Brewed by Brouwerij De Ryck
Style: Belgian Ale
Herzele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2009 In short: A full bodied fruity, spicy and dry Belgian blonde Ale. Enjoyable but nothing special
How: Bottle 330ml, about 6 months old
The look: Cloudy golden yellow with a medium white head
In long: Fruitiness level is average for a Belgian Ale of that nature. The fruity flavours in this one are bananas, some tropical fruits and some orange peels. Medium sweetness with a honeyed hard-candies. Lots of crunchy biscuits. Aromatic spicy floral hops that dry-out the beer a lot but do not provide much bitterness. And overall impression of some kind of spicy strudel. Overall this is a simple old-fashion pleasant Belgian blonde ale. With all those trendy breweries doing wacky beers and going off the beaten-path this one may seem simple and old-fashion. Sometimes new and modern is good, but sometimes you don’t microwave a chicken in three minutes. Sometimes you need to open a door, a for that you need a doorknob.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Floral hops and banana esters bloom from the bready yeast, as an atypical spicing (usually reserved for dessert beers) garnishes this fluffy pastry of a blond Belgian Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy orangey golden.
-Few hops decorate the finish; it’s mostly malt and yeast here.
-The body is cushiony and well built; one of the beer’s finest features.
-This is very drinkable and balanced throughout.

Bottle; best before Feb.’09.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13995) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Draught at ZBF08. Cloudy orange colour. Small tight, creamy white head. Bready flavour, mild and creamy. Slightly watery. OK hint of alcohol in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2008
(Dégusté avec french tickler) Biere blonde, bele apparence avec n mince collet. Odeur de banane, vin blanc ( en faite le raisin donne impession de vin blanc). Gout salé (resemblance de manger une pomme avec du sel) Petit gout d’humidité, zest d’orange, sucre brun et un eu poivré à la fin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
Lightly hazy poor wih a small light beige head. Aromas of bananas, apple sauce, arrowroot and fine white wine...Nice hint of sweetness, lightly salty and faint bitterness.... Light / Medium body. Added flavors of salty apples, light alcohol, white pepper, orange zest and brown sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miksu (5023) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2008
0.33 l bottle. Hazy deep golden color with small head. Perfumed nose with clove, pepper and orange. Oily, yeasty and spicy flavor dominated by cristmas spices (clove, ginger, cinnamon, cardamon).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
borisz (376) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2008
33CL bottle, fruity beer, golden color. Hazy frothy langhead. Nice long finish. lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium sweetness,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7491) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle. Medium high white but quickly disappearing head. Hazy yellow body. Strong fruity aroma with alcohol notes. Relatively thin and herbal flavor rather than fruity. Low carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
[Bottle, Tasting @ Papsoe - courtesy of Ungstrup/yespr] Hazy deep golden with medium white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with fruity and coriander notes. Sweet yeasty flavor with coconut and orange notes. Ends sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr/Ungstrup. Pours a hazy golden with tiny, floating impurities and a creamy, white head leaving laces. Aroma of fruit and yeast. Medium body with sweetish fruit and something reminding me of coconut. Fairly dry finish. 260208

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