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De Prael Bitterblond (Johnny)

Brewed by Brouwerij de Prael
Style: Kölsch
Amsterdam, Netherlands


on tap

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Formerly known as Johnny

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
R2k2 (396) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
Een troebel, lichtgeel gekleurd bier met een stevige witte kraag. Een lekker zoetig en fruitig aroma wat ik zelf nog het beste kan omschrijven als het aroma van aardbeienjam. Heel even zit dit ook in de smaak, maar deze word al snel voor bitter. Een subtiel bittere nasmaak blijft even hangen. A cloudy, slightly yellow colored beer with a firm, white layer of foam. A nice an sweet aroma which resembles the aroma of strawberry jam. This returns in the taste for a second, but it quickly becomes bitter. A subtile bitter aftertaste remains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (243) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 1, 2015
Pale, hazy color with huge head. Aroma has lemon notes, something like a witbier. Taste starts really fresh, with some dough and slightly tart, lemony notes. Carbonation is on the high side and the body is quite light. Overall it’s a decent, refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geiserich (3768) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle: Sweetish, yeasty aroma, grass hops. Cloudy dark yellow color, white head. Flavor is light sweet with some hints of malt and caramel, also some acid, shy fruitiness, grass hops and light citrus peel bitterness. Not very interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ThreeCats (693) - ISRAEL - JUL 11, 2015
Kind hazy with a big foamy head. There’s a ton of sediment in the bottle so once it’s emptied the beer becomes almost murky. Aroma grainy and sweet. Heavy, without the crispness you’d expect from a kolsch. Taste follows aroma, grainy and sweet, way too heavy and lacking crispness. This is not kolsch, and not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ruigo (1646) - PORTUGAL - JUN 30, 2015
33cl bottle. Clear light amber colour with almost no head. Caramel, sweet and yeast in the aroma. Soft carbonation and light body. Taste is light but sweet. Overall, a boring but drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beufie (1) - Villalbilla, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2015 does not count
Loving it... once my sister brought this beer for me from the Netherlands to Spain where I live.. I enjoyed it so much that I started to look for sales points around my location and luckily I found a shop about 1.5 hours drive from my place but it is worth it !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5895) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2015
Thanks for sharing! Sampled draft @ De Prael during Carnivale Brettanomyces #4. Sampled as “Bitter”. Hazy orange, quite hazy, small white head. Nose is boring, sugar, malt, yeast, no complexity,… Taste is dull plaster, BE-like, big yeast, more sugar, dull sugary orange,… Yeasty, bland, overly yeasty & sugar etc. Didn’t pick this one for a Kölsch, tasted quite Belgian for me in a bad way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SVD (998) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle at home, golden beer small head, aroma is yeast, sweet, some fruit maybe? taste is sweet, fruit, hmm not bad, but not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Mackeon (159) - - JUN 19, 2015
According to the brewer, this is ’in the German style’ - not in any one I am familiar with. There’s way too much yeast in the bottle, which makes it look muddy and gives it a mealy taste. Not a success, though it may be better on tap. I liked the old label better than the new one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (2354) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
33cl bottle from the local supermarket. poured a yellow colour with a white head, nose of wheat, citrus, wet grass, floral notes, caramel, burned sugar, some sweet aftertaste, bread. boring beer

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