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Brewed by ’t Gaverhopke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Stasegem-Harelbeke, Belgium

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
Draught. Poured burnt sienna with a white head that disappeared quickly. Tastes of dark cherry and other crisp dark druits. Bit tart, especially on the finish. Not bad, but very one note. Better on draft than in the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle at 6.8% from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours very hazy dark copper with small dark chunks. Frothy beige head. There’s an extremely strong evergreen, perhaps spruce, aroma. Full bodied and very frothy. There’s a sour component, lots of fruit, and still evergreen. Yeast/spice. Probably more stuff, but it’s all complexly intermingled. Certainly more dry than not. Very tasty, if a bit challenging.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
11.2 ounce bottle courtesy of MaltDawg at the Baltimore Irish Hannukah Gathering, 3/17/12. Pours a clear golden color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tea and herbal notes, nutty notes, pine, boiled peanuts. The taste is pine, herbal notes, resin. Medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear orange with an average, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is pine sap, spruce, earthy and wood notes, biscuit malt and light butterscotch. Flavor is skunky yeast, pine sap, medium malt and light hops/bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Certainly not the best example from ’T Gaverhopke but I snagged in for $1.99 on closeout. The nose is slightly sweet, sour and a touch of frozen horse manure. The taste is flat but has a complexity similar to the nose... sweet,sour fruit ,cinnamon,barnyard... it like you took a really good beer and added a liberal splash of bath water...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Draught at TND: Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, spices, sugar, and a hint of bubblegum. Poured gold in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, light candi sugar, bubblegum, Belgian yeast, and a hint of smoke. Light to medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, Belgian yeast, slight spice finish is dry. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Draft at the Birch. Deep mahogany with a thin head. Kinda musty aroma. Drinks with a real thin body, bordering on sour, slightly sweet, almost nutty. (#4456, 1/28/2012)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Muddy amber with almost no head. Only spotty white foam. Aroma is lemony and spicy with herbal and slight medicinal notes. Taste is big lemony notes atop peppery spice, herbal notes, ginger, medicine, dusty yeast, straw and dried fruit. Body is light-medium with little to no carbonation. Finishes with more spicy notes, lemon zest, dusty yeast, flowers, dried fruit, straw notes, herbs and cut grass. Maybe some ginger notes as well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
An amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, light ginger notes, sweet caramel, not bad. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar with ginger notes, light apple notes, watery bodied. Sampled at Bierkraft, Dec. 27 2011.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2011
Dark red brown colored beer. Spicy aroma and taste. Ginger and juniper. Dry spicy ending.


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