Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Traditional Ale
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed in the ancient Gallic style for the archaeological site at Aubechies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2790) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2015
Bottle from ABS drinks, Wilsele. Hazy amber colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of caramel, citrus fruit and spices. Light sweet, bitter finish. Also the typical Dupont yeast. Very well balanced. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollerton (192) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from SB. Aroma of yeast, a little like Leffe Blond. Taste like a mix of Belgian ale and pilsener. Very good carbonation! Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought in April 2014. Hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma and taste of yeast, citrus, honey and dough. Also some light notes of salt. Failry light body and with some tartness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5842) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
Pours unclear yellow , good white head . Smell is awesome , malty , some funk , bit dry . Taste is dry , bit sweet, malty , some bitterness . Full , nice carbonation and mouthfeel . Pretty good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (9986) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale yellow, nose is yeasty, orange, taste is similar, fizzy, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1225) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Couleur du miel avec un col moyen blanc. L’arôme terreux et un peu aigre du levure sauvage, un peu du miel, cire d’abeille, et un peu du malt léger. Le goût est du miel, levure sauvage, un peu du malt, et tout est très bien équilibré avec un amertume léger dans la finale. Haut carbonatation et léger en bouche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (3539) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - NOV 29, 2014
My research leads me to believe that when ratebeer calls this a traditional ale they mean that this is a Scottish Gruit. Proper glassware is a mug and that’s what I had it in. The appearance was a nice hazy golden orange to yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute. The lacing was somewhat spotty and somewhat clingy here and there. The smell was sweet herbal, light white wine (but nice). Light citrus fruit amplifies a silky sweet underlying malt. The taste was herbally sweet with a nice florally silky and somewhat light acceptable white wine balanced by citric fruits. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was there - good. I have to say there’s a nice smooth sweet herbal quality rolling over my tongue. Overall, I like this one and would definitely come back to this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
27/X/14 - 75cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: IX/2015 (2014-1271) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!

Note: after trying to find this beer for more than 3 years, I eventually acquired it through trade from Scandinavia. Please Belgian brewers, quit this "export only" policy please! It’s ridiculous!
Clear deep orange beer, aery white irregular head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of orange peel, bit sweet, oxidized, bit spicy, coriander. MF: lots of carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sourish, refreshing, spicy, bitter, coriander, some oranges, little sweet. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, orange peel, hoppy, banana, yeast, sugary touch, spices, coriander, bit oxidized.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3505) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
750 ml bottle
An rather unusual experience provides what I can only assume beer might have tasted like long ago. If that was the case I’m not sure I would drink quite as much. On the other hand as long as it did not cost upwards of $14.99 like this did I may change my mind. Worth trying once, this unique beer compares favorably to Dogfish Head’s own remake of an ancient recipe.

Aroma / Appearance - A bronze body sits below a thin white head despite a strong aggressive pour. Herbs in late spring mix with a dry autumnal feel. Musty books complete a very rustic feel.

Flavor / Palate - Earthy spices and herbs refresh the palate at first. A moderate bite grows over the course of a few sips. A solid finish leaves behind memories of a respectable experiment that is worth sampling once. In general though I believe I’d rather purchase the Saison instead if I had to choose one to drink on a regular basis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
From a bottle poured a straw color with a good amount of head. Light malty spicy flavor with a quick finish.

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