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De Graal SloCK

Brewed by De Graal
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Brakel, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed for Carl Kins (hence the spelling), famous international beerjudge and at 50 still loving his hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bierridder_S (716) - BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2015
30/12/2014 @ home 33cl bottle from trade with tderoeck. No date on cap, label halfway.Golden colour with soapy head. Aroma : floral, spices, yeast. Taste : a bit cardboard, spices, yeast

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2609) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 12, 2014
From old notes -- bottle at tasting -- Pale hazy orange with head. Minty floral vanilla soapy aroma. Mild minty spicy hints of vanilla sweetness. Soft carbo. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6789) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Pressklubben, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Yeast, floral, caramel, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, fruit, yeast, malt, some alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3522) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Golden color, off-white head. Summer meadow, floral notes and light herbal and garden fruityness in aroma. A bit on the sweet maltier side with bitter notes coming through in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Apparently made in honour of Carl Kins. And it turns out quite okay: creamy, not too thick, off-white head, warm orangey blonde colour, almost amber. Nose gets hazelnuts, peach, apple, dried orange peel, bread, nutmeg, grass, leather, pepper. Taste begins with a soft rounded fruitiness, refreshing citrus, mellow caramelly and nutty maltiness in the middle, finishing in a long, herbal and peppery hoppiness. Very well-balanced and tasteful beer, but I canít help feeling that an inspiring and knowleadgable beer man like Carl deserves something a bit more ambitious...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1500) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Normaal drink ik niet graag IPA- bier maar dit was een heel lekker biertje, een aanrader.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (4911) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Stubby bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 6.5%. One year past its BB date. Orange coloured, a bit hazy, good sized off-white head, thick, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, funk, some peaches, even some wine notes, cork. Taste follows, quite yeasty, peaches, a bit sweet and malty. Medium thin body with good carbonation. Overall okay, but even for a Belgian IPA nothing too impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJoer (1196) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2014
Medium white foamy head, orange golden copper colour, sweet citrus peaches fruity smell, champagne like a bit sour a bit grapefruit bitter medium to high carbonation medium bitter hoppy notes but pretty gentle for an IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4208) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
A great example of a Belgian IPA. Itís bitter, dry and fruity, but with a full yeasty body. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
14/IX/13 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: n/a, nothing marked on the label or cap (2013-847)

Clear orange to beige beer, big creamy yet crackling off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving some nice rings with each sip. Aroma: fruity, sweet ripe fruits, sweet malts, some caramel, citrus, little soapy. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of citrus, grassy hops, some hay, bit sweet and malty. Aftertaste: more citrus, grassy hops, exotic fruit notes, bit of honey, floral notes, specific De Graal yeast, which is a bit spicy and gives this beer itís Belgian signature. I like this one a lot!

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