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Vlasbier

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

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5814) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (2483) - 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...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1287) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (12921) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (3023) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (845) - Orsenigo, ITALY - OCT 27, 2014
Clear gold, white head. Malts, honey, riped yellow fruit. Almost oily, very smooth taste with malts, mature fruit, raisins and a gentle belgian style bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4502) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle from the butchery . Apparently , made for the combo with the cheese ( Vlaskaas ) The beer itself is rather stale , common, blonde beer. Not imressed . For the curious , the cheese was likewise ..

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (1970) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle from a gift. Blond colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of grains, caramel and spices. Bit unbalanced. Sweet, light bitter aftertaste.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
corkyrory66 (845) - BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2014
Bière de lin, une spéciale belge donc, refermentée, titrant à 6,5 % abv. Bière au riche passé, nous dit le brasseur, en ajoutant que les bons moments restent... Nous allons vérifier … Couleur dorée assez mate. Bulles moyennes très calmes. Mousse qui forme un nappage comme un voile de graisse de lin, curieux. Arômes de houblon, blé aux champs, pointe de menthe. Le tout est un un peu spécial (c’est le cas de le dire...). 1ère bouche grasse assez originale sur des herbes, et quelque chose qui pourrait être du lin. Arrière-bouche fraîche mais indéfinie. 2ème sur houblon et malt, dans un assemblage assez plat. 3ème à la texture graisseuse, aux saveurs particulières, un peu comme celles d’une huile en cours de pression à froid. La longueur reste sur les mêmes tons, pas désagréable, mais pas complexe. La levure est douce, un peu fumée, curieuse. L’alcool est correct, mais sans réel soutien aux saveurs. La finale va en diminuant, c’est grave. CONCLUSION : la fête du lin doit être très belle, mais pas la bière qui porte son nom … Dommage pour les concepteurs de la très fameuse Poperings hommelbier !!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3789) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2014
Clear, copper coloured. Sweet floral aroma, perhaps some honey. Flavour is also sweet with a touch of yeast. Slightly spicy. Generally sweet but fresh.


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