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Volga La Rouge

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

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   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!


2.9
   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 (801) - 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 (7316) - 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 (2796) - 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 (1652) - 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 (3592) - 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 (4447) - 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.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
karelfd (3) - Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2013 does not count
Tasted 21.06.13, Mortsel, Belgium. Admittedly, I have tasted worse fruit beer than this cherry flavored brew, yet this is another one we didn’t need. Red, as the name would suggest, with pinkish foam of good texture. The one dimensional nose of sweet fruit candy betrays this has nothing to do with traditional Kriek and indeed the list of ingredients lists cherry juice. Uninspiring, quite synthetic taste, too sweet but, then again, a number of beers manage to do worse. A hint of bitterness tries to be "hip" but cannot save the day. Did Huyghe really brew this? Somewhere else, St. Feuillien was mentioned. Both can do infinitely better (re. Huyhe’s sublime Delirium series), presumably what the trendy customer wanted, then?

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2013
30cl, new Belgian brew Anno 2012, brewed at Br. Huyghe, from Jet Import Lauwe, not complex sweet fruit brew, very fruity/sweet, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, nothing special

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
Red colour, white head. Aroma of cherry and sweet fruit syrup, very light malty background. Overly sweet flavour. Cloying sweet, sticky.
Way too sweet and unbalanced, it’s even sweeter than pure syrup. Nothing fresh and amazing about it, I’d say.
(From 30cL bottle @ Belgian Beer Pub Don Quichotte, Brugge)


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