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Brewed by ’t Paenhuys
Style: Bitter
Nieuwkerken-Waas, Belgium
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Puitenkop is a typical Ale. The name refers to the taste of the beer, which is extra bitter. In the local dialect, it refers to a person pulling a face, because of the bitterness of the beer.


madsberg's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (10708) - Søborg, - JUN 15, 2013
Bottled. Amber coloured. unclear. Dnese beige head. aroma: Herbs, carmamel, spcie. Falvuor. Caramel, sweetness, some fruits, herbs. Medium bodied. Ends light bitter and caramelly.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3221) - BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2015 Apparently (for now) the last of the Paenhuys beers I hadn’t tasted yet. Conceived as a ’typical ale’, with warm orange blonde colour, clear with calm fizz yet brownish amber with deposit (with a dark chunk of proteins at the bottom), under a ’natural’, moussy, crackling, egg-white, fairly loose head retaining around the edges and leaving a thin and discontinuous veil over the liquid. Sweet estery and malty aroma of papaja, pineapple slices in syrup, sweet honey, bell peppers, hazelnuts, caramel, toasted bread, raw red cabbage (no DMS this time), rose petals, hint of pine resin, orange peel, banana, freshly grated ginger, faint hint of chicken broth, unsmoked cigarette tobacco and even some ’menure’ but in a ’good’, countryside kind of way, not disturbing. Crisp, fruity onset, peach, banana and redcurrant, with some hop bitterishness already creeping in; medium carbo, smooth and slick mouthfeel, bit minerally; toasted malts dominate the rest of the palate, caramelly and nutty, bittersweet, with increasing bitterness in the end, leafy, earthy, a bit peppery and drying, with quite long duration; some of the nutty malts peep through as well, but the earthy hop bitterness is the last flavour that remains. No real off-flavours here, quite straightforward but technically well done and certainly quenching; this is a rustic, well-balanced session ale. I am not going to debate about style, but: I admit this has certain similarities with a bottled English bitter, but doesn’t that go for all ’spéciales belges’? I’d rather still see it as a Belgian ale, in the session amber substyle, if any. Smells Belgian, tastes very Belgian... Not that this is a bad thing, of course. Enjoyed it, and this is not because I would want to favorize this brewery, which is located ten-odd miles from where I live: this is a beer which has been taken care of during and after the brewing process, too bad it is not more widely available in this Waasland region.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2014
.33l bottle at Belgrade tasting. Rich copper ale, soft hop and caramel. Rich alc, coppery, mineral hops. Under fermented, a bit of homebrew feel. A little mint. Not perfectly fresh I guess. Some dry bittering. alright.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (1136) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from Belgium.Thanks to Alberto.Try it at Belgrade Beer Tasting.Pour it dark yellow color.Taste and Aroma of tropical fruits,grass.Very intese smell of fruits.When its fresh i think is so much better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (754) - Rome, ITALY - APR 27, 2014
In Leuven at the ZBF. Pours hazy coppery color with a thin and tick white head. Nose of citrus, tropical fruits and grass. Mouth: good carbonation, perfectly balanced. The end offers some interesting notes of wood barrel. Thumbs up! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1755) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2014
15cl z kija na festiwalu Zythos. Delikatnie mętne o kolorze jasnego brāzu. Zapach cytrusów, moreli i babana. Mocno gazowany o typowych estrach belgijskich. Mocniej chmielony. Ogólnie wszystko wyważone.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kr1zz (265) - BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2014
Bought at the brewery. Amber color, very bitter taste. Not my kind of thing to be honest...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (4560) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2013
modeste 2013 pours amber, no real foam smell is green hops , low carbo. bitter, bit sweet, not realy floral actualy , green hops .

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
txspartan (982) - Berchem, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2013
Watery texture, milky aroma. Sour bite of a hoppy flavour that disappears quickly. Bit of a metallic aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11401) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2013
bottle at yespr. cloudy orange, small white head. mild aroma, slightly malty. flavor is malty, spicy, yeasty.


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