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

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed for Carl Kins (hence the spelling), famous international beerjudge and at 50 still loving his hops.


kiwianer's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3361) - Otorohanga, - NOV 8, 2012
The head is intesnive but medium robust, the body is orange and cloudy. It smells sweet, wheat a bit yeasty. The taste is sweet, a bit sour, fresh, hoppy, balanced and tasty, hoppy-fruity a bit citrus-orange, kiwi, mango. NIce and easy drinkable one! 11/12/12/11/12/11


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1813) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2595) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2331) - 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...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Normaal drink ik niet graag IPA- bier maar dit was een heel lekker biertje, een aanrader.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (2486) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJoer (744) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2338) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
A great example of a Belgian IPA. Itís bitter, dry and fruity, but with a full yeasty body. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5007) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (3523) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear golden pour, foamy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is fruity, spicy, some peppers, floral hops, Belgian hops and some faint applejuice. Flavor is spicy, bitter, slightly fruity and a hint of sour apple. Decent body with heavy carbonation.


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