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


on tap


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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BlackHaddock's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4998) - Shropshire, - MAY 10, 2012
December 2007, from BA: Brown 33cl bottle, best before? Not sure, so drank both the bottles I had, this review is a combination of those beers. Poured into a Corsendonk tulip glass it has a small white head that soon sinks down into a scummy looking wisp. The body of the beer is an orange cloudy, light amber colour, not very appetizing really. The aroma was of sweet and sour fruits, pineapple and citrus together, with the sweeter smells winning the battle. Fruit juice with a kick, strange mix of flavours, couldn’t pick a true taste comparison, not unpleasant though. Fairly thin in the mouth, plenty of life but something missing in action. Didn’t really know what to make of this beer, I enjoyed the first one more than the second, which is unusual for me, as i said earlier, something missing for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4156) - 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 (14388) - 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 (5992) - 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 (2683) - 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 (1368) - 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 (14271) - 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 (3401) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (942) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4610) - 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 ..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (2153) - 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.

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