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


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hamirubi (427) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2015
33cl bottle at home, a gift from my parents-in-law. This Herbakkersbier is the recap of the Herbakkersbier 6.4%, a Belgian Ale beer by De Block Brouwerij (a brewery in Peizegem) which was rather different in style and taste. This stronger one is brewed for the touristic service of the city of Eeklo. I had this 8.5% before, which is a bit a hazy looking amber, an even copper coloured beer with diminishing foam. The brew has an odd earthlike aroma accompanied by dried apricots and a lingering soury flavour. In my opinion, it resembles the Augustijn Grand Cru. The Herbakkersbier beer taste is lightly malted, with a subtle sweetness and mild bitterness too, but the strong feature is a somehow sour mouth. This strong ale reaches a vast 8.5% in alcohol yet it is a smooth drinker by its light body. How to summarize this beer? A soury, honeylike brew with a dry and fairly short ending. A more complex beer which is - alas - not very convincing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9082) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2010
Huge, soft-yellow dense head over clear metallic-golden beer. Inviting grapey-hoppy nose, with a liqueurish alcohol component, fine sweet syrup like malt or maple syrup. Again a mix of hop, nearly harsh even in the beginning, but grapey & perfumey all the same, and not-quite-sweet caramel. Hoppy flavours dominate, no doubt. Slight slickness, soft carbonation, medium bodied, light alcoholwarming. Very surprising - I’m sure it was brewed elsewhere (De Block, IIRC) once, then totally unnoteworthy - this Belgian near-hopbomb is outstanding, certainly in its class of touristic gimmicks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle 330ml.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to light light heavy yeasty, soap, perfume, honey. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20091021]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10408) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
Cloudy golden with a large white head. Fairly dry aroma with yeasty and malty notes. Flavour was quite spicy with malty and caramel notes. Finishes spicy and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (32889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a lazing cream colored head. The aroma has notes of malt, citrus, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruit, and citrus, as well as some yeast, leading to a dry and fruity finish. Thanks fonefan for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14732) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle, 8.5%. Fruity aroma, slightly farty. Hazy golden colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is a little sweet, with some grassy hoppiness. Fruity notes with a little spice. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a clear golden with a rock solid off-white head leaving laces. Tart, bretty nose. Medium body, a little low in carbonation, sweet fruitiness and astringent Bretty accents leaving a mouthdrying finish. 211009

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3032) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2009
Re-tasted on 18.04.09 @ Bierloods, and tirth time @ home 15.05.09. Bottle 33 cl. Almost clear dark golden color with a white head. Aroma some yeast and spice, good hops. Medium body. Taste (little) sweet, bit yeasts, spices, and a good bitter finish. Like it. (better as the early version from de Block, many years ago)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2009
Light hazy blond coloured beer with average carbonation and a small white head. Some smaller yeasty particles floating. Rather special aroma, herby, spicy and hoppy hints, slightly yeasty touched. Full palate. Finish is light yeasty with a bitter/sweet balanced finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3473) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2009
gold blond coloured body with yeast particels and a white head a yeasty spicy hoppy aroma a yeasty spicy herby sweet taste with a herby bitter finish

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