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

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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Flavoured with Myrica Gale (Bog Myrtle)


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Really nice beer, especially for a gruit beer. In the land of hoppy beers this is breath of fresh air. Although, it is a nicely made beer it is not really my style. However, I would recommend any beer geek to put this on your must try. It really is completely different than any other beer you have tried.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (2379) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2013
Pours a nice golden hazy beer with a big white head. Smells really nice. Sweet. I think that is the gagel. Tasts licorice and laurier. Not my kind of thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (2511) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2013
Ruikt kruidig en zoetig. Mooi troebel bier met goed schuim. Smaakt vlak, maar kruidig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hydra85 (9) - - JUN 8, 2013 does not count
Erg lekker kruidig bier! Zeer aparte smaak door het gebruikte gagelplantje uit turnhout!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (7668) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 11/V/13 - 75cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Bouvier’s place - BB: 10/X/## (ink of the year notation was smudged and not readable) (2013-461)

Note: this is pretty weird. I was sure I had rated this beer long ago. More even: I’ve had it on several occasions, and did not take notes, because I thought I had already rated it.

Clear orange beer, aery off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, honey, sugary, spices, sweet malts, fruity touch, orange peel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, citrus, grains, bread, bitter touch. Aftertaste: orange peel, alcohol sweetness, little bitter, honey, bready, sugar.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SVD (1249) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle at home, this rating is more for my own list, I have had this beer earlier this year before I started taking notes. What I remember: different beer than others, nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5366) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2013
I like this. It has a slightly funky first bite to it, and it maintains the strange flavor throughout. A sweetness sits there as well. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Appearance: Golden with a very slight haze and thick lasting white head. Aroma: Juicy fruit Flavor: Malt, alcohol and a hint of marzipan. Other: Long dryish finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4430) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2013
30 ml stubby bottle, poured into a tulip glass. I got this into an organic goods grocery store. ABV 7,5%. Pours a nice orange gold colour, with a thick head of two fingers, good retention and light lacing left behind. Slighty hazy. Strong gale aroma, very unique. Some light alcohol smell. Probably there are other aromas too but gale overpowers everything else. What a fantastic taste! Quite bitter and hoppy, the gale once again very notable, making it extra refreshing. The alcohol very nicely conceiled. Medium dryness on the palate, medium to full body and just enough carbonation. Overall a great beer, with a very unique taste, at least I, haven’t met before a beer that tastes like that. Highly recommended.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (7894) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. Rated on 14.08.2010
Aroma is surprisingly light with herbs and floral notes. Flavour is a bit unpleasant with harsh bitterness and strong herbs (probably the Bog Myrtle himself). No wonder they use hops nowadays…


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