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Volga La Rouge

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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Melle, Belgium
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Volga is the Belgian beer of the future. It’s fresh and amazing recipe highly involved in music, sunlight and modern emerging thought. Volga is also a family, with white, red, and yellow people : Rond-Blanc, La Rouge 8.3, Volga 8.8, Volga 3.9. VOLGA LA ROUGE 8.3° is a fruity top-fermented beer Get used to it!


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markoijelena (675) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle 0.33l taste sample at Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Pour it dark reddish color with small white head.Taste and aroma of sweet cherry, red fruits, yeast and pickles a little bit.Nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Distance_Runner (60) - BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2014
I had it in Cafe Walvis close to central of Brussels! Sweet, bitter, cherry

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Taste this yesterday 02.08.2014 from 33 cl. @ home (from Marlou). Hazy dark redbrown color, with a pinkish white head. Aroma: sweet, syropy. Medium body. Taste: sweet, syropy (cherries), little bitter, red fruit candy, artificel. to sweet for me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Heyvie (1) - Overmere, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2014 does not count
Quite strong beer. The fruit taste is to much pronounced. For my taste it is to sweet because a ’cherry’ beer should be refreshing, ’specially’ in warm seasons.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
berntholer (1045) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
slight beige head fades with some lacing. murky redbrown colour. aroma of sugary strawberry jam and red fruits. taste is more syrupy and sugary strawberry jam after the sweet finish comes an astringent aftertaste, dense syrupy mouthfeel. medium carbonation. bottle 33cl

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (8910) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle @ home. Hazy red color, full sized pinkish head that lasts for quite a while. Smell lemonade, sweetness, red fruits, cassis, cherries. Taste cherries, sweetness, sugar. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad I think, but I don’t like these sort of beers at all. Gave it to the girlfriend.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kraddel (3616) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2013
pours very dark red , small white head smells like cherrys . not realy natural, but it does smell good . taste is very intence cherrys, sugary backbone very , very arteficial taste ... doable, but not respectable

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2013
33cl bottle at Vooruit Terrace. APPEARANCE: clear red beer, nice stable reddish head. NOSE: sweet, cherries, chemical, "poepkes". TASTE: "poepkes" again, very sweet, little chemical. Nothing special and not that good... Especially for 8,3%?

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
77ships (4251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from ALBO. BBF 02/2015. Ugly label. Dark red raspberry, murky appearance, instantly gone head. Smell is very cheap sweet cherry jam, white sugar, cherry additives, additives, syrup, stainless steel. Taste is very, very intense cherry & raspberry additives, sticky syrup, huge artificial sweeteners, light bitter & sour flavours from artificial additives, brutal, lots of soap, more soap, dear lord,… Fizzy, bit light. Sweetened crap & bad like the other Volga beer. “Volga is the Belgian beer of the future.”. Certainly possible but I really hope that, this is not the case.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (5128) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2013
8/VII/13 - 33cl bottle @ new terrace of the Vooruit (Gent) - BB: n/a (didn’t get to see the bottle) (2013-616)

Pretty cloudy dark red purple beer, pink to orange creamy head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit metallic maybe because of the cherries?, sweet red fruits, overripe fruits even. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, sweet cherries, but also surprisingly pretty bitter, slightly acidic, red fruit candy, cranberries. Aftertaste: fruity, bit sweet, not overly sweetened though, a bitter touch, sour as well. Not too bad, because of the bitterness I guess, but it’s still another fruit syrup flavoured beer. And oh yeah, way too much alcohol for such a drink.


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