Douberd (2597) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Hoppe Artisanale Pils) Bottle 250 ml at home, served into a footed pilsner, ABV 5%
Deep golden colour on the body and slighlty hazy to my surprise. Good sized white and thick head, with very good retention too, leaving medium lacing on the glass. So far, so good.
Smells fresh, some light grains, fresh cut grass, dust.
Taste has also some grains,nicely hopped though, light malts, again grass, nicely refreshing with a mild but enough bitterness on the finish and the aftertaste.
Medium thin body, good carbonation, maybe on the high side.
Nice surprise this one.
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.25l from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour it golden colour with medium white head.On the nose roasted peanuts. Taste os malty and very nice.I little bit suprised.Very decent pils from Van Steenberge.
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with a medium, white and foamy, lacy head. Slightly sweet, honeyish aroma with grassy hops and some acidity. Grassy-hoppy, moderately bitter, very clean flavor with licorice hints in the finish. Quite light-bodied, crisp and refreshing palate with high but still quite balanced carbonation. A clean, refreshing and balanced pils. Basic, but enjoyable.
Mainuh_man (238) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.25L bottle. Pours clear golden with a thin, white head. Really nice aromas: honey malt, resiny and herby hops, Moderate cereal grain sweetness at beginning, with both honey and nut flavors. Morphs into really nice herby and spruce hop flavor. Mild sweetness lingers throughout, with a pretty mellow, resiny hop linger. Light body with a thin mouthfeel and average carbonation. Overall, a really tasty pils with nice malt character, and really well balanced hop flavors.
Zita (4919) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
light old dust hoppy aroma,yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, flat,
Hansen (6878) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Hoppy aroma with notes of flour. Flavor starts light sweet, faint bouillon, finish bitter.
Alengrin (2436) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Standard lager made for De Hopduvel in Ghent, with stable, cream white head and deep golden blonde, clear colour. Pure, bit honeyish malt sweetness in the nose, bit metallic, greenish peppery and flowery hops; same for the taste, pure malts, sweetish, ending in a relatively long, hop bitter finish, more so than usual in this style in Belgium. If Van Steenberge only made their Sparta Pils on this level.
EddyBeer1 (925) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blonde claire, effervescence moyenne, col blanc fin. Après un petit citronnée plutôt agréable et hélas un peu de métal, une amertume houblonnée et herbeuse s’installe rapidement donnant ici une pils amère supérieure.
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head.
NOSE: grains, some fruits, even some hops there, little metallic though.
TASTE: hops noticeable, metallic again, some herbs and citrus there.
Not bad for a pilsener, but a pilsener...
olsvammel (3552) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 cl bottle from Drankencentrale Hopduvel in Ghent. Bought in october 2011 so this is a bit aged. Very bready smell, also fruity and flowery with a hint of honey. Similar taste. Light body and easy to drink. I’m quite surprised of the low ratings as I quite enjoyed this one.