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Brewed by Brouwerij de Schans
Style: Old Ale
Uithoorn, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old ale with brett, especially for De Nederlandse Brettanomyces Dagen.
Schans Betelgeus is een Old Ale versneden met Schans Lambiek, restbier vergist met lokale wilde gist en 2 jaar in weer en wind gerijpt op het terras van de brouwerij.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle during the Semi-Final Tasting at my place, London. Massive thanks to Erickok for providing this gem! Pours dark brown with red highlights and a sturdy, beige cream head. Dark malt nose with dirt and roast. Flavor is big and sweet with light, Belgian chocolate, mild yeast, roasty malts, dark chocolate, very light brett, some dirt and light burnt wood. Medium to full in body with average, creamy carbonation. Sweet on the finish with further chocolate malts, light roast, some earth, mild tang, mild wood and subtle dark fruits. Exceptional complexity and balance in this beer. Really impressively dynamic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (4792) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2012
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, dense creamy beige head. Aroma of liquorice, dark fruits, chocolate, raisins, light peat, a bit mouldy. Flavour is sweet, liquorice, hint of coffee, earth, hint of peat, dark fruits, very malty, bittersweet finish. Fullbodied, thick oily mouthfeel. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2281) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
Original beer. Body of brown malt and what seams like Vlaams oud Rood/Bruin. Has a nice sour twist of wild yeast. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3702) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 18, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2014 Dark brown body with a tan, frothy firm head. Light roasted toast, dry fruit, bready. Full flavoured, fruit concentrate, chocolate covered raisins. Mild brett, but used just right. Amazing brew, top class. One of my favourites this event. (At De Nederlandse Brettanomyces Dagen)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4152) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2012
Tap @ In de Wildeman, A’dam. Pitch black opague with a small off-white head. Smells roasty, coffee, peat and chocolate. Tastes roasty, coffee, liquorice and dark chocolate. Bit flat on the carbo, full body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
Dark brown colour, small but firm off-white head. Lightly tart aroma, liquorice (drop), coffee, roasted malts and dried fruits. Flavour quite sweet, malty, with just a hint of sourness and brett. Light carbonation. Finish coffee and chocolate. Nice and enjoyable.
(Draught @ In de Wildeman during NL Brett Dagen, Amsterdam)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11192) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle. [thanks noize/skortila/caesar]
Pours deep chestnut with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has dark chocolate, rye bread, blackberries, roasted. Medium carbonation, grainy and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good toasted caramel, sweet light milky chocolate, roasted nuts. Lingering, light fruity tart finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7094) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle at Leighton’s Euro Semi-Final tasting, thanks to Leighton. It pours very dark brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate and some funk. The taste is wood, leather, some funk, lemon, chocolate, brett, chocolate, caramel, alcohol warmth, wood, dark tangy fruit and spice, with a dry, warming finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Interesting and complex. Good Stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1744) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2012
Tap @ De Nederlandse Brettanomyces Dagen In De Wildeman. Dark to black color, no head. Aroma’s of roasted malts, coffee, light brett and fruit. Flavor is rather sweet, fruity. Medium body. Finishes with ash and light bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6596) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
On tap at In de Wildeman. Pours dark brown with a thick foamy beige head and a sour aroma. There is a sourish dark malt flavor with a fruity finish.


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