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Lupiline Koriala

 (RETIRED)
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83
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Formerly brewed at De Graal
Style: Belgian Ale
Brakel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Started out life as Primula, brewed at Alvinne. After a complaint of bully Haacht, brewers Jan & Veerle took their beer to De Graal, rebaptizing it "Koriala".


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle, 33cl. Beautiful presentation of a dark yellow, hazy bear with a beautiful white medium head. The way the beer looks makes it clear it will be a hoppy, light bitter beer. The aroma is grassy, spicy and light grainy. The smell is grainy with... indeed: a hoppy and nicely light bitter aftertaste. In the background the taste is also light spicy. Not a bad beer at all, but I have the feeling I drunk this sort of beer already before. It makes me feel like a copy of the Taras Boulba.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
A Mes rate. Draught at ZBF.
Cloudy yellow gold with a decent bright white head and lace. Nice and fruity grassy hoppage with some good spicy notes and a decent bitter hop finish. Lovely dry feel. Quite similar to the Primular if I remember correctly.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
It is warm golden with a light sediment and a lasting, huge, white and creamy head. The aroma has notes of yeast, flower and malt. The flavour has sweetness and notes of yeast, flower, fruit, malt, citrus and the finish is slightly dry.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2009
A 0.33L bottle tasted at One Pint Pub. Some hints of pineapple and grapefruit in the nose. Beige head. Floating particles. Hazy pale yellow colour. Sour taste with hints of grapefruit and lemon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (2386) - Waregem, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2009
Bottle, a few times. Re-tasted @ WBF festival 11.04.’09. the new version is very nice ! Hazy darkgolden color, with a white head. Aroma yeast, fruit, hops. Medium body. Taste is fruit, bit sweet, some yeast notes, good hopsbitterness. G O O D.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2009
Drunk at ZBF. Hazy yellow beer with lacy white head. Soft, sweet, yeasty nose with banana esters. Fairly sweet flavor with a mild, clean bitterness, coming out more bitter in the aftertaste but still pretty clean. Another sweet, yeasty Belgian blonde with half-hearted hopping. Less than exciting.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2009
330ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, Belgian Weeks 2009)
Very hazy orange. Pineapple aroma, grapefruit too. Pleasant carbonation. Quite sour on the palate. Soapy taste - in part from the hops, but also a bit from the earthy yeastiness. That’s too dominant in the palate - it completely coats the mouth, and is too aggressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13272) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
Sampled at Zythos 2009. Hazy pale gold, thin lasting white head. A lovely hoppy peachy good hoppy jaunty beer. Best hoppy beer so far of the festival. Good peppery hop.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13516) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Draught at ZBF09. Coriander aroma. Cloudy dark yellow colour. Very small stable white head. The flavour has a good lemon flavour with clean lemon peel bitterness. Also a little light malt to balance. Well-balanced. 6 3 6 3 16

Bottle, 7%. BB 2010, 2.5 years ago. Sweetish caramelly aroma. Clear golden colour. Small white head. The flavour is yeasty with a quite rough bitter finish. Did not benefit from the years in my cellar.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2009
(Bottled) Hazy golden with a small head. Lemony-fruity aroma with grassy hops, and hints of alcohol. Flavor is a bit acidic, with lemon and some gluey alcohol. Not much smoother with yeast. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not very impressive with gluey alcohol and thinnish body. Even the hopping is somewhat mushy.


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