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Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Moen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Gaspar is one of the hoppiest beers in Belgium. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, bottle conditioned with a well balanced, complex hop aroma and a long lasting sparkling hop bitter finish. Serve cool (54 F) in a tulip-glass. 18 Plato; 20 EBC; 115 IBU (Hallertau, Goldings and Saaz)

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1633) - BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2014
Bire ambre houblonne, de trs nette tendance ipa avec son niveau EBU de 115, mais que ratebeer classe allgrement en belgian strong ale selon sa bonne habitude et son manque dimplication dans les classements par genre. Il faudra aussi que lon mexplique en quoi une bire de 7,9% abv est une strong Bref, dgustons tranquillement . Couleur ambre moyen roux clair, avec un tout lger voile. Bulles moyennes mais aussi de grosses qui montent par intermittence (du spectacle). Mousse blanche trs paisse, crmeuse, avec plein de cratres. Cest splendide (on sy baignerait). Armes dagrumes, houblon en fleur, Orval. 1re bouche souple la trs belle entame sur lamertume, avec un got dcurie et de crottin frais. Arrire-bouche sur lOrval, ancienne gnration. Superbe. 2me la magnifique amertume, sur un fond de malt lgrement grill. LOrval est tout prs (mme de Flandre .). 3me avec un splendide ensemble malt/houblon qui va vers un quilibre centr sur lamertume. Les jambes sont grasses et marques. La levure Morphus fait des merveilles. Lalcool est trs adapt au genre, et parfait en progression. La finale nous monte au firmament de lamertume: finesse, prcision, complexit. CONCLUSION: Gaspar tait un bon Roi mage. Il a srement offert Jsus une bire de chez Alvinne, pour quil nous dlivre un pareil message de batitude!! Sans Gaspar, Jsus naurait pas t ce quil a t CQFD.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2007
Bottle 33 cl. Cloudy amber color with a big head. Very hops aroma, and typical Alvinne malt. Hoppy taste with much alcohol notes. Bitter aftertaste, like it !

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierridder_S (784) - BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2015
33 cl bottle @ the Brewery. Hazy yellow colour with nice rocky head. Fruity hops, citrus, nice bitterness, dry. Very refreshing!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (3260) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 Bottle 33 cl. Now a give this rating taste this new beer 3 times. First (begin oct.)at the brewery. Amber colored beer with a big head and good lacing. This is Belgians most hopped beer (115 IBU). Aroma is very hoppy. The taste is hoppy with some alcohol notes and bitter. Aftertaste is all hops and bitter, but not too much.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2006
Bottle at Kerstbierfestival 2006, Essen. Cloudy, deep amber with a huge offwhite head. Extremely hoppy nose- all you can take from fruity and earthy hops. Very bitter, fruity, earthy hop bitterness in the lead-no compromise. Extreme beer Belgian-style.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5914) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2008
330ml Belgian shorty bottle. Hoppy beers seem to be catching on it Belgium, and this is a great example. Sticky sweet with a much more balanced taste than an American hop bomb. Very nice yeast and hop balance. Alcohol very well hidden. Great beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (22574) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Sample bottle at the brewery, poured by Glenn. Bright orange with a big fluffy head that lingers and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma of bread, orange peel and coriander. Dominant malts with complex spiciness. Good body. Excellent Belgian style IPA.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3283) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Interesting brew. Poured very lively with a huge foamy frothy sudsy textured off white to cream colored head that lasts and lasts (like forever) plus lots of lace. Color is an almost clear amber. Aroma was surprising given the amber glass of the bottle and being skunky (which, thankfully, was fleeting). Also yeast malt spice and bread dough. Flavor is like aroma and not expansive as is usually the case. Finish is like flavor and a bit sweet, but not too. Decent brew overall.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdeutchman (1) - - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
Opened cold Gaspar, immediately overflowed from bottle. Noticed strange sediments in beer. Unfiltered. Nice. Poured into wine glass. Lots of head. Very nice flavor and very tingly. Nice beer overall

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (2382) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 26, 2016
incredibly hazy golden colour, moderate sized white head; aroma of orange zest, apricot, boiled celery, overripe tropical fruits, and toffee notes; taste is the same; strange...anyway, I really like it


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