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


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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Strandgaper is a real musselbeer. Its full, smooth malty flavor and refreshing bittersweet finish make it the ideal accompaniment to a mussel dish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2593) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2012
Tasting from Feb’ 2007, so from notes alone.
At cellar temperature as I didn’t know what to make of it. Into a chalice it produced up a muddy, pastel deep yellow. Well conditioned with very fine, streaming carbonation. Everlasting, dense two fingers of foam atop leaves behind a thick web of lace. A lot of yeast on first sniff but this stands aside to bring up notes of sun-drenched wheat, damp chaff and dusty grains, ripe grapefruit and honeydew, salt water, pale candi and bitter, green herbs. Aroma floods the mouth; the flavour quite headstrong in comparison. Grainy, pasty and dry on the palate. The flavour of shellfish bouillon comes in not dissimilar to the Schelderbrouwerij Oesterstout and one I found in the aroma of their Dulle Griet. The carbonation is soft making the body fill out quickly. Alcohol is oddly evident after some drawn out bitter and tangy citrus that lingers long between sips. Fresh cracked pilsner malt, chaff, unsalted peanuts, tree bark and a little sweet crystal form a very tasty base. Fruit esters balance it, and the salty, mineral edge just completes it. Loved this one. A strange, continuously evolving yet simple brew. Delicious. Wonder how a new batch tastes by comparison!!!? (33cL, BBE 09/07, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
OllieBBommel (1239) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle@tasting (2002), 33cl. Head: white colored foam. Color: hazy, yellow. Aroma: yeast, hops. Taste: some bitter Palate: mild, medium body, light bitter finish. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zaf (266) - ITALY - JUL 10, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 aroma: floral, bread, hay, apparenza: golden, cloudy, gusto: medium sweetness, palato: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bionda gustosa e dissetante,promossa! bevuta da anzij

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6888) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle at Cafe Belgique, Amsterdam. Golden with a tight white head. Light, slightly sweet aroma with a floral edge. Flavour was a bit syrupy, with solid malts and a gently bitter finish. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2012
6.2% hazy gold with a thin head, sweet yeasty aroma, slightly sweet yeasty citrus taste, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrHangover (3139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2012
Draft. Pours a clear golden colour with a small white head. Citrussy, malty aroma and a similar taste. Bit sweet aftertaste tough. Quite an ok beer, nothing special tough...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Hazy golden yellow appearance with thick, though quickly disappearing white soapy head. Smells of citrus and yeast. Pepper and lemon flavor. Understated beer, perhaps a bit too understated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
330ml bottle from Arden wines- good to see some Belgian interest on the shelves at last. Clouded apricot with a fine slim foam. Nose comprises various olfactory goodies; orange wine gums, bubblegum (mauby), parsley, coriander seed and cinnamon-dusted stewed apple. Good, typically Belgian, soft citrus taste with mildly peppery green leafy hints (watercress?, parsley) mingling with a base note of orangey Belgian hop. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jvhemert (351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2012
AROMA: dough, spruce, citrus, vanilla APPEARANCE: pale, hazy, frothy TASTE: medium bitterness, lightly sour, PALATE: medium body, thick feel, lively, astringent, abrupt and thin finish OVERALL: well-crafted beer starts full bodied with interesting hops and yeast balance, finish lets it down really. (Have a bit of a cold.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Parket (578) - Bruges, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2012
33cl bottle from drankencentrale rotsaert, yellow colour with foamy, stable and lacing white head. Smell: some yeasty notes. Taste: yeasty, citrus, some hoppy notes. Nothing special but also nothing wrong with it, just a simple blond beer like you find many of them. Easy drinking.

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