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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Draught at BXL East. Pours pale yellow with a thick head. Aroma is fairly neutral. Taste is a bit hoppy but balanced. A decent belgian ale but really only okay. Not memorable.


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
weordie (147) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma of honey, a nice heather honey. Taste is like a thick honey drink, not mead but a hot toddy in a beer. It’s delicious and not at all what i expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (49) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 21, 2015
WYGLĄD: Barwa jasno złota, klarowne. Piana krótka, drobna. AROMAT: Aromat słodkiego białego wina (jasne winogrona, jabłka, biała porzeczka, agrest, morela), belgijskie drożdże. SMAK: Bardzo orzeźwiający smak słodkich winogron, jabłek i wyraźny alkohol przyjemnie rozgrzewa. Goryczka średnia.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (2592) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2015
I’ve tasted this years ago but apparently haven’t rated it yet so I decided to buy a bottle for revisiting. First brewed at one of the Brasse-Temps beer pubs owned by Dubuisson and now made at Dubuisson’s own premises in Pipaix, this beer is a kind of ’light’ version of the famed Dubuisson ales; in this particular case, a bet is involved, as the front label invites me "let’s play", meaning I have to pull off the label to take knowledge of the punishment the brewery lays upon me if I fail to win the bet. The punishment, written bilingually on the backside of the label, reads "hug the bartender", so it is a fortunate twist of fate I am tasting this at home, without any bartender being present. As for the beer itself: medium thick but quickly thinning and opening, yellowish white, moussy head, lightly hazy golden blonde colour with calm fizz; aroma of apricot, iron, honey, industrially made cookies, powder sugar, faint echo of lavender shampoo, apple sauce, dried orange peel, an unpleasant hint of urine (excusez le mot), sweet white wine of inferior quality (the kind served in pubs here), mango, dull graininess, old cake, ’melon jenever’ and the unmistakable ’cooked’ pasteurization smell I tend to detest (there seems to be an unpasteurized version available at the brewery - see if the taste of this beer can convince me to seek this out...). Taste begins with a restrained, sweetish fruitiness, fairly strong and minerally carbonation, white candi sugar syrup sweetness, honeyish, dull sourish accent, mellow, pale malt sweetness with a somewhat metallic ’sound’, sugary sweetness (though subtle) cloys to the teeth a bit; finish is primarily the same (boring) malt sweetness, the iron again and some herbal, only VERY slightly bittering hops which stand no chance against the sugary violence - as well as warming, ’jenever’-like alcohol, fortunately managing not to become wry. In all, and this only confirms my prejudice: boring, bland, artificial and far removed from Dubuisson’s Bush brand, which consists only of pieces of art and a few lesser gods. I find no Dubuisson quality stamp in this one. And no, I still do not feel inclined to "hug a bartender", though I may be convinced if it is a fair and female specimen. I knew it: if a beer needs a ’non-beery’ gimmick to enhance sales, something is wrong. Case closed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2585) - Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2015
[Tap] Deep yellow colored pour with a fizzy white head on top. Nose of Belgian yeast, light fruits, mild zest and light vanilla. Flavors include apricot, apple, oranges, yeasty spice, cereal grains and mild hops. Lively carbonation. Light in body with citrus notes taking hold in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LaViolette (108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2015
A average beer,, drinkable but nothing more. I felt the nose was quite flowery and taste was OK. Not much to ad...

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aveladenn (2) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - JAN 12, 2015 does not count
On ne peut pas la qualifier comme une grande bière, mais elle est très équilibrée et se laisse boire facilement. Toute en rondeur, avec des notes d’agrumes et un fraîcheur qui néanmoins laisse durer quelques notes d’amertumes... difficile de ne pas l’apprécier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omanson (18) - - JAN 8, 2015
Alcool parfaitement dosé. Bière aux arômes fruités , une belgian ale apprécié et appréciable que je consomme régulièrement avec grand plaisir. La finale douce ,peu amère et courte laisse un gout agreable en bouche.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
charlotte (4371) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle clear golden colour with small of white head.Aroma is sweet and slight sticky with note of apricot and honey sweet and lively mouth feels with flavour of hops and grain.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maarten1993 (400) - - DEC 27, 2014
Drank derde kerstdag. Blond beer. Not that much taste. Sweet a bit. Like a weak version of barbar.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (583) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2014
Blonde dorée, petite carbo, collet mince. Aromes pelure d?orange, pain beurre.Vive et relativement ronde, miel petite amertume sur la finale buen agréable.


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