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Giesbaargs Muurken

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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in reference to the "Muur van Geraardsbergen", some high-shrine for bicycle fanatics, at De Proef. Ingredients including hops from Poperinge area in Belgium.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (916) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2016
F: big, white, normal retention. C: yellow to gold, hazy. A: malty, orange peels, coriander, yeasty, dusty, herbal, banana, pepper. T: malty, orange peels, herbal, coriander, banana, fruity cake, medium body, good carbonation, long lasting herbal grassy bitterness on the palate, nice worth to try, 0,33l bottle from Delhaize in Brussels.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5269) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2016
Labeled Muurken Blond. Golden body, too clear, white head. Crisp and typical Belgian clean pale malts with a touch of golden malt sweetness. Simple hops but not totally absent. Taste is more expressive, surprisingly bitter actually. Very clean but not alcoholic or simplistic. Better than expected. (33cl bottle from Prik & Tik Leuven)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3567) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle shared. Slight hazy golden with white head. Slight grainy, honey, light grassy, peach, bitter leaves, light sugar and alcohol. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (8626) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
33cl bottle shared with Kermis. Thin white head. Hazy golden pour. Average

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1356) - BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2016
Bière des Giesbaargs .. nobles habitants de Geraardsbergen (9500), aussi appelé Grammont (sur la lune). Cette bière est brassée chez de Proef, et semble une bière de cette brasserie sur ratebeer … S’il s’agit de la même province, nous ne pourrions souffrir ce mélange hasardeux des genres. Donc qu’on se le dise, Giesbaargs est à de Proef, ce que la lune est à Grammont … Et revenons de ce pas à nos moutons … Blonde de 7 % abv, non filtrée, refermentée, et nourrie aux houblons de Poperinge (une autre province sur la lune …). Mon exemplaire était à 7 mois après sa date, et impatient de se faire tondre la laine .. Couleur doré moyen brillant, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines, en colonnes droites, partout, vives. Mousse blanche bien crémeuse, stable à 3 mm. Arômes de malt clair, coriandre, houblon fin, noisette, pointe de résine. 1ère bouche très souple, à la belle entame malt/houblon, avec une pointe fleurie délicate. Arrière-bouche riche, dense, bien équilibrée. 2ème au très joli ensemble malt/houblon, avec beaucoup de finesse. Arrière-bouche complexe et longue. 3ème à l’amertume de grande classe. Arrière-bouche fine, précise, d’une grande harmonie. Longueur qui affine encore les impressions, superbe travail. Jambes un rien huileuses, longues. Levure fine, fruitée, très belle ligne. Alcool efficace, il place l’amertume au niveau idéal. Finale très belle. CONCLUSION : un vrai produit belge de Grammont, avec du houblon de Poperinge, et les coureurs cyclistes qui montent le mur de Grammont savent bien que ça ne se trouve pas dans les champs de fleurs de Lochristi chez de Proef !!! Donc rendons à César ce qui est à Jules, et chantons les mérites du Muurken, pas seulement lors du Ronde des Flandres !!! Ceci étant dit, à mon sens, on pourrait utilement remplacer la Kwaremont par la Muurken … (pour la réputation de la bière belge, bien entendu !!!).

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6106) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
light sweet hoppy aroma,pale, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8387) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
Yellow coloured and almost clear. Has a white head, lasting. Sweet, malty aroma, faint smoky notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Bottled. Golden colour, big white head. Aroma is fruity, some mild alcohol, a bit yeasty notes as well as some herbal and mild grassy notes. Still quite much on the sweet side of things. Flavour is fruity, some mild alcohol, a bit spicy and yeasty notes. Slightly grassy notes in the finish. Wellbalanced and quite refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4429) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
As Blond Muurken, which I assume is the same beer. Medium thick and nicely lacing, moussy, creamy, off-white head over a warm, pure golden blonde beer with slightly greenish hue and decent fizz, almost clear but with a very thin haze of yeast throughout, turning fully hazy with deposit. Aroma of lemon zest, dried banana, coriander seed, unripe gooseberry, green apple, dry cake, freshly cut sorrel, breakfast cereals, white pepper, orange peel, dried hay and, alas, a whiff of cooked Brussels sprouts (in other words: the old DMS). Crisp, fruity onset, green apple, gooseberry, some banana and peach, sweetish and sourish but both restrained, spritzy carbo without becoming overcarbonated, light and supple malt body, a bit grainy with a vaguely sweet edge and some spicy yeastiness on top, leading to a juicy malt finish adorned with herbal, grassy and spicy hop bitterness lasting moderately long, bittering as well as yielding floral aromas retronasally; a thin ’film’ of soapy coriander bittersweetness lingers, but fortunately not too obnoxiously so. Floral, light, moderately spicy variation on the ubiquitous Belgian blonde theme, quaffable and pleasant enough, but otherwise not very remarkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (9355) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2016
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, golden colour with a medium-sized blond foamy head. Yeasty, fruity and mildly sugary malty aroma with notes of apricots, peaches, citrus and a tinge of herbal hops. Mildly sweet and bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a slightly spritzy carbonation. Malty, delicately wheaty taste with mildly fruity and present spicy notes of herbal hops and a whiff of coriander; dry-ish bitter-sweet and spicy finish. 02.I.16


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