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Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq
Style: Belgian Ale
Purnode-Yvoir, Belgium

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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Amber coloured, fine sparkle and delicate and thick head. Pleasant mixture of the aroma of hops and a slight hint of liquorice. Pronounced bitterness, mellow and thirst-quenching.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petibear (53) - - OCT 29, 2012
fruity aroma, copper colour, half clear/half hazy. milder, bittersweet taste with slightly bitter finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MasDen (107) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - SEP 18, 2016
Aroma: malt, a bit hops, orange. Appearance: hazy hay color, thick white head. Taste: malt, biscuits, spicy, a bit dry in finish. Palate: middle body, middle carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drinking_77 (84) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Review: 330 ml stubby bottle of La Gauloise Ambrée: ABV: 5.5% A World Cup of beer silver award winner, coming in a cool looking 330ml bottle and bought in Lidl. Sure why not! The oldest brand produced by the brewery, and its most successful beer, named after many Roman (Gaul) sites discovered in the area. On pour, a dark orange looking colour appears, with a large foamy beige head that sticks around for ever, resulting in some decent lacing. A bit of fizz Nice reddish hues makes the beer look the part. A nice beery smell on the nose , smelling citrus and fruity hops and a lot of malts, all well balanced. Nothing too complicated but was nice all the same The taste was savoury, varied flavours, fruity, caramel, well balanced but very light and easy on the palate. Smooth enough to drink, not bad, but there was a discount lack of strong flavours in this beer. I did pick up some, they are there but not enough to get the taste-buds going. A little disappointing in that regard. Light and easy to drink, not particularly hoppy or bitter or sweet. Overall, I like this beer, its decent to drink, and goes down very smooth, but it would be nice to have a stronger edge to it with more discernible tastes. Ok, but not the best I have ever had

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (1178) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle at Erzbierschof Monday Club. Typical malt aromas, caramel and toffee. Highly crisp carbonation with a sweet touch, but that’s about all it offers to the tongue and palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alex60 (199) - - AUG 27, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur ambrée, belle mousse blanche qui tient tout le long de la dégustation, goût sur le houblon avec un pointe de melon et de vanille

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mister_Li (911) - GERMANY - AUG 12, 2016
Leicht trübes Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, leicht fruchtig, hefig, Kräuter, leicht bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1833) - DENMARK - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle@rypevej with Ludwig. Bready fruity yeasty. Slight tarte. Fresh. Light body. Splendid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rafael52 (930) - Łódź, POLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Kolor: bursztynowy, solidnie zamglony.
Piana: obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, zwarta, w miarę wolno opada.
Zapach: średnio intensywny, dominują ciemne owoce, trochę suszonych owoców, lekko słodowy, karmelowy, melanoidynowy.
Smak: średnia pełnia, jak w aromacie nuty ciemnych owoców, nut słodowych, melanoidynowych, lekko opiekanych, karmelowych, średnia goryczka.
Wysycenie: w kierunku wysokiego.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gehbe (231) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 2, 2016
Medium offwhite head, decent lacing. Aroma: phenolic spice, orange zest, caramel, malt, grapefruit, cardboard. Taste: perfect balance of light bitterness, light sweetness and light sourness; finish is slightly more bitter. Nice palate: somrwhat creamy and round, nice carbonation, very drinkable. Overall very drinkable, but aroma is disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamwnukers (220) - Legionowo/¯yrardów, POLAND - JUN 29, 2016
Butelka 0,5l, data przydatności 11.08.2016r.
Aromat - Słodycz, karmel, lekkie owoce białe - winogrona, gruszka. Lekkie zielone jabłko.
Wygląd - Barwa bursztynowa, lekka mgiełka. Piana biała, przy nalewaniu wysoka, opada do obwódki. średnio pęcherzykowa.
Smak - Wytrawne, ziołowe. Goryczka średnia do niskiej cytrusowo-ziołowa. Wysycenie wysokie.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5402) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2016
Gusher. Amber caramel malts, cookie dough, fatty sweetness, cereal and some marmelade. Typical Belgian yeast, not too filtered. Light bitterness but also a relatively light bubble for the style so it;s fairly balanced. Main issue is that it falls a bit in nomansland when it comes to the style. I like amber beers, but it’s a bit too liquorice and cloying for its own good. (33cl bottle from Dekoninck)


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