Brewed by ’t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Beerzel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Essener regional beer, brewed by the Essener brewers Van Laerhoven, in the equipment at ’t Hofbrouwerijke.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hallinghansen (1892) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering, 2013. Hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma is hay, straw, caramel. Flavour is malt, caramel, spices.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 Sampled @ RB Danish Summer Gathering 2013 day 2, Ulfborg. Exploding out of the bottle. Hazy yellow color, medium sized off-white head. Aroma is weird and not nice but I can’t describe it. Taste lightly malts, lightly some fruitpeel and a slight bitter finish. Average body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
33 cL bottle, gusher. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light phenolic. Mild fruity, dry phenolic and lingering toffee caramelish. Dry far finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (10784) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle, gusher. Hazy dark yellow with medium white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast and spices. Flavour is malt, yeast, fruit, spices, medium sweet, hop and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle @ pre TSODRBSG13, Ulfborg. Hazy yellow with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, spicy and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Very high carbonation. 310813

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, yeast, malt, little alcohol and hops. Warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10404) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. moderate bitter nice fruity flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7807) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2013
Medium, quite dense, off-white head over hazy yellow-orange beer, lively carbonated and some lace. Bit fruity nose, caramel wafers, faintly garden weeds, and lots of sweet malts. Bitterish flavour, but with a very consequent malty underbuilt. Unfortunately, the bitterness remains rather raw, indifferent, vegetable. There’s quite a bit of oxydation there too, difficult to blame malts or hops specifically. Retronasal, soy oil, oriental marinade. Slightly burning MF, hops are a tad agressive, quite slick, medium bodied. Some balance achieved, but not very distinctive beer. Wondering what the exact goal had been.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2013
19/IV/13 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: XI/2015 - (2013-339)

Clear blond to light orange beer, small irregular off-white head, unstable, non adhesive, some small sediment floating around. Aroma: very sweet, sugary, lots of amaretto, orange peel, Maraschino cherries. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit fruity start, Maraschino cherries, bit sugary, orange peel, honey, some citrus. Aftertaste: grains, sweet malts, bitter hops, bit fruity, sugary touch, chemical rubbery ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2013
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly fruity, yet balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, nice brew

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