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Jessenhofke Pimpernelle

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Kuringen-Hasselt, Belgium


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle in hotel room bodegraven 2014... Golden amber... Big white head... Soft Soft sweet salty fruits nose... Soft fruits... Soft sweet fruits... Soft floral hop

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2060) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Spice ale since 2010 with the garlic that typifies Jessenhofke but also fresh herbs grown by Sanguisorba in Ranst, a well-known brewery supplier of herbs and spices. The herbs in question are salad burnet, hyssop, thyme, savory and myrte. Snow white, regular head, misty peach blonde colour. Complex ’herbalness’ in the nose as can be expected, difficult to distinguish one from the other even though I am familiar with their aromas, very flowery, some candi sugar, some fruits and, as in the other Jessenhofkes, no noticeable garlic. Sweetish spiciness in the mouth and, much to my surprise, there it is: a faint hint of garlic in the background. Light mouthfeel, sweetish caramel malt base, dry finish with the spices further developing alongside a herbal hoppiness. Interesting if you are into spice beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (4700) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from Douberd, many thanks.. Hazy Golden color with medium white head. Malty aroma with fruity notes. Perfumed malt, harsh bitterness in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gurthnar (1882) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Aroma spicy with light citrus fruits, light bubblegum. Rounded and inviting. Taste is rather sweet, both spicy and malty. A bit weird, not working with me. Finish turns somewhat tart. I am conflicted about this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (1508) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is floral, yeastly, wheat, spicy. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, caramel, spicy, floral.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mike_77 (3219) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
Aroma is herbal with stewed vegetables. Flavour is unpleasantly herbal with disgustingly bitter, garlic-esque lingering aftertaste. Why?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (3452) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2014
Bottle . Pours clear yellow , rather small white head Smell is garlic and some smoke Bitter intense taste, spices , than fades to grainys ,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tuuker (22) - - FEB 27, 2014
Aroma: Yeast, grassy hops, stonefruits Appearance: Straw golden color, lacing foam. Taste: Malty, balanced sweetness, peppery after taste, little bitterness, nettles Palate: Nice full mouthfeel Overall: very nice triple

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tania_nexust (196) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Pours fairly bright - left the sediment in the bottle. Fairly effervescent, Aroma is of a fairly typical Belgian tripel - alcohol quite dominant, some hops coming through, a herb/spice note and a sweet lift at the end. Flavour is of a bitterish tripel, with some hints of complexity from the herbs and additives, but this is tantalisingly short of bringing bigger flavours to the party. It’s certainly lovely and drinkable - so if that’s what was being aimed for, then it’s a great success. But it would be a little more interesting to have some of those flavour components coming out a bit more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2267) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Tripel with lots of weird herbs and spices. Nice, but considering they poured an entire garden in the beer, I expected more taste.

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