Brasserie Phylosophale Reviews


Alengrin
Phylosophe Blanche Bio 3.2
Semi-organic witbier formerly made by Phylosophale. Cream white, dense, thick head over a purely golden blond beer with somewhat greenish hue, hazy. Sweet barley and sour wheat go hand in hand in the aroma, accompanied by coriander, lemon peel, vanilla, flowers, fresh sorrel, cinnamon, powder sugar. Vivid fruitiness and refreshing wheat sourishness in the mouth, some honeyish barley malts, flowery finish with a vague but correctly timed hop accent. I’d prefer something like this over Hoegaarden any day.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Alengrin
Phylosophe Auburn 3.3
’Autumn-like’ beer formerly made by Phylosophale in Luingne. Cream white, coarse, stable head over a brownish amber beer, cloudy. Malty and yeasty aroma, walnuts, plums, orange, nutmeg, toasted bread, dried leaves, liquorice, bitter chocolate, cloves, straw. Malty taste, quiet palate, deep ’nuttiness’ and restrained, dried fruitiness, powdery mouthfeel, chocolatey malts and late, roasted and peppery hoppy bitterness. Different for an amber beer, quite enjoyable.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

MarcoDL
Phylosophe Blanche Bio 3
Just a decent Belgian witbier. Smooth soft wheat yeast, quite a lot of it actually. Fresh and drinkable.
Sunday, May 11, 2014

Bart
Phylosophe Auburn 2.9
Darker brown coloured with average carbonation and a short off-white head. Malty and fruity hinted aroma. Full light creamy palate. Finish is light bitter with a smouth fruity malty hinted ending. Medium.
Friday, September 02, 2011

Yves
Phylosophe Premium 3
Clear blond coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation. Bit hoppy sweet aroma. Full bit sparkling palate. Finish is rather dry bitter with an overall sweet touch.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Yves
Phylosophe Blanche Bio 2.9
Clear blond coloured beer with smal white head and no carbonation. Fruity aroma but furthermore only few aroma. Medium wattery and slightly sparkling palate. Finish is fruity mango like. Sweet beer, ok one.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Yves
Phylosophe Auburn 3.4
Clear amber coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Malty oak aroma with some whisky touches. Medium slightly sparkling palate. Finish is malty ending dry with an oak touch. Nice one.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bart
Phylosophe Premium 2.9
Hazy darker blond coloured beer with a medium white head. Vanilla yeasty hinted and light bitter hoppy touched aroma. Medium palate. Finish is smouth, light bitter fruity and short dry hoppy hinted. Ok.
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bart
Phylosophe Blanche Bio 2.8
Slightly aged version. A hazy blond coloured beer with light carbonation and a small white head. Light fruity and hoppy hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is light bitter with some short herby hints. Missing some character.
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wim
Phylosophe Premium 3
gold blond coloured body with a white head a spicy yeasty citrus hoppy aroma a spicy yeasty hoppy sweet taste with a sweet bitter finish
Sunday, March 06, 2011

Wim
Phylosophe Blanche Bio 2.8
gold blond coloured body with a white head a spicy yeasty citrus hoppy aroma a spicy yeasty hoppy grainy sweet taste with a spicy bitter finish
Sunday, March 06, 2011

Wim
Phylosophe Auburn 2.9
dark amber coloured body with a white head a spicy fruity malty aroma a spicy sweet malty caramel little fruity taste with a sweet bitter finish
Sunday, March 06, 2011

Jerre
Phylosophe Auburn 3.4
Found this @ Beermuseum Lustin, bottle 33 cl. BBF end ’06. Hazy amber color, with good off-white head. Aroma malts, caramel, some oldness. Medium body. Taste is not bad, better as espected, little sweet, spice, malts, caramel.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

MiP
Phylosophe Auburn 3.3
Bottle, 6.5%. Malty, bready aroma. Small, creamy tan head. Cloudy amber colour. The flavour is bready and a little vinous. Quite malty with a little dusty finish.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

fiulijn
Phylosophe Premium 2.7
Hazy blond color. Quite plain Belgian Ale, a strange bitterness from the yeast, but low bitterness from the hop. Controversial.
Thursday, August 09, 2007

Lubiere
Phylosophe Premium 3.4
A hazy golden ale with a thick white head. A rather surprising lemon and musk aroma, milkey, with vanilla notes. In mouth, the vanilla comes out much more, with a good malt base, light genever notes, a bit short in mouth. Gift from Kasta (i think), May 2005. BB 2006.
Friday, April 27, 2007

sayravai
Phylosophe Premium 3.6
(Bottled) Opaque orange color with a smallish, lasting head. Slightly sweet, mild and fruity aroma with some yeast. Very fruity, slightly sweet-malty flavor with lemon hints. Medium-bodied, smooth-carbonated palate. A quite pleasant, but easily forgettable brew.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006

bierkoning
Phylosophe Premium 3.2
Soapy aroma with a hint of grapefruit. Hoppy, but especially creamy flavor with citrus and a touch of vanilla. Good enough, but nothing to get excited about.
Tuesday, December 27, 2005

bierkoning
Phylosophe Auburn 3.1
Caramel and talcum powder in aroma and flavor. Some apricot. Only hints of hops and licorice.
Friday, December 23, 2005

bierkoning
Phylosophe Blanche Bio 3
Light honey color. Spicy, chalky aroma with a hint of laurel. Sweetish, slightly spicy flavor with pear, chalk and the slightest hint of band aid. Grape sugar. Thinnish, but fairly well made.
Thursday, December 01, 2005

Engelsmann
Phylosophe Auburn 2.2
Bottled. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is spicy, with some caramel. Taste is spicy sweet
Sunday, April 24, 2005

Emil
Phylosophe Auburn 2.3
Amber colour with a white head. Spicy light roasted sweet malty aroma and a sweet fruity taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
Thursday, April 07, 2005

TheBeerGod
Phylosophe Blanche Bio 3.2
Bottled. Purchased at Delirium Cafe. Milky amber with a small white head. Nose is spices, cotton candy, fruits, sucrose and yeast with very light grains. There’s also almost a cocoa or chocolate note hidden in there. Taste is spicy and grainy with fruit rinds, yeast, and light bubblegum notes. Body is heavier than expected but still refreshing and over-carbonated. Finish is fruit and spice with light perfumy notes and wheat.
Sunday, October 24, 2004

TheBeerGod
Phylosophe Auburn 3.3
Bottled. Purchased at Delirium Cafe. Amber body with a small tanned head. nose is flowery with spices and is filled with an underlying sweetened maltiness. Taste is grains, light spice, yeast and light hop charcter. Sort of a nice crispness to this. Body has some carbonated sharpness to it with a very lively notes on the tongue. Some spicy tingling to it as well. Finish is unripened fruit, more grains, and a nice kick at the end.
Friday, October 08, 2004

TheBeerGod
Phylosophe Premium 3.3
Bottled. Purchased at Delirium Cafe. Golden blond. Medium white head. Aroma is nicely hopped and floral with yeast notes and some graininess. taste is hoppy with more flowery parts and grains along with lightly sweetened malt notes. Body is crisp but has a lively carbonation feel to it. Finishes dry with hops, more grains and a hint of fruit.
Friday, October 08, 2004

JorisPPattyn
Phylosophe Auburn 3.7
Amber, slight greenish shine, end of bottle fully flunky; good yellow-amber head. Roasted, slightly spicey, very balanced, nothing overpowering the rest. First idea of taste is fresh-malty with dash of hops, then a quite oxydized, nutty taste takes over (sample well before BBd!). Bit musty, but not unpleasant. Cookies, old port even. Well bodied, sparkling and yeast-creamy at the same time; again very balanced. Very nice ale - unlike the other Phylosphale beers. Funny about the oxidation, however.
Monday, August 09, 2004

JorisPPattyn
Phylosophe Premium 3.1
Light-golden, very slight haze; good very light-yellow head. Nose: creamy, cocosmilk, spicey, bit of citrus. Buttery taste, creamy, diacetyl, very much less dry than the nose would have me believed. Doesn’t give the impression, but is quite carbonated. In the aftertaste, the, probably aimed at, dryness gradually wins out. I do not care for diacetyl generally speaking; Would it not have been present here, however, virtually nothing would have been... And I wonder why the label states only that Phylosphale firm distributes the beer - rather than brewing it.
Friday, July 16, 2004

JorisPPattyn
Phylosophe Blanche Bio 3.1
Pale, clear straw-yellow beer; very little head. End is fully hazy. Coriander, citrussy, salty (?) impression on the nose. Citrussy taste: there is coriander but not aggressive. Slightly minty (?) flavour. Refreshing, light, wheat-acidic. After all, another witbier, decent, but nothing more.
Friday, April 09, 2004

Kåstå
Phylosophe Auburn 2.6
Amber coloured beer with a medium head. Light chalky, hoppy aroma. Dry bitter, light malty brown sugar taste. Dry bitter aftertaste. Not really my kind of beer.
Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Kåstå
Phylosophe Blanche Bio 2.9
Light cloudy blond beer with a small head. The aroma is yeasty and light citrusy. The taste is light spicy and rather bitter. Dry bitter aftertaste.
Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Kåstå
Phylosophe Premium 3.5
Blond beer with a medium somewhat creamy head. Light floral aroma with hints of citrus and yeast. Lively, light bitter taste with a light sour streak. Dry hoppy aftertaste. A nice beer.
Tuesday, September 23, 2003