Brewed by t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Beerzel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed on demand for one of Belgiums' best-stocked wholesalers, Willems in Grobbendonk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk. Pours a clear golden with a small bubbly off white head. Aroma is very spicy, the lavender jumps out at me, oranges, ginger and some sort of leaves. Lively mouthfeel. Flavour is very powerfully spiced. The lavender is still there, some flowery hops appear, a little menthol and a great warming viniousness. Not nearly as perfumy as Id expected from the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9380) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2007
Yellowish small head, fast gone over orangey-gold beer, with a slight haze and a lot of UFOs next. Very perfumey beer, lavender, rosemary, Canada poplar leaves, willow leaves. Very estery-spicy (Szechuan pepper?), and markedly bog myrtle, as well as again lavender (even when the ingredients dont speak about such addition). Point, if unmistakable, of restsugar, and a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied, grist slickness. Aftertaste is spicy bitterness. Spicy, rather original beer. I keep wondering about the lavender.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2007
Vintage 2007, 8% ABV
Cloudy golden color; creamy head; too much yeast in the bottle. The aroma is perfumy, light spices, lavender, very light yeast; interesting. The mouthfeel is very good, soft, quite sweet with malt flavor; also a herbal touch (light rosemary or lavender); the bitterness at the end is just a bit above my liking. Good but odd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (3166) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. (Bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk) Hazy golden color, medium white head. Aroma: malty, yeasty, sweety. Medium body. Taste spicy (i think pepper); fruity, good bitterness. The aftertaste is much pepper. But iI like this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2007
(Bottled, 2007 version, 8% ABV) Hazy golden (muddy light brown with yeast) with a smallish-medium head. Pretty grainy-malty, sweetish and caramely aroma with cardamom. Likely grainy cardamom flavor. IMO, it tastes pretty much like spoiled, but maybe its supposed to be this way after all. Yeast softens the flavor a bit, but it remains very grainy, spicy and a bit ashy. Medium-bodied, quite foamy-carbonated palate. Definitely not a beer for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2007
From bottle at 12de Vilvordia BierProefFestival. Ruddy brown, small head. Coriander aroma and sweet maltiness. Yeasty. Sweet coriander flavours. Too spiced and unattractive appearance, yet still strangely appealing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 It was meant to be called Blondelle. But it was changed from name for "Willems" in Grobbendonk a shop where you can find 700 different beers. A very fruity beer and spicy. You can smell "Kardemon" and the taste is little sweet with a touch of bitterness. A perfect combination for a good and stable beer

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