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Brewed by Van Eecke
Style: Specialty Grain
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luengus (36) - - NOV 20, 2015
Small frothy off-white diminishing head with cloudy dark yellow body. Average hay malt with light citrus hops and dough yeast. Medium oily body with soft carbonation and metallic finish. Average duration flavor moderately acidic and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lokitje (160) - - NOV 14, 2015
golden bit clouded nice strong head aroma of hops and malt flavor very light.. citrus malty not a lot of bitterness would. be a. nice appetizer beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hamirubi (365) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2015
33cl bottle at my parents-in-law (1 XI 2015). A clear orange and brownish coloured brew with a swift and pearly head - while having a side glass with a cloudy brown residu liquid, with strong yeast flavours. The nose has firm malts and yeast features, and some undeniable cellar and dirt hints. The mouthfeel is somehow earthlike, and has a keen water feature and an omnipresent endive bitterness. The dirt accompanies the bitter ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2015
FRom my backlogg: Drauht at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Clear golden beer with an offwhite hed. Malty caramell citrus spicy grassy aroma. Malty caramell beady hay and some spicy flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
Draught at Belgobaren, Stockholm. Clear holden beer with a nice lasting off white head. Mslty caramel aroma, bready, biscuits, hay, spicy notes, citrus, grapes, some pepper, plastic notes. Malty caramel flavor, spicy, bready, grainy notes, hay, some warming alcohol. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6131) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2015
330ml Bottle - Hazy golden with a foamy head. Grain, wort and honey in the aroma. Grain, porridge oats and honey can be detected in the bready taste. Interesting but I am not familiar enough with flax to discern it in this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (2815) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2015
Fresh Tap pour@the unfortunately named Rock Circus, Gent (rename suggestion: Hop Circus). Tastes like a diluted Hommelbier with less Poperinge kick, the same clean, but not really bright hoppiness and a dusty honey malt base with some industrial white pepper, cardboard, meadow pollens. Very lacklustre, also regarding the pollen yeast profile, old school Belgian session ale overall that I would like to see replaced by bright and lower ABV representatives of the style like De La Senne. This bar seems to have 20+ taps of those...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1522) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a few off white bubbles. Aroma is caramel, malts,yeast and honey. Quite a nice taste. Not too carbonated. Quite sweet. Caramel and honey followed by yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (14810) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Willems. Hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and light yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 261214

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2014
Derivative of Het Kapittel Blond, possibly even the same beer, something which requires further investigation. I never tasted them side by side so I have to limit myself here to a deScription of Vlasbier as such. Intended to accompany Vlaskaas, this has an off-white, sticky, thick and moussy head and a peach blonde colour, cloudy and becoming almost brownish with deposit (mostly dead yeast - the tasted sample was 5 years old). Fruity aroma, pineapple, orange, pear, lemon zest, honey, pepper, ginger and cardboard as a result of ageing. Soft fruity taste, slight citrus freshness but probably more so in a young sample, honeyish, slick malt sweetness, sourish accent, smooth finish with low hop bitterness and warming alcohol (a bit too apparent for a beer of 6.5% ABV); I assume the hops had deteriorated a bit after five years. Still enjoyable, though.

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