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White Pony Microbirrificio
Brewed at ’t Gaverhopke

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Piove di Sacco (PD), Italy

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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belgian barleywine style ale


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lusikka (6032) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
330 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a dark cloudy amber brown colour without a head. Aroma is very sweet with lingonberries, caramel and some rubber. Flavour of strong sweet sugar, sweet caramel, messy yeastiness, pea soup, alcohol, plastic and some hay. Medium bodied, thin mouthfeel and a long, burning, rubber, alcohol finish. Low carbonation. Horrible balance with off-flavours, which is unacceptable especially for this style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2013
18/VII/13 - 75cl bottle from De Hopduvel @ John’s place - BB: IV/17 (2013-654)

Clear red brown beer, small aery beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of chocolate, weird spices, celery salt, mocha, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: nice chocolaty start, caramel, bit sweet, but then overripe fruits and rotten vegetables. Is it a bad quality of malts, or yeast giving this dirty taste? It’s also often in (cheap) brown Wallonian beers... Atertaste: overripe fruits, banana, caramel, something seriously off, bit spicy, sugary and dried fruits. Nope, didn’t like it and neither did anyone else at the table...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6588) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2013
Bouteille 33cl, BB 12/2017, beer appears overly inflated by fake reviews. Light gusher. Couleur acajou pour une mousse qui disparaît très rapidement mais laisse un léger filament doré sur le verre. Arôme de sucre candi qui domine ponctué par qcq notes de réglisse, léger malt biscuité et une dominance sucrée avec une inspiration qui se veut typiquement belge. Palais est fruité noir assez intense rappelant la pomme caramélisée accompagné d’un sucre candi conséquent. Le tout fini par coller aux lèvres. Fine amertume des houblons arrive en fin de bouche pour une effervescence moyenne voire haute. Profil reste ici également très belge et en se réchauffant gagne en présence de réglisse. Reste correcte, mais avec un manque de finition qui va un peu dans le sens des bières de ’t Gaverhopke.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2013
Slighlty hazy reddish amber colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, red berries, raisins, quite fruity. Sweet malty flavour, raisins, red fruits and dates. Finish chocolate, malts, red fruits and dates. Finish chocolate, malts, prunes and raisins.
(From 75cL bottle shared @ ZZT-ish VIII / BBT I)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (2386) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2013
Tasted @ home, from 33 cl. bottle (Deconinck) Brown color, with a small beige head. Aroma: dried fruits, sweet, caramel, bit spices. Medium body. Taste: malts, hops, sweet taste, light bitterness, fruits, chocolate, caramel. good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4311) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle@ZZT8: BBT1: Thanks to the lads DutchDrebus, IluvatarMilan and Martinus: Medium to bigger ashy light beige off white foamy head on top of a hazy dark orange colored beer. Aromas of fruit, orange, prunes, barley malts, flowers, Flavours of darker fruits, barley malts, cream, bitter, raisin, prunes, citrus, orange, light dry, light herby, honey, light floral and grassy. Aftertaste is dark fruity, creamy, bitte, grassy and malty. Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT8:BBT1. Hazy copper with a medium white head that doesn’t last. Smells herbs, malts, sweet, nuts.. Typical Belgian strong ale smell. Tastes sweet, raisins, alcohol.. Too sweet for me. Full body, soft carbo.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fra (1) - ITALY - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
a very well balanced beer with some hints of smoked. very appetizing aroma. when you finish to drink one of those, you’ll want to have another one

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como; batch A, bb 12/2017
Cloudy red-brown color with generous head, and nice perlage; the bottle was slowly gushing. Aroma of caramel, soap, rubber. Malt and caramel flavor, full bodied, with a round but overcarbonated mouthfeel; there are hints of nuts, vanilla, candi sugar, rubber; correct bitterness, with a touch of sweet liquorice in the final, very light yeast, and warming alcohol; the final is a bit dusty too.
The Belgian character is quite true; it doesn’t fly though, it still needs to be refined.
(note: despite being self-defined Barley Wine, it’s a Quadruppel by taste)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2013
75cl, as The Oracle, new exclusive Italian brewfirm Anno 2013, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, sweet/spicy and slightly fruity/roasted, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew


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