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Brewed by Van Eecke
Style: Specialty Grain
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium
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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2464) - 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 (722) - 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 (3624) - 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 (1594) - 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 (706) - 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 (3422) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CharlyBeer (102) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2014
Souvent je ne suis pas d’accord avec la note de RateBeer, ici c’est le cas! 50/100 selon moi est trop peu. Bière trouvée à Poperinge, avec un goût pas trop amère. Couleur assez limpide.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2014
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, golden coloured hue with particles floating around and a blond mid-sized foamy head. Cerealy, bready malty nose with notes of lineseed and band aid. Slightly sweet flavour with a tinge of acidity, rather light bodied with a tame carbonation. Dry and slim “malty” base with subtle notes of citrus, cereals and shy spicy notes; mildly sweet and slightly sourish finish. Definitely not convincing. 01.III.14

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimplySike (964) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours hazy yellow with white head.
Aroma malts, grass, yeast, sweet, caramel, honey.
Taste very sweet, grassy bitter.
Mouth-feel thin.
Ok Brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cagou007 (336) - FRANCE - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a pale yellow color with a very thin whit head that vanish quickly. Nose is yeast. Aromas are malts, fruits and honey. Slighltly bitter finish, wiht kind of mettalic after-taste.


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