Boxer Bruin/Foncée Tafelbier

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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Low Alcohol
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 1.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 45   ABV: 1.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (4900) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2014
Commissioned table beer available at the Colruyt supermarkets. Thick, light beige, nicely lacing head and very dark mahogany colour, clear. Caramelly and nutty aroma with a sweetening agent (not sugar, if you ask me, rather aspartame or something like that), iron, soap, cola, dried leaves. Softly sweetish, very mild and friendly taste, caramelly, sucrose in the finish with a light hint of sourishness and something metallic. Considering most of the ratings of this and other Belgian table beers here, it is clear that this declining, perhaps hopelessly old-fashioned beer type is not only misunderstood only by young Belgian consumers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2010
Dark brown coloured, with no carbonation and a small brown head. Sweet malty hinted suggary aroma. Medium sweet palate. Finish is light malty sweet hinted. No suprises for a Tafelbier, not to sweet though.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2010
Bottle, 75 cl, shared with friends. Dark brown colour, with as good as no head. Aroma is skunky, malty, dish water and vomit. Taste however is - slightly - better: malty, but for all sweet: lots of sugar!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Parket (586) - Bruges, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2010
75 cl bottle from the colruyt, dark brown colour with almost no head. Smell: a bit skunky, malty. Taste: also a bit artificial, very very sugary, malty. For a tablebeer not too bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bierkoning (12918) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2006
Sugary sweet, some molasses, thin. Chicken food flavor. Very sweet, but drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
Bottle. Brown colour with no head. Light sweet malty aroma and a sweet malty sugar taste. Light body and a sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorisPPattyn (9717) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2003
(Brewed for Copimex-Colruyt, Halle) Clear brown. Thick brown head, immediately gone. Slightly acidic nose, wheat-ish. Something slightly artificial too. Taste is predictably very sweet. Fruit-sugar like, unhopped worts. Light mouthfeel, very clear palate. “Tafelbier” predates nablab’s by ages. It’s still superior to any of the modern lows, even when meant for children mainly. I cannot say this is bad, and calling worts nice. It’s more or less the same.

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