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Brewed by De Graal
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Brakel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Beer made by Bles 2008 (the Zythos local branch from Zottegem). Created by Bart Carrein (brewmaster at brewery De Ryck). Dark blond with 14 different spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
Commissioned by BLES and served at their Nationale Bierhappening of 2008. Spiced with no less than 14 spices selected by De Ryck’s brewmaster. Creamy, snow white head, yellowish blonde colour with faint greenish hue. Sweet and complex spiciness in the nose, obviously difficult to distinguish from one another, but I do suspect coriander, star aniseed and curaçao. Grainy, honeyish, some DMS in the aroma too, thin sweetish finish in which the spices also linger and few hops to balance the sweetness. May have been an interesting experiment with all those spices, but I didn’t care for it much. Less is more sometimes...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2013
8/I/13 - 75cl bottle @ Kris’ place - BB: IX/2010 (2013-5) Thanks to John for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy, pale yellow to beige beer, small off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: apples and apple sauce, some overripe fruits, bit cheesy, herbal, spices. MF: ok carbon, medium body, creamy texture. Taste: spices, apples, bit sugary, citrus, bit herbal, sweet touch. Aftertaste: bitter, somewhat sweet, sugary, spices, bit soapy. Has had it’s best time, but still drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2010
Bottled. A hazy light golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of malt and spices especially coriander. The flavor is sweet matly with coriander being the strongest ingredient.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a sweetish spicy yeasty aroma with hints of ginger. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor with some herbal hints. Has a sweetish malty herbal spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of joergen/MiP/yespr. Clear pale golden with a dense white head leaving laces. Spicy, lightly gingery nose. Medium body, again dominated by dry ginger accents. Lightly bitter finish. 200309

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26156) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a huge white head. Fruity aroma of berries with notes of spices and yeast. Fruity flavour of berries and spices with notes of hops and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
Bottled. Hazy golden coloured. Nice herbal and yeasty aroma. Herbal flavour. Rosemary. Sweetish. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2009 Bottle, 6.5%. OK bready aroma. Hazy golden colour. Very small white head. The flavour is fruity with a good shot of paper. A bit of vegetable in the finish. Sounds unpleasant, but is actually just a bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours clear yellow with a white head. Dry grassy and slight herbal aroma. Mild sweet and quite spiced flavoured with a lot of peppery spice notes. Smooth and easy body. Mild sweetness and easy dryness into a lasting dry to herbal finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle at BLES Bierhappening 2008, Zottegem, Belgium
Blond, yellow body. White, fizzy head. Hoppy aroma with some spices; coriander, pepper, ... Also the flavour is quite spicy, but stays quite balanced.

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