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The Duysters Brewery may well be the smallest commercial brewery in Belgium - annual production of both its beers is only about 650 cases. Loterbol is a crisp blonde ale that is very tasty and mightily satisfying. It drinks much stronger than its 6.8% alcohol by volume would suggest, and tastes a little spicy, though no spices are used in the brewing. The exotic palate of this beer comes from the unique strain of yeast. Duysters Brewery flourishes in the shadow of one of the world’s largest breweries, Interbrew, in the nearby town of Leuven. But there is no mistaking this exquisite hand-crafted brew for the mass-product of the nearby beer factory. ‘Loterbol’ is a Flemish word for a fool or prankster, an allusion to the deceptive smoothness and drinkability of this beer. Selected as one of the fifty best beers in the world by Men's Journal magazine, July 2005.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2771) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Bottle pours a lemony yellow color. Lots of sediment makes it look very murky. Small head. Aroma is very present - starts off with a citrusy-lemony zing but has a deeper burnt malt aroma as well. Think burnt brown sugar with lemon highlights. Taste is lemon-y cookie dough with a lemon like bitterness at the end of the flavor. A light body for 8% and no hint of alcohol. Its got a bit of funk and a strong malt aspect. Seems I get a lot of lemon flavor here, damn that little prankster.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2006
[bottle from Hacket a few years old i think] Nose of apricot, hazelnuts, tapioca. full, creamy body, dry, sweet finish. Very strange, but definatly good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Best before notch falls right between 10/06 and 10/07. Beer is clear, medium-hued oxidized golden brown with a small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing head.<P> The aroma is malty-sweet with light notes of biscuit, toasted grain, trace of caramel; Hoppy with moderate floral lemon zest, light resin; Yeasty with a moderate note of basement; Light note of wood, trace of apple.<P> The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly-to-moderately bitter, lightly acidic with a slightly warm, long, light-to-moderately acidic, moderately bitter, lightly sweet finish.<P> The body is light, the texture is watery and the carobonation is lively.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4862) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Aroma has fruit and yeast. Pleasant dry flavor, one of the driest tripels I have tasted. Cloudy, almost white color, like a wit. Finishes with spices. Surprisingly complex with the spices, a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5014) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Slightly hazy golden blonde coloured body with a very thin white head. Aroma of fresh apples, yeast, corn, metal, raisins and caster sugar. Full-bodied; Effervescent taste up front with a lot of pungent malt, metal tastes and a good spicey fruityness tucked in with some sugars, alcohol and a very complex flavour. Aftertaste shows some sugars, toffee and mild corn flavours. Overall, a pretty good beer - showing a ton of complexity throughout. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 22-December-2008 (which i’ve never seen this bottle in the whole of Belgium, ever) sampled at home in Washington on 03-March-2009.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6300) - ITALY - SEP 10, 2009
oro buona schiuma buona persitenza il naso piuttosto speziato un po etilico in bocca ritornano le spezie molto etilico un deciso amaro la rende abbsatanza secca peccato per l’etilico

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10443) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Muddy brown pour. Initial sweetness falls flat and heavy on the taste buds. Very dirty beer. Lots of sediment and earthiness. Rated 4/13/10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (1032) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2014
Blonde dorée trouble, effervescence légère à bulles fines, col blanc fin. Malts cara, un rien fruitée, bonne petite amertume herbacée.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5850) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2014
17/V/14 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: V/2016 (2014-504)

Little cloudy blond beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: floral, citrus, bit spicy. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: spicy, coriander, some citrus, floral, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: hops, very spicy, coriander, some cloves, orange peel, little sweet. Aftertaste: bitter, roange marmalade, bit sugary, lots of coriander, spicy. Decent Belgian tripel (or whatever).

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5656) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2003
The Duysters Loterbol has kind of changed during the years i guess, as with google i find the Loterbol of 5.2 %. On ratebeer i see the Loterbol of 6.8 %. Although this beer is very much alike with the Duysters Loterbol, i guess Duysters have come up with 2 distinct forms of the new Loterbol brewing season: the Loterbol Blond and the Loterbol Bruin. Cloudy orange color, huge medium lasting head. Dense particles floating around. Initially cheesy and citrussy aroma, when pouring out the more yeasty part of the bottle, the aroma becomes more spicy and yeasty, note of ginger even. Flavor is spicy carbonating on the tongue, with a pretty bitter palate.


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