Brewed by Gentse Stadsbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gent, Belgium


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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
ABV from 9% to 8.5%.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1431) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
Belgian ale au malt d’orge et froment, avec les épices du gruut, qui titre à 8,5 % abv. Couleur doré intense brillant. Clarté nette. Bulles fines par milliers comme les étoiles dans le ciel. Mousse blanche très épaisse avec une texture d’œuf battu en haut. Arômes de malt clair et grillé, herbes, fruits blancs, avoine. Superbe. 1ère bouche souple, très belle, maltée et épicée. Arrière-bouche bien marquée, avec des fruits blancs mûrs. 2ème bouche qui s’amplifie, avec un vin blanc moelleux sur le malt. Arrière-bouche très riche, complexe, herbes et épices. 3ème sur le malt grillé et épices, avec de la complexité. Arrière-bouche longue, large, très complexe. La longueur donne du pain d’épices, crumble, bouquet garni, etc. Les jambes sont bien soulignées. La levure est douce, fine, précise, très belle veine. L’alcool est parfait pour soutenir l’ensemble. La finale est très belle avec de nouvelles nuances. CONCLUSION : une vraie bière pour vrais amateurs. Goût bien personnalisé, investissement en matières et en process. Bravo Gand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1500) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
Voor mij het beste bier van deze brouwerij. Echt een aanrader voor mensen die houden van een bier met een uitgesproken smaak

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2012
33 cl. fles @ ‘t Antwaerps Bierhuiske – ingeschonken in een Gruut glas – lichter gouden, lichtjes maar echt wel lichtjes wazig, aanzienlijk grote witte kraag, moest eerst gewoon kraag drinken. De ingrediënten lijst verraad hop wat dit dus geen echte gruit maakt. Ruikt naar pittige esters, hooi, zachte citroen, kruidige gist wat BE hop, graan, gemengd met zoete zachte banaan. Smaak is tevens een combinatie van kruidige gist, witter peper en hooi op het einde, graan, lichte zachte citroen op het einde, kruidige, lichte floraal BE hop, kruiden met wat zoete banaan maar minder dan in de geur, lichte witte suiker. Lichtjes droog, gemakkelijk te drinken – zie niet echt wat het probleem hier is. Niets mis met deze een lekker, kruidige en gemakkelijk te drinken Belgisch bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1889) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
(Botttled) Gigantic creamy head lives peacefully above glowing yellow streams of vibrant yeasty liquid. The nose speaks of flowery hops ,green apple and perfume. Quality ’Belgium’that I could happily drink till I cant remember my name.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (1312) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Helder geel bier met schuim. Smaak is droog en licht zoet met sporen van ananas en caramel Apart, maar goed bier, smaak blijft lang hangen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mainuh_man (262) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
0.33L bottle. Pours a clear pale with big, fluffy white head that lingers. Unique aromas that are sweet and fruity:. Apple and pear, alcohol, vanilla, tobacco. Sweet vanilla up front with cereal grain, slowly morphs into a subtle, herby bitterness that cuts the malt, finishing with warm alcohol in the throat. Medium body with a creamy and oily mouthfeel; really very smooth drinking. Overall, some interesting things going on with this beer. On the sweeter side, but overall balances well and really nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2011
head: bubbly, white , away fast
colour: blond
smell: pineapple, mango, slightly peachy, malts, bit of bubblegum
taste: high carbonated, sweet malty start, apples, spices, very yeasty, sweet palate, dry end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (14149) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2011
330ml bottle (Stockmann, Tallinn)
7 Upon openning, there’s initially a sweet ripe berry fruitiness, but on pouring, much more citrus comes out. Some maltiness, but also quite a barky bitterness too. After a big swirl there was even some banana.
4 Opened with a nice pop and a waft of CO2. Pale gold, large spongy head settles to a small layer. Initially poured clear, added the yeast half way through.
7 Lovely slightly yeasty light grainy body. Hops are barky and bitter. Enough residual sugars to balance the bitterness. Feels serious, but not aggressive. Alcohol hides behind the bitter bite. Adding all the yeast fills out the breadiness of the grains.
4 Full palate, even fuller when the yeast is added, fizzy carbonation. Needed to swirl and swirl and swirl this to flatten it to a level where it could happily sit on my tongue for me to savour. Finish sweet light grains at first, blending seemlessly into a really potent bitter tingle that mellows to a lovely fresh whole green hop grassy resin. That makes up for the fizz easily.
15 Lovely tripel. Very much reminds me of the Steenberge Hopduvel Gentse Tripel. However, they’ve pushed this up to 9%, and still kept it a lovely drinkable beer. No flaws, this is right up there as a classic tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (4140) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 5, 2012
Bottled: Hazy golden color, creamy huge white head. Fresh, flowerly and citrus hoppy nose. Flavor is fresh, fruity (citrus), almonds, caramell, sweet-sour, dry hopped. Dry, citrus bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13432) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, floral notes, perfume and spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, fruittiness, floral notes and spice with a crisp dry lingering spiced finish.

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