Duivelsbier van Halle

Formerly brewed at Vanderlinden
Style: Lambic Style - Faro
Halle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Special dark beer from Halle. Since 1880 its the favourite beer of pilgrims, carnival celebrators and real Halle inhabitants. Taste the Devils Beer between 8 and 12 C, in its ballon glass.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ungstrup (36427) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2005
A red-brown beer with no head. The aroma is weird soru with notes of caramel and wood. The flavor is thin with notes of raisins, prunes, and wood, leading to a dry end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) Version at 6% ABV from "Brij Vander Linden" in Halle. Reddish, not much head. Rather light in body, with tartness in both nose and flavour, but balanced off with a light sweetness. Interesting blend. 220795

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24619) - Tyres, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2007
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 Bottled, original from Vanderlinden at least 20 years old, probably more. Cloudy amber, small airy head. Citrusy and vinegary lambicish nose. Very dry with lots of barnyard. The Brettanomyces is very evident. The body is light and the mouthfeel still lively. The acidity reaches near Cantillon-style levels. It is starting to thin out, going on its last few years as an alive beer, so it has a slight metaliic edge. Still its beauty is there, and the flavours are intense and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
28th July 2008. Smooth and light dark beer. Low carbonation. Milk chocolate with malt and a trace of sour marmite.Very smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fiulijn (20218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2002
How to judge a bottle that almost explodes in my kitchen? The impression is for a sweet one, virtually no hop; lets see next time...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Amber pour with a lot of yeast chunks in it. Very little head. Super oxidized aroma. Lots of sherry, some sweet sugar, a fair amount of cardboard, and a bit of booze, as well. A bunch of miscellaneous dark fruits in the background. The flavor is not much better. Lots of cardboard oxidation, some sherry, dark fruit, and a bit of chocolate. Some caramel sweetness is the best thing about it. Not very good at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (13054) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2003
Ruby brown color. Small frothy head. Aroma has honey and tropical fruit. No sourness at all, which is surprising. Caramel and sherry. Watery and a hint of metal in the finish. Some milk chocolate. Very unusual beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2011
(33cl bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread, graham crackers, and cardboard. Flavor of cola, caramel, bread, raisins, and noticeable oxidation with a somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12530) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2001

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (9878) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2004
Clearly pre-Boon sample Clear red-amber, end of bottle hazy; dirty shards of foam. Faint "horseblanket", sourish lactic acid & wood, red sourish fruit. Woody, tart, lactic taste, more gueuze-like than their own Vieux Foudre G., vinous, fruity, plain excellent. Tart, medium-bodied, little slickness. God, now I remember why I used to think of this as one of my favourites, long time ago. The perfect middle between gueuze and Flemish Oud Bruin. <P> Officialy this is a blend between gueuze and ale. I reclassified this beer at faro, as that is closer than "Belgian Ale", and resembles what Frank made of it. In fact it belonged to a category of mixed beer, including the Jack-Op, ruined by De Neve, Super 6 gueuze from De Block, or the original Bourgogne des Flandres from dYdewalle-Van Malder. Frank Boon, whom I love for other things, turned it openly towards the faro side (read the other ratings), whilst his current Duivel is from another brewerys recipe, totally sweet. I moan this one. </P>

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