Du Brabant Plato’s Cave (Batch #5)

Brewed by Brasserie du Brabant
Style: Imperial IPA
Genappe - Baisy-Thy, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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DwarfeD (3450) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2017
75cl bottle shared with friends. Pale orange with a medium white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Quite bitter with subtle fruity sweetness. Pine, resin, tangerine, caramel, citrus and malts. Very good.

mR_fr0g (11902) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2017
Bottle shared at the Leighton tasting 08/06/2017. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A hazed deep orange amber a off white head. Aroma is earthy citrus, funky, brett, floral orange rind. Semi sweet Base malts, . Flavour is composed of semi sweet, caramel bitter grassy hop, . Rustic dirty earthy pine hop. Palate is grassy, moderate carbonation. . Dirty hop.

MrTipple (4782) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Dry and bitter citrus fruits, unripe orange, mango, other tropical fruits, grain malts. Hazy gold, medium, off-white. Medium bitter. More bitter citrus fruits, bitter orange, unripe mango, grain malts, yeast, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Weird IIPA, unbalanced. Bottle shared at Leighton’s - thanks to madmitch76.

77ships (9638) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2017
750 ml. bottle sampled @ LIBF 2017. Thank you for sharing RB-InBev Belgian crew! Made with lupulin powder. Dark amber orange, little white head. Nose is very nice tropical fruit, orange, pine resin, forward on the fruity stuff. Taste is nice pine citrus, tropical, orange peel, fruity, nice easy fruity, mellow bitter,... Easy orange peel, low dough. Nice stuff in the modern popular DIPA style, lupulin powder is good stuff & this is good use of it. Nice stuff.

Theydon_Bois (19193) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle split at Hackney Levels, thanks to Kenny, 08/06/17. Lightly hazed golden orange with a decent off white head. Nose is papaya, light floral notes, grapefruit, straw, sweet malts. Taste comprises melon, grains, bread dough, spice, orange pith, grapefruit. Medium + body, fine carbonation, drying close with a rising boost. Average for style.

Leighton (21083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Mitchy. Pours mostly clear orange with a creamy, white head. Fairly restrained aroma, some pithy citrus, rind, minerals. Light sweet flavour with nips of peach, lots of flinty minerals, orange peel. Medium bodied with active, massaging carbonation. Finishes with more minerality, rindy bitterness, some yeast, pale grains. Uninspiring.

Scopey (14505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2017 Bottle at LKS. It pours hazy orange with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet, sticky, peachy, apricot, tangerine, stewed fruits, sugary, brioche and bread. The taste is bitter - sweet, earthy, chewy, bitter resin, orange rind, tangerine, leather, cheddar cheese and some alcohol with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A bit cheesy perhaps. Sits a bit heavy on the palate after a while.

sebletitje (10048) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2017
Bottle sample @ LIBF’17, thanks to the RB-InBev Belgian crew for the share. Orangée sur léger voile, col blanc. Arôme au bouquet renforcé d’agrumes - pas mal sur effet c-hops, avec une sécheresse typique de la brasserie qui se note assez bien, en sus d’un dry-hopping renforcé. Palais est malté, pâle, cara, sécheresse reste dominante, comme sur quasi pas mal des bières de Brabant. Retrouve un léger picotement en fin de bouche - épicé. Accentuation de la levure sur les malts rend un peu l’effet des houblons en 2ième teinte. Bénéficie d’être au moins dans une ligue à part sur le plan des IPA belges.

tderoeck (9471) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2017
23/IV/17 - 75cl bottle @ Zythos Bier Festival 2017 (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2017-550) Thanks to Fred for the sample!

Clear orange beer, creamy irregular white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, lots of pineapple, bit of mango, passion fruit, lovely stuff! MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of tropical fruit, pineapple, bitter, fruity. Aftertaste: more pineapple, mango, bit dank, very hoppy, resinous and piny finish, lovely beer! And you might think: well, it’s the end of the festival, you just tasted a lot of very mediocre beers, so any half decent ipa would’ve excited you. But no! We had just finished revisiting some of our favourite beers of the festival, which was mainly ipas. (Totem, Vleesmeester, ...) So even compared with some of the better ipa’s on the festival, this one is still a big hit!

kraddel (7783) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle at Zythos, thnx to Fred! Shared with Tderoeck. Thnx ! Pours unclear blonde, small white head. Smell is typically hoppy bdb. Taste is aromatic, hoppy, almost creamy trough the aroma. Quite bitter. Very nice !

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