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Formerly brewed at De Graal
Style: Belgian Ale
Brakel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Beer brewed at De Graal by and for the people of Bierpallieters at Buggenhout-Opstal. Made with Scottish whisky malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (17730) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 10, 2011
Etwas rauchiger und gummiartiger Geruch. Leicht rauchiger und etwas künstlicher Antrunk. Danach wird das Bier sehr wässrig, erst im späten nachgeschmack regt sich wieder etwas, dort ist es abermals rauchmalzig und angenehm mild, stelenweise auch süß. Test vom 30.5.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 11,10,10,13,-,12 - 11,42

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle at WSF. Pours cloudy brown coloured with a small off white head. Aromas of peat smoke, caramel and malt. Flavours of sweet malt, caramel and smoke.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
Dull hazy tan. Smokey, but also with burnt electrical cord. Smoke flavour, with some light malt. This doesn’t really come together - when was it last made I wonder?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (12955) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
WSF 2009. Cloudy amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and malt, with some peat-like phenols. Sweet and malty, slightly smokey flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dedollewaitor (15579) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
33cl bottle @ W.O.S.F. 3 year old bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a creamy bubbly head. Nose is bread, fruit and yeast. Taste is heavily smoked - peat malt, sausage, bacon. Way too heavy for my liking. Medium to thin palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle, 33 cl. Yesterday @ festival the Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. Hazy orange beer, with little off-white head. Aroma smokey, malt whisky, Medium to full body. Original beer. Taste sweet, malts, bit smokey, special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Hazy brown of color with a white head. An aroma of smoke and brown coal. A flavor of smoke and sackcloth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2007
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is smoked and hoppy. Very pleasant. Flavour is smoked, hoppy and malty. One of the first times a Belgian has been really smoked...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle @ 16th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2007, Opstal. Unclear yellow orange color with a small fizzy fair lacing white to off-white head. Aroma is smoke, smoked meat, light malty. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Not my kind of beer ! :o

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle. Its clearly a love or hate thing. Well, ok love is maybe taking it a little far as it is obviously not amazing but I actually thought it was pretty good. Murky amber looks do it no favours. Aroma is germoline and hospitals. Personally I like it, many would find it vile I’m sure. Flavour is similar with T.C.P. malty and a nice peaty note. It’s not amazing but it’s certainly unusual.

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