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Non Peut-Etre!

Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Brewed for The Black Cat Brewery SPRL (Rixensart-Genval)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5881) - ITALY - DEC 28, 2014
bottle ambrata velata buona schiuma discreta persistenza buoba nota maltate lieve caramello discreto corpo nota erbacea amaro medio ma presente nel finale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (549) - LATVIA - OCT 24, 2014
Bread aroma. Dark amber with rich creamy off-white head. Rich full taste starting with malty sweetness around the mouth and finishing with hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
clauded2 (10) - Brussels Area, Belgium, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Quick explanation about the name for non Brussels natives. "Non peut-être" literarily (badly) translated is : "No" + "Maybe" + "!". But for us (yes I’m from Brussels, Belgium) it means : a big big YES! So let switch in French now. Bouteille 75cl. Une mousse ivoire de relativement bonne tenue, chapeaute cette bière ambrée aux teintes orangées prononcées. Le nez (en tout cas le mien) me signale du houblon très présent (est-ce du Chinook?) avec une évidente note de pamplemousse. C’est frais. Des bulles sans excès invitent à la première gorgée. Corps moyen, un rien sec et gras. L’alcool est bien là! L’amertume est peu prononcée et la longueur en bouche assez ’compacte’. Pas de doute le pamplemousse et son acidité sont bien au rendez-vous. Les gorgées suivantes viennent avec facilité. Si elle n’était aussi alcoolisée, elle correspondrait assez bien à ce que l’on nomme "une bière de saison". Je n’y vois pas de fausse note. Une bière peu complexe...mais a t’on toujours besoin de cela...qui appelle à la suivante en l’acceptant avec un grand "Non peut-être!". Les mentions de l’étiquette démontre sans doute l’esprit de franche amitié qui devrait être à la base de sa conception et de sa consommation. A boire entre amis. Pour paraphraser le slogan d’un Pils liégeoise, encore leader de son segment en Belgique : "les amis savent pourquoi." Nous on a aimé.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at Borup. Cloudy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, spices and tobacco with notes of hops. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2530) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle@Borups - orange/amber pour withs small off-white head. Fruity and sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, yeasty. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (6434) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, fruit, spice, caramel, malt and hoppy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32988) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and fruity yeasty. Mild sweet, light yeasty, caramelish and mild fruity. Bitter and toasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36362) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As Non Peut-Etre! ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, pale malt, moderate to heavy yeasty, fruity, apricot, tropical fruit. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, sharp. Not complex rather 1. diminsion. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140327]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1544) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2014
33cl butelka. OCZY : piwo jest mętne o kolorze ciemnopomarańczowe-jasnobrązowe. Ma spora piane o kolorze brudnej bieli. NOS : piwo ma aromat karmelu i ciastka imbirowego nazywanego przez Belgów : speculous. Do tego dochodzi spora dawka przypraw ziołowych, miedzy innymi wyżej wymienionego imbiru ale również tak jakby świeżej kurkumy. Wyczuwam aromaty skórki cytrusów, sernika i delikatną woń tak jakby rozpuszczalnika. USTA : dobrze gazowane, piwo to jest średnio nasycone o kremowej konsystencji. Dosyć słodkie ale trzeba przyznać, że staje się nieźle pikantne o nutach przypraw i chmielu. Gorycz również nie jest prostolinijna. Jest silnie obecna i nuty skórki cytrusów są dominujące ale też wyczuwam smaki podobne do zmielonej czerwonej papryki i alkoholu. Ten ostatni rozgrzewa po kilku łykach. Posmak ma barwy gorzkich i pikantnych przypraw i jest delikatnie cierpki. ODCZUCIA : bardzo ciekawe piwo. Można by nawet powiedzieć, że pomimo mocno przyprawionego smaku i sporej zawartości alkoholu to jest całkiem orzeźwiające. Zastanawiam się co takiego dodali, że piwo autentycznie jest z lekka pikantne. OCENA : smak : 7/10 pijalność : 6/10

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
tderoeck (5290) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014
25/II/14 - 75cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Bart’s place - BB: n/a (2014-213)

Clear dark orange beer, creamy irregular head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: wow this is bad! Chemical, band-aid, unpleasant rotten stuff, dusty, very bad... After a while it settles, then you get more pleasant aroma’s like caramel, some honey, bit malty. But as soon as you swivel the beer around in the glass, BAM, there it is again. Man, that’s bad. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very dusty, rotten fruits, dirty bitterness, little sweet, chemical. Aftertaste: rotten fruits, bit yeasty, sugary touch orange peel, band-aid, chemical bitterness. No, this is not how we like our beers, sir!
Edit: being surprised about all the high ratings this beer got, I read the other tasting notes. Probably my 75cl bottle is another batch than the 33cl? Anyway, it was not just me, we were 6 people who all disliked the beer from the first smell to the last sip. Not that any of us finished his glass...

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