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


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
minutemat (890) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
75cl bottle with my Belgian father-in-law in Eecke, France. I’ve always loved hommelbier so it was interesting how this was going to compare. First off, this definitely has a much lighter, floral taste compared to standard hommel with marked lemon / citrus notes and a lovely dry finish. Exceptional beer, as always.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3315) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Procured from ALBO. Hazy, lively orange with a solid white head. Nose is full of floral bitter hops, touch herbs, green noble mainland Europe hops, touch white bread yeast, quite enjoyable. Taste is rich, bitter floral hops, grass, touch honey, white bread, white pepper. Very easy to drink. Great balance, great profile. Really good stuff, total surprise for me, def. delivered more than I was expecting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (5217) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle (75 cl) from Etre Gourmet. CLear golden, medium white head. Bready, grainy malt aroma, pepper and bubble gum phenolics with a rubber twist, herbal hops. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Dry with firm bitterness. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (4830) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
Sample from bottle, RBNG 2014 in Halden, Grand Tasting. ABV was 7.5%. Golden to orange colour, large white head. Distinctly spicy and hoppy aroma and flavour. I tasted only about half of the beers available at the Grand Tasting, but this was the "Beer of the Tasting" for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2377) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours hazy orange with a big frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some soapy lacing on the glass. Smell is yeasty and fruity with crackers, peaches, dry soil, hay, white pepper corns, grapefruit juice, pineapple, lemon zest, dried pine needles, papaya and passionfruit. Taste is bitter, fruity and phenolic with crackers, dry soil, hay, grapefruit juice, pineapple, mango, white pepper corns and hints of leather. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry and light bodied. Finish is bitter with crackers, grapefruit rinds, hay, white pepper corns, dry soil, leather and unripe tropical fruits. Very pleasant surprise of a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3149) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting @ ABCBeers. Clear yellow pour, solid white head. Aroma full of Belgian hops, very spicy and fruity. Flavor is bitter and creamy Poperingse hop. Fresh and very full. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (321) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
750ml brown corked and caked 2013 years vintage bottle, poured into a Westmalle Trappist glass. Appearance is cloudy goldenrod colored with a small fine bubbled airy light-yellow head, that left no lacing. Aroma of lemon peels, banana, herbs and flora. Flavours of lemon peels, herbs, wheat bread, banana and a hint of spices. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium-light bodied, smooth texture and lively carbonation. A great style typical Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4036) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Hazy golden color with a fine white head. Citric, herbal and some yeast in the aroma. Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation. Lovely fresh citric, yeast, mild malty and herbal flavor. Lovely ale!
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1563) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
Great hoppy Bealgian beer. Body of yeast and fruits, with deliciously fresh hops. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frovigalning (2720) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hoppy smell, grassy and herbal. Similar taste. Nice sweet malt base. Very nice!

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