DijkWaert Thals 1886
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Brewed by DijkWaert
Style: Traditional Ale
Herentals, Belgium


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Recipe based upon an 1886 rendering of the traditional ale from the area of Herentals.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (11312) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, - JAN 31, 2013
75 cl bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. (Note: label says 9.5% ABV, so is this a new entry? Admins: please correct and move my rating if I’m wrong) Hazy orange color with some yeast residu floating in it. Medium sized off-white head that lasts for a while. Smell some malts, lightly herbs or spices, some fruitpeel-bitter. Taste malts, fruitpeel, some herbs or spices, a bit herbal bitter. Medium body, fizzy carbonation that makes me burp. Ok beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2015
bottle a cloudy golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts mint spicy citrus and hops flavor malts citrus fruits mint spicy and hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
corkyrory66 (1009) - BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2015
Bière blonde épicée, refermentée, basée sur la tradition d’Herentals. Niveau abv de 7 %. Couleur jaune abricoté, au voile de levure conséquent (forte saturation co2 à l’ouverture). Bulles fines partout dans le verre, à montée lente. Mousse blanc cassé ; qui reste un nappage crémeux à 2 mm. Arômes de malt clair, vin blanc sec, camomille, cardamone, romarin, sauge. 1ère bouche soyeuse, très fleurie et épicée. Arrière-bouche dense et agréable, à dominante fleurie. 2ème bouche agréable, mais très déséquilibrée sur les herbes. Arrière-bouche assez dense, et de belle longueur. 3ème à la texture très douce, sur la même ligne gustative. La longueur intègre un peu mieux l’ensemble. Jambes fines, très marquées. Levure fine, mais assez ordinaire. Alcool correct, mais il laisse faire plus qu’il ne dirige. Finale identique au reste, sans envol. CONCLUSION : bière spéciale assurément, qui devrait être classée dans les spice/herb/vegetable, tant ceux-ci sont prédominants !! Pour amateur de petites fleurs ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottled@Tuulensuu, Tampere. Yellowish golden colour with a big white head, that leaves lace. Aroma is caramel malts, some plastic, mild meaty and smoked notes along with some citrus as well as grainy notes. Flavour is spicy, caramelly, mild rubbery notes as well as some grains, meat and strange tart/acidic sourness to it. Very strange brew, which I can’t figure out if it’s just bad, or actually has an infection going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4949) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2014
Pours clear blonde Good white head Spicy , minty , spices Taste is bitter , herbal , complex bitterness .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2013
330ml bottle (Tuulensuu, Tampere)
Lemonadey artichoke dip aroma - very spicy. Taste has nettles. Sourish aspects are a bit off-putting. Some savoury spicy aspects. Clove, lime, sharp lime. Better with some yeast, but still not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (5614) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2013
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at Gastropub Tuulensuu, 20130810) The beer poured golden and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had spices, herbalness and Belgian style yeast. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, spices, malts, yeast and bitterness. Aftertaste was spicy, fruity and bitter. A very spicy brew. That was a bit off-putting but still the beer was somewhat drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2013

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Clear medium yellow colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, pale malt, smoke, peat, plastic. Flavour is moderate sweet and light acidic with a long duration, plastic, smoke, acidic - sourish garden hose, rubber. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. Phew it is bad...[20130215]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (13324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2013
Bottle. cloudy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is spices, smoke. Flavour is spices, smoke, malt, yeast, sourness. Weird beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma of smoke, wheat and fruitiness. Flavor is burnt wood, fruitiness and wood. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle 750ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt and plastic. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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