Brewed by De Brabandere
Style: Pale Lager
Harelbeke, Belgium


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This Belgian Premium Export is brewed with natural spring water and a selection of the finest barley malt and hops. Serve cool. Formerly 4.5%.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (48050) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, corn, paper, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate acrid malt bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20090404]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
yespr (44078) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 4, 2009
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Grassy hops aroma. Dry, grassy and mild malt flavoured. Bitter and dry finish - plain and simple.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (36903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2004
An orange beer with a white head. The aroma is slightly sour with notes of straw. The flavor is sweet and sour with notes of straw, while the body is thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Clear pale golden with a white head. Clean, malty nose. Medium body, clean malts, a little sulphur and a dry and bitter finish. Almost German in style. 040409

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
MiP (15479) - Snderborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2009
Bottle, 5.0%. Weak dusty aroma. Hazy very pale yellow colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is quite thin. Has a faint hint of hay, and then there is just water. Watery finish as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (9912) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2004
A word about "Export" first. This disappearing style, used to be a variation on Pils. Usually less fermented (earlier pasteurisation) so the beer is sweeter and lower in ABV. But, in Belgium, the other main difference is that the beer is served in 33 cl, 'staid of the habitual 25 cl Pils. It has all but vanished, and most breweries today just fill 33cl of Pils. This is an exception. Dark gold; thick white, collapsing head, quite lacey. Herbal nose, even some hops - rest is predictably malty. Taste is sweet malt, clean & crisp. Faint corn taste. Slight slickness in mouthfeel, makes me think of corn again. Aftertaste gets more corn, as well as some sweet dough. As I said, apart from the hopnose, very predictable. It is very good in its style - but nowhere exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (8512) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2013
33cl. Pale golden in colour, white head. The beer starts very bitter, slightly grainy. The mainpart is well balanced, slightly dry, lager typical and slightly bitter. The aftertaste is medium, a bit sweeter, slightly grainy and slightly bitter.
--> typical pale lager. Not the worst one. --> 10/12/10/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kraddel (7704) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2015
Pours clear, very light yellow. Ok white head. Smell is unintense, some notes of sweet malts. Taste is bit bitter, very crispy and rather dry. slightly chemical in the front, but overpowered by a more natural feeling grainy ending. Not much aftertaste. OK mouthfeel and carbo. Rather blank though

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (7628) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Bottle, Brussels. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, cereal), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), with a light note of DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Bah.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2009
33cl, from the brewery, not complex brew, yet refreshing, balanced, clear, good head, simpel brew

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