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Brewed at De Graal

Style: Belgian Ale
Herentals, Belgium


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Amberkleurig Belgisch bier van hoge gisting met aangenaam hoparopma. Hergist in de fles. Naar origineel recept van hobbybrouwers Hopscheppers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gingertipple (15) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2016
Has a lovely overtone and aroma of toasted malt. It was over-fermented in the bottle which caused it to seriously overflow when opened, while the head disappeared quickly. It also had a lot of sediment. Good hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2016
Amber ale houblonnée, d’un niveau abv de 7 %, brassée chez de Graal. Mon exemplaire était à 6 mois avant sa date. Couleur ambre roux superbe, à la clarté nette, pure. Bulles fines par milliers partout et vives. Mousse beige clair très épaisse, à structure solide en haut, stable à 12 mm. Arômes de malt cara, agrumes, oignon doux, abricot confit. 1ère bouche souple et soyeuse, à la magnifique entame malt/houblon, avec une amertume fine. Arrière-bouche avec l’amertume plus prononcée, et quelques tanins. 2ème à la superbe évolution de l’amertume, de très grandes nuances. Arrière-bouche fine, précise, et de plus, très complexe. 3ème à l’ampleur remarquable, avec du chêne, des baies blanches. Arrière-bouche avec tanins, tabac blond. Superbe. Longueur au grandiose passage en revue de toutes les nuances, avec des envolées lyriques exceptionnelles. Jambes fines, serrées, groupées, un rien collantes. Levure fine, un peu poivrée, très belle ligne. Alcool parfait, il analyse, contrôle et organise toutes les saveurs. Finale qui est une pure beauté. CONCLUSION : pure merveille qui en dit long sur le potentiel des nouvelles brasseries. Du grand art que ce breuvage...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2016
Draught. High lasting fluffy white head. Hazy dark amber body. Mild and smooth roasted malt grass aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness low carbonation and a short finish. Mild fruity notes in the background. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALIBALI (695) - Kiel, GERMANY - APR 25, 2016
Da stimmt vieles. Klasse Reklamefoto. Schön würzig/belgischer Geruch. Starke Optik und auch der fruity/herbe Geschmack mit einen mehr als unauffälligen Nachtrunk tragen zu einem wunderbaren Gesamteindruck bei. Fetzig/cooles Trinkerlebnis. 0,1/1 Jetson ZYTHOS 2016.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (5404) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2016
Grapefruit, onion, light toasted malts. Bit sweet for the style. That gives a nice mouth feel, but I don’t like the taste too much. Certainly not bitter enough.(On tap at Zythos 2016)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40476) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild soapy, citrusy and peachy hoppy. Dry, bitter and slight herbal. Fruity and solid bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (3104) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
Copper-golden color with white head. Aroma is floral hops, a bit soapy and with tropical fruits. Taste is fruity, a bit spicy, estery, bitter towards the finish. High carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjakk (717) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 23, 2016
Bronze, clear yellowish foam. Mild aroma of flowers. Bret, strong hoppy aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1621) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 31, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Couleur blond foncé. Grosse et longue amertume. Corpulence et effervescence moyenne. Malt présent. Classique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6191) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2015
Thnx to Patrick !!! Pours unclear blonde, good white head. Smell is bitter, some malts in the back. Rather grainy, bit yeasty aftertaste. Just not hoppy enough to be an IPA, but very well balanced, and a nice hoppy profile that sure does make it better than the AVG belgian blonde. Lovely !
Earlier Rating: 1/31/2014 Total Score: 3.7
Thnx to Jos (the brewer ) Pours amber, big white head No intense smell . Too much carbonation Taste is very good though . Bread, grains, bit malts, fruity hops . Bit bitter . Very nice ! but would be a truly good beer with less carbo ( and thus smaller foam )

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