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Brewed by De Graal
Style: Belgian Ale
Brakel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2008
On tap at Moeder Lambic. Pours bright yellow-gold with thick, creamy, off-white head. Nose is citrus and herbal, maybe lemon and orange zest and coriander. Lightly sweet flavor, mild bitterness, aromatic backdrop of lemon, lemongrass, and that herbal-vegetal character. Light and soft in the mouth. Refreshing, but I’m not wild about that herbal bit.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3665) - - AUG 30, 2008
hazy gold pour under a creamy white head. yeasty marshmallow, tropical fruits, hint of citrus in aroma. a little too carbonated with a watery texture. light bodied. flavor is fruity, tropical and slightly tart. dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5112) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink beer, hazy, good head, nice brew

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slayer85 (1041) - Firenze, ITALY - JUL 19, 2008
Bottled. A cloudy dark golden beer with a medium sized but immediatly collapsing white head. Lots of sediments. Not bad but rather simple malt aroma with light hoppy, fruity and spicy notes. A hint of alcohol too. The flavour has a medium sweetness and a light bitterness. The flavours seem not totally refined. Soft mouthfeel, light to medium body, lively carbonation, quite short finish with light to medium bitterness. Not bad, soft, unoffensive (perhaps too much) ale. Average for a Belgian micro.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - JUN 10, 2008
Appearance: golden color. Medium head with white color, dense and lasting. Aroma: light sweet smelts from malts and some yeasty. Spicy and citric aromas from hoops, with reminiscences of herbs, eucalyptus and grapefruits. Flavor: light sweetness start from pale malts, spicy progress with reminiscences of ginger, coriander and other herbs. Some citric-dry notes similar to grapefruits and orange peel. Light and lasting hoopy-dryness final. Gingery aftertaste. Palate: light to medium body and medium carbonation. Remark: decent blond ale, but the “ginger-touch” of some De Graal beers is repetitive.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle. Light light unclear medium to dark yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, fruity - apricot, light to moderate yeasty, spicy - coriander ? Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (110408)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10354) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2008
750 ml bottle from Liquid Solutions. Aroma of light funk, citrus and floral. Slightly hazy orange tinged color with a decent white head. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is fruity (apricot?), yeasty, lightly funky, hint of malty. Finish is very clean, and tending towards dry. It’s really quite a taste treat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HermanW (1021) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2008
Een heerlijke geur verspreid dit bier. het is wel een echte belg een beetje bitter nasmaak.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
750 ml bottle from State Line. Pours turbid canary with 3 fingers of fluffy white head. Nose is pale malt, hopcitrus, some funky yeasty notes, and some perfumy florals. The flavor is just OK, with notes of malt, honey, apricotty fruit, hopcitrus, slight yeasty funk, and florals. This one, to me, just didn’t taste very good at all, and the balance seemed way off. The nose wasn’t bad, but the taste was rather bland.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAR 17, 2008
750 ml brown champagne bottle. Crowned, but no cork. Best before July, 2009. Poured out a medium yellow color, with a decent white head. Aromas are of fresh mown hay, some sulfur, slight citrus. Flavors about the same as aromas. Some hay, slight funk. Decent beer overall. Nothing to write home about though.


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