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Kastel Pompoen

Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
de pompoen is een lekker kastels pompoenbier van hoge gisting ambachtelijk gebrouwen naar een eigen recept van de Kastelse biervereniging

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4989) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2015
Pours clear blonde, small, fast fading white head. Smell is overripe fruits, very... weird. Not really pumpkin, yet something truly herbal. thik, bit sweet, some malts... Taste is sharp, mostly malts and some bitterness ( more yeasty than hoppy ) the pumkpin is not as in your face as feared. Should be seen as a belgian blonde, mild bitterness, with aspects of pumpkin, that completely cancel the aftertaste. If you KNOW there’s pumpkin in this, you can actually taste it. But it is so unintense, no-one will taste this blindly , in my opinion. Overall, I think the pumkpin is blended in well ( i feared a sweet, chemical pumpkin-juice beer ) , but the herbal character is rather negative than it is positive to me...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
Clear warm golden colour, diminishing white head. Arioma of malts, something sugary, light pumpkin soup. Light sweet flavour, malts. Very fizzy. Finish soup, malts.
(from 33cL bottle @ Dirk’s place. Thanks for sharing, Dirk)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015

Bottle 330ml. @ [ PBF X ] Petalax Beer Festival 2015 by oh6gdx, Petalax, Finland.

[ As Kastel Pompoen ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, sweet - sour vegetables, pumpkin ! vegetables. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, spicy, perfume, yeasty, vegetables - pumpkin. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150725]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottled@PBF X. Golden colour, ssmall white head. Aroma is some nectar, pumpkin, spices and some wooden notes. Flavour is floral, spicy, some pumpkin and a bit yeasty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2015
25/VII/15 - 33cl bottle @ Trillium tasting, home - BB: 15/I/16 (2015-979) Thanks to Alengrin for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy orange beer, small irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, orange peel, malty. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: bit sweet, malty, some caramel, sourish touch, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: spicy touch, bit sugary, watery, yeasty touch, sweet, bit boring but correctly brewed. Wouldn’t expect anything less from De Proef. ;-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sebletitje (8124) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
Bouteille 33cl de et partagée avec Alengrin. De couleur ambrée voire orangée, col fin blanc-cassé. Arôme offre un côté citrouille largement plus naturel que sur certaine version américaine sans pour cela est original de par sa capacité à garder un bouquet trop centré sur une dominance de vieux légume. Le malté perce en retrait et donne de suite le ton d’une bière belge sans grande saveur. Palais offre une expérience similaire. Sur une base belge, càd malt pils, pâle et léger cara, on retrouve un ajout végétal de citrouille qui apporte une certaine texture, mais une fin de bouche qui n’est pas spécialement agréable en bouche. Amertume reste basée sur une note noble des houblons - fleuri et fruité modéré.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (3684) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2015 Apparent pumpkin beer, but with actual pumpkin instead of the usual pumpkin pie spices as in American style pumpkin ale. Creamy, loosely structured, yellowish white head over a misty peach blonde beer. Aroma of indeed pumpkin flesh but in a ’zucchini’ kind of way, lime zest, starfruit, green apple, dough, lemon peel, white bread; softly sourish flavour, cucumber more than actual pumpkin but I guess it could be described as courgette-like as well; thin mouthfeel, bit simple texture, lightly bready, bit minerally, finishing with continuing vegetable sourishness along with a very, very light grassy hop bitterishness somewhere far away. Weird and clearly not an American style pumpkin ale at all, but I could still enjoy it more or less.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
Thanks to Alengrin! 330 ml. bottle sampled. Hazy orange, little white head. Nose is heavily milky, too heavy yeast, overly sweet & sugary with vegetable pumpkin notes. Taste is odd unpleasant sour milk with milky yeast, strong paper taste, strong vegetable quality, lightly sour in a bad way, milky yeast & lightly watery. Unpleasant. This one looks like another case of Belgian brewers not understanding why USA craft beer is popular, people like pumpkin beers because they taste like cloves & cinnamon, they are sweet & candy-like. This taste like actual vegetable pumpkin plus it is a pretty bad beer on top. Even if the base was good, why would anyone want a beer that would actually taste like vegetable pumpkin?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hermod (4980) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2015
33cl bottle @PBF X. Dark amber, unclear, thick white head. Sweet fruity, yeasty, apricots. Mild and thin. Some apples in flavor. Quite dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (14786) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle at PBFX. Orange color, small white head. Aroma has pumpkin and fruityness. Light-bodied. Fruity, watermelon and light spices. Bland.

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