Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Belgian Ale
Harelbeke, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
In Flanders, "Ezel" {donkey} is a nickname given to specific people or even entire village communities. However, as the people of this area, the word "Ezel" symbolizes not so much stupidity, but patient and dogged perseverance, a perseverance that is quite conscious of its own quality. The same applies to this ale: brewed from raw materials of the highest quality, it has a mellow taste that shows a real personality.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16889) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle, thx to OleR. It pours a golden color with some carbonation, and a big, creamy, off-white head. Some butterscotch on the nose, with caramel, some grains and a rather unpleasant sweetish, puke-like scent. Sweet, malty flavor with roasted malts and some butterscotch. Drier towards finish. Much much fruityness going on. Some hoppy bitterness. Dry, full-bodied. Quite bitter finish with plenty of residual sugars. A strange beer. The aroma isnt interesting at all, but the flavor is quite all right. Cant see me returning to this one. (090312)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13566) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
A dark amber ale with a thick light moka head. A light malty aroma with caramel and light fruity esters. In mouth, a Belgian vienna, a bit nutty, with light oxidation and hops. So-so. BB 26-06-10. Bottle at Smokeless Joes, March 23, 2009.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gunnar (8783) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber with a moderate white head. Strong malty aroma, some sour notes. Malty taste without bitterness. Watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 25cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, yet easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, simpel brew

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (11849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle at Smokeless Joes. Sour yeasty moldy aroma on a great big initial head (Lady, hold the residue or let me pour this myself). Expiry June 2010. Some fruitiness initial, but mouthfeel is unenjoyable, a great sour bite attack on themouth. Th malty finish is fine, but the mouth needs lots of time to recover. Not much taste there, but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (6816) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle @ Take One. Orange colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and malts, some spice. Flavour is sweet, caramel, malts, yeasty dryness with some grainy notes. Nah..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogivlado (7656) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 5, 2008
Bottled(250ml). -Orange/amber coloured, creamy off-white head, lively carbonation, very sweet malty nose. Roasted malt, caramel and light spicy taste with sugary and mild vegetables notes. Slightly peppery fruity finish. Unbalanced beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
diabel (1693) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle Hazy, amber-brown body. Off-white, creamy head. Lightly infected aroma (butterscotch, diacethyl (?)), fenols, malts (medium strong), wine, ... Quite badly balanced aroma. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour. Flavour is ok, although the balance is not perfect, but that’s not really disturbing. Powdery dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10489) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
Clear amber with large off white head. Roasted malt in the aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, chocolate and caramel notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (11000) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Another from my notes of my first order from Belgianshop.com. I found this one to be odd, but a bit underrated on this site. Amber color wtih a decent sized head. Aromas are malty and dried fruits, and something odd...not sure what. Flavors were malty and sweet wtih a slight bit of tartness. No hops to speak of. Pretty decent, but not world class at all.

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