White Pony Microbirrificio
Brewed at ’t Gaverhopke

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


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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belgian barleywine style ale

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bièregourmet (42) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 from 33cl stocky bottle. Appearance; Beautiful label, fluid is dark with red shadows, big white foam. Aroma: black pepper, candy sugar, toffee, liquor, red and dark fruits. Taste: like the aroma, but more complex and with a long aftertaste Palate: full

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
stoutproever (15) - - APR 3, 2013
I’m the first taster for this beer of this unknown brewery. Strange to see that this italian brewery brews in the Flemish region. Label says :barleywine:, not sure about, this is a belgian strong dark ale with soft white foamy hat and round body. I like as they have played with malts and yeast. Wishful to discover oher beer from this new brewery.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Celest (126) - - JUN 1, 2014
Dark brown, big foam. Caramel, plums, chocolate, dried fruits, licorice, candy sugar, sweet but balanced well with dark malts. Strong complex taste, body full and soft. Probably old bottle. not a true barleywine, but label says ’’belgian’’, it’s a big quadrupel!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3763) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
33cl Bottle picked up at De Bierboom (Brugge) about a year ago: opened at home on 3rd March 2014. Poured into a Westmalle challice. The bottle had been in my fridge for over a month but it still gushed out when opened, with some hitting the table cloth before I got it over the glass. Once settled I had a good looking chalice of deep ruby red/brown with a tanned foaming head on top. The nose a lovely brown sugared infused maltiness with a dark hedgerow fruit hint, sweet, yet earthy. Rich, heavy and alcoholic: this is one great beer. Certainly malty and dark fruit sweet in nature, it has a smooth and almost creamy body feel, velvet is a good word to use: this is a velvet brew. The earthiness mentioned in the smell also appears in the taste and this helps to balance the malty molasses that try to take over the taste completely. I love these sort of brews: too sweet for their own good at times, but whether it’s a Barley Wine or a Quad, or whatever, it’s a damn good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
KombatAle (118) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
75cl bottle Dark brown, beige foam. Nose of caramel, plum, dried figs, chocolate, brown and candy sugar, toffee, biscuits, licorice, nuts. Full body with a soft mouthfeel. Hints of toffee, caramel, dark fruits, plum, dried fruits, licorice, chocolaty biscuits, nuts, candy sugar. Long aftertaste. Not a real english or american barleywine, sure there is belgian yeast inside, so a belgian quad, but it doesn’t matter, complex and full of taste!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
corkyrory66 (575) - BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2014
Un barley wine avec une superbe étiquette monastique, quasi mystique, bien que le genre n’ait rien à voir avec les monastères … ni la brasserie non plus d’ailleurs … Nous devrions dire plutôt « les » brasseries, parce que ’t Gaverhopke exécute ici pour le White Pony italien, un concurrent sans doute de Teo Musso .. (Le Baladin). Niveau abv de 10,7 % , bien dans le genre de la bière. Couleur noir anthracite (personnellement je ne connais pas de « gris » anthracite.... puisque le mot vient du grec qui signifie charbon … fin de la parenthèse...). Apparence opaque. Bulles difficiles à déceler, mais la vivacité à l’ouverture est très grande. Mousse café expresso bein crémeuse. 1ère bouche sur du malt torréfié avec une pointe de guignolet. Arrière-bouche sur le malt avec des épices en grain. 2ème bouche plus pinçante, surtout café mais aussi du candi brun. En fait, assez indéfinie. 3ème où on n’est pas à l’équilibre. Les épices sont un peu dominantes. La longueur est un peu plus vineuse, jolie, forte. La levure est belle, sérieuse, mais trop imprécise pour un barley. Alcool à la belle progression, avec une force certaine, mais pas du niveau indiqué !!! La finale aurait pu valoriser cette bière, mais elle reste trop dans la même ligne. Conclusion : un bel essai de barley wine, dont les caractéristiques visuelles sont probantes, mais au gustatif on est à la fois un peu en-dessous mais surtout un peu hors normes... Malgré tout un beau travail, mais où il faut retravailler l’équilibre et la finale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (3892) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle 33cl, a dark brown beer with huge off white head, ok lacing and retention. Nose is on red and over ripped fruits, sweet caramel and light spices. Aroma is on a sweet malty basis, creamy caramel with red fruit touch, cherry, banana, typical quadruple yeast notes, bubble gum and cinnamon notes, good complexity, candy sugar, light bitterness. Light banana at the finish with vinous touch, light prune too. Excellent interpretation of the barley wine style on a belgian way, excellent brew work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (495) - Diest, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
Brown with a beige head. subtile hints of chocolate, roasted touch. small peated smokiness in the nose. taste: dark slightly roasted malts, again chocolate. nuts. some spicyness in the back, bit of pepper. MF sweet, finish is long-ish and well balanced. Some alcohol, but again, well balanced, warm and welcoming. surprisingly easy to drink for this 10.5% beer. overall, very good barley whine finish. well balanced. One of the better in the White Pony Series ?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4424) - 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.

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