Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Belgian Ale
Harelbeke, Belgium


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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Amber coloured top-fermented beer, brewed according to an old traditional recipe. A tasty beer, mellow in character that you can carry on drinking.

Joeh's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, - SEP 4, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2005 Bottle bought in Belgium. 250ml, served in a Petrus glass. Golden, fluffy white head and low carbonation. Malty, hoppy ale thats like a pale bitter. (2.7) Rerate: The quintessential lacklustre Belgian ale. Argh! (1.7)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
martjoobolut (1039) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Wine of Galilee), BB 06.11.15. Pours clear orange with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, honey, fruits, some dryness. Flavor is sweet, malt, honey, caramel, some fruits, very faint bitterness. Body is watery. Overall: very simple, but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (3089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear amber color. Small size, beige head, stays. Caramel, dead grass, raw malty notes in aroma. Malty, mashy, metallic and some dead hops in taste. Most malty Belgian Ale ever? Almost feels like lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewerale (50) - - DEC 26, 2014
Marrom avermelhado com média formaçăo de espuma de pouca duraçăo. Aroma com notas de levedura, tabaco, especiarias e frutas cristalizadas. O sabor é menos complexo, apenas notas adocicadas e de frutas cristalizadas. Corpo leve pra médio, final médio com leve azedo e pouco amargor no retrogosto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2620) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Amber coloured with a spicy red fruit and toffee flavour, floral fruity notes followed by a warming almond and currant finish. Very nice for its relatively low (for a Belgian beer) ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2584) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
Classic and stereotypical ’spéciale belge’ under the Petrus brand, a hodgepodge of totally unrelated beers marketed by Bavik (now De Brabandere). Pure amber colour, clear, medium off-white foam, aroma of restrained fruitiness, nutty and bready malt sweetness, a bit yeasty, some grassy hops; dried fruits in the mouth, honeyish sweet touch, nutty and caramelly malts, a bit thin body, fairly neutral, with some grassy hop bitterishness in the finish. Good quencher and actually not a bad example of this session style at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SVD (682) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle at home, amber beer with a medium head, aroma is caramel, malt, Taste is malt, sweet, bitter, ok beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adster (462) - HUNGARY - NOV 29, 2014
Mély tónusú, borostyán színű főzetünk megnyerő, tarkabarka illatokat terít szét a levegőben, üde és friss aromái között a pihekönnyű vattacukor játékos hangulata, a maláta simulékony karaktere és a komló fanyar éle egyaránt felfedezhető. A legnagyobb meglepetést az íze okozza, mely a tipikus belga szerkezetben testet öltő, azonban a lehető legvisszafogottabb édességtartalmú, szinte lágeresen komor és egyszerű, óvatosan komló-orientált és lágyan élesztős összhatást produkál. Korántsem unszimpatikus az eredmény, azonban semmiképpen nem egy tipikus belga ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bryanvdv (650) - - NOV 21, 2014
Koperkleurig bier met volle kraag. Weinig aroma en ook in de smaak valt ie tegen. Iets fris maar vooral erg waterig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (549) - LATVIA - NOV 17, 2014
Light amber with medium white cap. Lager style bitter taste, some sweet notes with herbal touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentKabel (221) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2014
Very comparable to a Palm or a Konink, with those beers being slightly better. Malty flavour and aroma with a very smooth finish.

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