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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, - AUG 8, 2004
Bottled. Cloudy golden colour. Rich malt sweetness, very chewy. A bit papery in the finish. Fullbodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hednom (146) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle 33 cl, pours a hazy golden colour with a white head, sweet, Light sour aroma. Watery taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (5608) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
330 ml bottle at norrebro. Golden with huge white head. Aroma sweet and sugary, hay, floral and pale malt. Taste is sweet, sugary, slight bretty notes, hay, flowers with a sweet slight bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corkyrory66 (1425) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2016
Bière blonde refermentée d’un niveau abv de 8 %. Couleur doré soutenu brillant, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines, partout, à montée assez lente. Superbe. Mousse blanche très crémeuse, stable à 4 mm. Magnifique. Arômes de malt cara, pointe d’herbes douces, zeste d’orange, pointe de genièvre. 1ère bouche souple à veloutée, à l’entrée sur malt et herbes, pointe d’ortie. Arrière-bouche équilibrée, assez complexe, amertume fine. 2ème avec un très beau malt, des épices vertes, ciboulette. Arrière-bouche assez dense, longue. 3ème à la très belle texture, beau malt, mais la pointe herbacée devient fatigante... Arrière-bouche jolie. Longueur agréable, mais un peu linéaire. Jambes fines. Levure solide, épicée, belle ligne. Alcool correct, il tient l’ensemble, mais ne corrige pas l’harmonie. Finale avec une belle amertume. CONCLUSION : bière intéressante, avec une belle texture, mais dont le côté herbeux se marque trop souvent. Elle en devient répétitive sur la longueur, et ceci la pénalise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (2932) - SPAIN - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. T/S: Malt, caramel, yeast, fruity / Malta, caramelo, levadura, afrutado.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Homer321 (4316) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from the rotter. Nose is dried, dusty, Munich malt. Light cardboard. Taste is watery, papery and thin. Lacking in most Belgian character besides a light alcohol warning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (1308) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
Troebel geel bier met schuim. Smaak is apart, licht zuur en licht bitter, zwarte thee en hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt/biscuit, yeast, caramel, & fruit; Flavor of caramel malt, yeast, bread, fruit, and spice; Pretty decent actually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1576) - LATVIA - APR 25, 2015
Golden hazy with medium white head. Hoppy aroma. Sweet and bitter taste with sour notes, some presence of honey is being felt. Good hoppy bitterness stays in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermaris (238) - LATVIA - APR 25, 2015
Interesting aroma that can be felt. Cloudy appearance. Rather wide palete. Tastes good in general.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (4911) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
(Duysters Loterbol 8 Blond) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 8%. Clear body, pale orange in colour. Tall white head, thick, good retention. Light lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, light malts, apricots. Taste is a typical belgian ale, some apricot and peaches, light yeast and sugar, some light floral notes as well. Good bitterness on the aftertaste. Medium thin body, good carbonation, Not bad, although nothing special.

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