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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Tafelbully is a Belgian-inspired table beer based on a recipe from our friend Matt Staley. Tafelbully is the bully of the other table beers, pushing them around with its citrusy dry hopping, Belgian yeast spiciness, and a refreshing Brettanomyces finish. Even though it is a bit bolder than most, this is still a session beer. It features a delicate malt character from the European pilsner and specialty malts and judicious dry hopping with citrusy Sorachi and Amarillo to compliment the gentle fruitiness and delicate phenols of the Belgian and Brettanomyces yeasts.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4551) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
On tap. Clear reddish straw yellow pour, with an off-white head. Grain, crackery malt, herbal hops, hay, brett, light pepper, lemon peel, light caramel, and some fruity esters.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Sampled in a bomber. A sparkingly belgian ale with high carbonation. Really nice malt palate with a light layering of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1113) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
On tap at Gourmet Haus. Nice aroma mixing both citrus and spice from the yeast. Moderate amount of lemon as well. I got a slight amount of funk from the Brett, but not too much. Well balanced and tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
A - Served a clear copper-yellow with a thin finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some good lace. S - Aroma is a mix of slightly sour Brett with some lemon peel and other citrus aromas, and some Belgian yeast esters with a bit of bready malts. T - Starts off with some light tartness and sourness with some citrus and light yeast esters. Through the middle, some more citrus and lemon peel comes through with some coriander, Brett, and light bready malts. The finish is a mix of tartness with some citrus, yeast, and spice. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart and dry finish. D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced with a good complexity and depth added by the Brett.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8565) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
Pale straw coloured pour with a lovely white head. The nose is great. Fresh, spicy and slightly minty. A touch of white pepper and some sweet herbal, minerally character. Flinty and slightly tropical with a bit of light fruit as well. A touch of gooseberry and kiwi character in addition to a nice mintiness. Really solid brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekoerper (590) - Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Subtle aroma, light dose of spicy hops, faintly malty, a bit of brett in the background. Pours a very hazy golden, thin creamy white head with average retention and lots of lacing. Lightly spicy flavor, pepper and faint brett, maybe some rye, sort of subdued. Medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
On tap at Naja’s. Hazy dull straw colour. Thin head. Well, not really impressive on the nose - spicy specialty grain aroma (rye, oats, etc) and fuggley hops. Spicy, oaty, minty palate with light hops. The body is a bit thin, there is perhaps not enough residual malt sweetness. Not really a table beer, and not as interesting as I wanted it to be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5288) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Sampled at Beer Revolution on 8/20/2011. This Belgian Ale pours a light gold color from the tap. Medium to large sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, yeasty and citrusy. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. The malts are fruity, yeasty and sweet. The hops are grapefruity. Decent carbonation. Touch of yeast, some funk and a touch of banana. Interesting beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean an smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Draught at Creekside Brewing. Clear gold with a small and quickly dissipating head. Lemon grass and sweet raspberry lead the aroma, which has a nice touch of brett and some sweet malt as well. Definitely a nice estery aroma, though somewhat subtle. The flavor is dry and very lightly tart with a touch of lemon that cones out in the finish after awhile. Overall though it’s a little short and empty. Body is light and carbonation is moderate. Nice stuff if a little blander than I thought. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
A: The pour is a relatively clear golden-straw color with a sizable white head. S: Interesting aromas to this one. Heavy on the grass and straw with a good amount of peppery phenols. A good amount of sweet fruits such as pears and apples along with bread and cracker malts and a healthy dose of yeast. T: Sweet pale, cracker malts start this one off. The yeast contributions are on display here as well. Lots of wet straw and white pepper. A little bit of green apple skins along with some actual yeast itself. Just a very light bitterness. M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation. O: The Brettanomyces does add something interesting to this beer. It would be nice to see where this beer might go with age.


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