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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Flavoured with Myrica Gale (Bog Myrtle)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
33cl bottle @ DHVL. Pours a cloudy golden with a large white head. Yeast and spices. Bog-Myrtle and ginger feel all over. Reminds me of De graal Gember. One dimensional but well made.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
[thank you Skou, for bringing this home]
Pours murky yellow with a fine, creamy, white head. Heavy earthy aroma with lots of spices. Ginger and what must be bog myrtle. Highish carbonation, fair frothy mouthfeel. Flavour is spicy, but not perfumed. Dry, some sweet biscuit malts, oak, ginger. Feels a bit out of balance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5174) - ITALY - MAY 21, 2009
oro bella schiima piuttosto persitente sentori erbaceei dolciasrti anche i bocca ritornao caraterizzato dall apoianta utilizzata

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrefwoordPunk (797) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. from natural food store in Leiden. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a medium white head and hoppy aroma with earthy and spicy notes. The falavour is a herby, bitter fruitiness with notes of citrus, cinnamon, malts and hops. The finish is a medicinal bitterness. A very nice surprise! Good beer!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
altonbrownd (3766) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2009
Bottle from natural food supermarket in Amsterdam. Hazy yellow. Bitter nose with herby edge to it. Fruity, tart and rough. With slight citrus. Okay.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2008
Great looking dark gold beer with thick tight head. Aroma is very strong. It has a medicinal edge to it caused by the gale/gagel. That comes through in the flavour too. Overall it is dominated too much by the herbs.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10121) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2008
It’s a slightly hazy, warm golden beer with a white, creamy head. The aroma is spicy, but I do not find the bog myrtle, and it also has notes of malt and alcohol. The flavour has sweetness and notes of spice and herbs, but no clear sign of the bog myrtle, it also has notes of tannic acid, malt and yeast. IMO it quickly becomes cloying.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2008
330ml bottle (Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki, Belgian Weeks)
Mustapippuri spicy aroma. Deep hazy orange, initially doughy head. Slightly vegetal hoppy aroma, metallic too. A touch sour malts, but peas and green beans come to the fore. Pretty yeasty too. Not my bag, too much plant matter. Decent hoppy bite, but not the prime focus, alas.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2008
bottle 330ml 6,5e At Punavuoren Ahven Helsinki 150908 dark yellow Scent: sour Taste: From first sip fruity spicy herbs sour ground. Tasty and complex alcohol well hidden somewhere under herbs

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Hazy orange gold. Thin lasting white head. Spicy floral aroma. Definitely got something flowery or herby added to it. It’s got a real tinned peach flavour, crazy bizarre and tasty. I’m not a big fan of these perfumed beers, but this is good. Actually it does become a bit annoying.


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