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Brewed by Brouwerij Anders
Style: Belgian Ale
Halen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“La Cress”, a blonde beer brewed on the basis of Belgian hop and watercress cultivated on the fertile grounds of the agricultural Haspengouw region.
La Cress is a delicious blonde beer that leaves a rich smooth feel in the mouth. The brewing process includes a secondary fermentation in the bottle, providing natural carbonation. The watercress seeds add the herbal flavor. In addition to the inherent bitterness of the watercress, you will also appreciate the beautiful hop aroma generated by the 100% pure Belgian hop varieties.
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4563) - some beerplace, - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle from Anders! bierfestival Pours rather clear blonde . Good to small white head fades rather fast . Smell is fresh , some herbs ( ’ watercress ? ’ ) Taste is nice and in balance. bit sweet, herbs , bit bitter/metallic ( way better than it sounds ! ) of the watercress . Very nice in balance, intense enough to enjoy its aspects, hidden enough to leave you a bit guessing . In the aftertaste, you get the herbal-ish taste . the watercress is very subtle over the whole line, but it works very well . If you taste it blind , I dont think it would be this different . Yet it IS better than the average blonde beer that tastes almost alike this ... I like it ! A hint to much carbo


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hermod (4361) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2015
33cl bottle @PBF X. Hazy amber color with a thick white head. Spicy aroma, slight boozyness. Flavor has sweetness , spices, Belgian hops. Dull.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle at PBFX. Slightly hazy yellow color, good white head. Grassy grainy, a bit lemony. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Pear apricot fruity flavor. Some pepper but overall quite sweet.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (21283) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
Bottled at Petalax Beer Festival. Clear pale golden, rich head. Fruity vegetable aroma. Very sweet with medium body and sticky mouthfeel. Syrup, honey and sugar. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2015
Belgian blonde commissioned by a watercress farm; apparently watercress seed is added during the boil, so this beer could be viewed as a spice ale. From a stubby bottle with green label that says "brewed to impress". I expected gushing but there is none, so things start off fine. Delicately cobweb-lacing, moussy, cream white head consisting of minute bubbles, very pretty; colour is a deep and pure yellowish golden blonde, clear with a suspension of yeast throughout the liquid but expectedly cloudy with deposit. Aroma rich in acetaldehyde, with notes of green apple, chamomille, freshly cut nettles, gooseberries, woodsorrel, but also a certain touch of freshly ground pepper which surely represents the watercress, green plum, straw, baker’s yeast, rainwater and a subtle honeyish, orange candy or even shortbread sweetness upon adding the yeast deposit. Crisp onset, fruity in a sweet and sourish way (starfruit, gooseberries, unripe pineapple, Conférence pear), smooth and supple mouthfeel with spritzy carbo, orange accent, lean pale malt body, bit grainy, slightly bready, with spicy yeastiness increasing towards the finish, where a lightly powdery effect comes off as a result; also hoppier than expected, with a fair amount of grassy, earthy bitterness in the tail, as well as a very subtle peppery touch - but too subtle to determine if it comes from the hops, or from the watercress seeds. A light honeyish sweetishness also comes through in the end. Watercress is there, but blends in so subtly that it becomes difficult to pull it out. Regardless, this is a tasty, crisp, refreshing new blonde, I quite liked it, it has no big off-flavours and has a very balanced profile.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tognetta (336) - Campinas, BRAZIL - FEB 14, 2015
Aroma bastante herbal. Visual levemente turvo, espuma média, densa. Paladar puxa bastante para o amargor herbal. Aftertaste médio, não amarra a boca, saboroso.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gueuze (616) - - NOV 18, 2014
Geruch nach Wiese, im Geschmack dann ingwerartige Bittere zum Ende. Ein wenig gewöhnunsbedürftig.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
WingdSoldier (61) - BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2014
Cloudy blonde beer, has a bitter, hoppy, spicy flavour. Not bad, but nothing that makes it stand out either.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikske79 (1303) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2014
Het is een gewoon blomd bier waar er 13 van in een dozijn zijn. Niet slecht, maar de slogan op het flesje (brewed tot impress) geeft teveel hoop voor wat er uiteindelijk maar in het flesje zit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (12665) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
Mild hefig herber Antrunk, milde helle Malzigkeit, wenig fruchtig. Laff herb, minimale Bananennoten. 9/10/10/10//10

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2538) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
Alone at home. Clearing goldblond colored beer with large diminishing white head and no carbonation. Herby spiced aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is spicy bitter with some sweet hints ending dry.


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