Garrigues L’Hivern’Ale 2011 (7.0°)
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Brewed by Garrigues
Style: Belgian Ale
Sommičres, France


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This is the low version of the Hivernale beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9164) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2013
bottle, 7%, 60 IBU from saveur-biere.com. Hazy deep amber-golden colour, mid-sized off-white head. Fruity nose. Full-bodied, sweet, malty, tropicla fruit, mango and papaya. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2012
33 cl bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on December 22, 2012. BB 11/06/13. Our bottle was marked 7% ABV, unless I missed something, also stated 70 IBU.
Clear brown color, fluffy off-white head. Sweet, hoppy, citrus scent. Malty, bitter, hoppy, citrus taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1796) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at Moeder Lambic Original. Seems from other reviews there are varying different strenghts and maybe even recipes for this beer. My version was definitely 7.5%, coppery brown with a thin head. I actually thought it quite hoppy for a Belgian-style, with some piney IPAess, and a creamy maltiness. Something else slightly unusual about it, not sure what. Interesting and tasty enough, but not sure it all came together perfectly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5523) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 29, 2012
Alex, mine is 7° only ! Bottle 33cl, a dark amber beer with good creamy head. Nose is powerful on aromatic hops, honey, exotic fruits, coconut. Aroma is on caramel, sweet, again coconut, honey, resin, caramel sweets, vanilla, well done beer, finish is on orange and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2012
(Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, 16 July 2012. 7.5%?) Reddish brown colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, slightly roasted nose with notes of caramel, orange peel and citrussy hops. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, roasted malt, blood oranges, hints of ginger biscuits and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with balanced sweetness. Tasty, quite complex and very well balanced. Very nice beer.

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