivy smells like, well, it is certainly there. Belgian ales can be strange at times, this one is certainly unusual, but I liked it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JulienHuxley (4034) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle from Willems. Clear amber-copper pour with foamy white head. Aroma is really spicy, strong vegetal notes, very leafy, hoppy, spicy. Taste is malty, light caramel, bready notes, very herbal, anesthesic herbal qualities, actually numbs the tongue a bit. Palate is med bodied with med-light carb. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
25 cl bottle. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, spice, yeast and fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJoer (933) - NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2014
Medium mokka coloured head, chestnut brown colour, swert vegatable burned hear sour citrus like smell, sour medium carbonation low to medium bitter some spice afterwards, some citrus a bit sticky some cabbage like taste but also some winegum hints

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (5883) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 3/VIII/13 - 25cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: 2/IX/13 (2013-684)

Clear amber beer, big creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, hay, toast, spicy, hint of yoghurt, bit nutty. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: caramel, bit sugary, some citrus, grains, orange peel, bit sweet. Aftertaste: orange peel, sweet touch, bit spicy, bitter touch.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suedehead288 (411) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2013
2013.05.19 - bottle 25cl - hazy amber beer, lots of carbonation, beige head - nose : yeast, malts, spices - mouth : sweet, spicy - not really my thing

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (3580) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2012
Clear reddish brown colour, white head. Fruity aroma, malts, spicy coriander seeds, caramel, candy sugar, light herbal notes. Sweet malty flavour, caramel and fruity notes. Light herbal finish, caramel and malts.
(From 25cL bottle @ De Vlasschaard, Stene, Oostende)


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