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


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4237) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 Blonde ale since 2009, referring to Mrs. Vandoorne who took over the brewery the year before. Snow white, creamy head, old gold colour with orangey glow, clear with fierce sparkling. Aroma of honey, young cheese, peach, butter, pineapple, caramel, apricot; sweetish taste, subdued fruitiness, applish and somewhat honeyish, supple and soft mouthfeel, flowery hops in the finish but not enough bitter to balance out the initial sweetness as well as a glow of warming, white port-like alcohol. Also tasted as a two years vintage bottle (shared with Craftmember), in which it showed a sourish quality, not unlike unripe gooseberry and a bit lemon, not unpleasant, let’s say a ’happy infection’...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
marcogrind (107) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 24, 2014
Gusher!!! Pale golden, white foam. Scent of yeast. Overcarbonated killing mouthfeel. Yeast again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (6050) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2014
light sweet aroma,amber, cloudy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8292) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2014
Light amber and unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is heavy sweet, malty and with notes of yeast. Flavor is heavy sweet too, honey, dry cocoa in the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
mikske79 (1405) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2014
Het minste van alle bieren van het gaverhopke dat ik al geprobeerd heb. Niet veel smaak aan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (3783) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Strong Belgian blond beer, with a body of sweet fruity yeast, some aroma hops and lots of added fruitiness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mrenaerts (8) - BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2014 does not count
Hazy light golden color with small white soapy head. Nose is fruity with aromas of yeast and malt. Taste is sweet with flavours of bubblegum and a very light bitterness. Light bready aftertaste. For a 9,5 % tripel beer, this one drinks dangerously easy. I like it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DwarfeD (2438) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
33cl bottle from Delhaize. Hazy yellow/orange with some yeast flocks with a full white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Sweet and bitter. Grass, yeast, citrus and herbs. An ok Belgian brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigguns22 (766) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Good not great. Aroma is lite white wine and citrus. Bright yellow color with a medium white head. Wihite wine flavors,citrus and tart.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
corkyrory66 (1266) - BELGIUM - APR 21, 2014
Une bière artisanale de 9,8 % abv, refermentée en bouteille. Couleur jaune très pauvre. Apparence bizarre avec de la levure floconneuse en suspension. Bulles quasi nulles, quelques unités éparses. Mousse blanc cassé qui nappe à 1 mm. Arômes de citron, margarine, amandes, groseilles blanches, malt, houblon amer. 1ère bouche souple mais totalement déséquilibrée, épice en tête avec du bois blanc et de l’amertume. Arrière-bouche sur le réglisse, margarine. 2ème au manque d’harmonie énorme, des éléments épars. 3ème plus douce, un peu mieux intégrée. Arrière-bouche sur une pointe de réglisse. La longueur entame sur du blé, anis étoilé, mais sans beauté. On perd le fil. La levure est douce, mais largement insuffisante pour le niveau d’une blonde forte. L’alcool est bien, mais il ne peut aider dans ce contexte disparate. La finale est peu plus stimulante, mais que de choses manquées. CONCLUSION : une zingende blondine qui ne chante pas, ça ne le fait pas. Et d’ailleurs sur l’étiquette, la blonde en est tombée dans le tonneau... Moi j’en tombe des nues … et je vous dis à bientôt.

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