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Brewed by Van Eecke
Style: Belgian Ale
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
De variërende klimatologische omstandigheden garanderen dit jaar een uitgesproken unieke aromatische hopsmaak. The varying climate conditions this year have marked this exceptional ale with a unique aromatic hop taste.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014

Bottle 750ml. corked.

[ As Van Eecke Hommelbier Nieuwe Oogst Fresh Harvest 2013 ].
Light unclear medium to light dark yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, toasted - caramel, moderate hoppy, grass, light to moderate yeasty, floral. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, hoppy, belgium yeast, grass, floral. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140405]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
75 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, toaated and light caramelish. Smooth fruity and light bubblegum. Smooth fruity and mellow peachy. Light fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of fresh hops, fruits, malt, straw, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and fresh hops, lending it citrus fruits, pineapple, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle at Ungstrup. Hazy yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and yeast with notes of honey. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, mid sized head. Fresh floral hops upfront. Dry, peppery, elegant. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Wheat bread, pepper. Mid bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle @ Ungstrup. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity grassy hoppy weak spicy aroma. Fruity malty grassy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy weak yeasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle, 75cl, at RBNG-14 Grand Tasting. A lightly unclear one, golden in color and with a dense, finger-thick off-white head. The aroma has a nice yeasty touch, white sugar and pine cones. Grass, peppery hints and some pleasant maltyness. A really nice bitterness in the flavor, with pine cones, resins and pine cones. Some peppery notes too. Full body, dry and with a nice carbonation. Lasting bitter and piney finish. Sure a nice one, quenching and tasteful. 140215

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 27, 2014
Bottle 750ml (Saveur)
Hazy bright yellow color, good white head, some lace. Citrus, paper, fruityness in the nose. Medium-bodied. Crisp citrusy bitterness, Belgian saison-like fruity yeastyness. Long lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Tasty - could say "Belgian IPA".

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
cloudy yellow ,smooth white head. aroma is hoppy, flowery, euro hoppy, mild malty balance. flavor is flowery, malty, good balance but a bit boring.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at RBNG-14 . Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, orange, wheat, sugar. Flavour is hop, orange, wheat, sugar, pine, grapefruit, yeast, grass. Full body. Very nice beer.


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