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Brewed by Scheldebrouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Meer (Hoogstraten), Belgium

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Brewed from pale and caramel malts and heavily hopped with Hersbracker and Saaz hops, this is a beer for the connoisseur, who does not shy away from a robust hoppiness. Its full, smooth flavor makes it an ideal session beer.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2008
My Bottom Line:
This typically yeasty Belgian-style Ale is emboldened by pervasive honeyed caramel sweetness and orangey esters. This is a well-crafted quaffer, but it may be too sweet and simple for some.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the chunk-laden amber golden.
-Discreet herbal hops tickle the finale.
-Carbonation is comfortable and serves the mouthfeel well.
-The residual sugars form a huggable body, but could be toned down for more crispness and drinkability.
-The yeast character is largely bready and its estery fruitiness isnít that compelling.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2008
Dark coppery colored, hazy appearance. Little yellow head. Rich Netherlandish yeasty-hopped aroma, some flowers, spices and grains also here. Good aroma indeed. Medium bodied. Flavor is milder, still recognicable to be from Netherland with this yeasty-flowery spiciness and grains. Aftertaste dries still with caramel and some sourness. Good brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike_77 (3926) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2008
Pours a dark, cloudy yellow colour. A bit disappointing. Thereís little flavour to this one. Itís nice enough to drink but just too bland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2008
cloudy yellow with semi white head. Fruit and honey is dominating but also with hintís of yeast and spice. Lotsín lots of sediment.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2008
33cl bottle. Tasting@beermouth. Cloudy muddy with a creamy white lasting head & lacings. Aroma is strong & sweet. Honey, yeast & spices. Medium body & carbonation. Quite good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5094) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2007
On tap at ít Arendsnest. Clear golden with a small head. Fruity and sweet aroma. The taste is quite sweet, but with decent bitterness, witnessed by the dry finish. Well-made without being too complex. Enjoyable, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bartzilla (568) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 8, 2007
On draft at Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Oh, yeah, totally liked this one. The commercial description nails it. This could be one of those session beers that lands you in serious trouble due to itís fine, smooth drinkability. This was about the time when we had worn out the welcome at this fine establishment. After crushing through an assortment of Dutch tripels and bocks, it was time to leave. This was the satisfying note that left me happy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2007
Bottled. Hazy dark orange colour, small longlasting head. Acid and malty aroma. Medium carbonation. Nice malty flavour. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (14446) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2007
Bottle, 7%. Rough hop aroma. Cloudy dark orange colour, almost muddy. Small stable creamy white head. The flavour starts off with an OK maltiness, getting fruity and bready towards the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6115) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2007
Bottled. Golden with a white head. Spicy aroma from clove. Fresh and yeasty and rather sweet.


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