BlackHaddock (7742) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
330ml bottle: BBD Jan 2015. Poured carefully into an ’Augustijn’ chalice at home on 24th Sep 2014. No sediment left the bottle, so I got a lovely looking chestnut reddy brown bodied beer with a full off-white crown on top: clear and clean body. Red berry and semi-sour feel to the nose and taste, different and interesting more than ’marvelous’ and ’wonderful’. A beer with a mixed style, is it an old Flanders red or a de Garde with attitude? I tried to like it and almost succeeded finding it fairly rich in body depth and flavour, even if I could not tell what kind of beer it should be pigeon holed into, if any! tderoeck (10320) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2012
26/X/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - bottled: IV/12 (2012-1178) jgb9348 (6512) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Little cloudy amber beer, some small chunks floating around, creamy off-white head, bit stable, non adhesive. Aroma: pretty fruity, some peaches, passion fruits, bit dusty, piny touch. American hops? Think so. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: some citrus, fruity, jam, piny bitterness, sweet malts, big sugary. Aftertaste: sweet, some caramel, sugary, overripe fruits, bit sourish.
Very nice hazy amber and copper coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head with a nice lace, at least. Aroma of hops, belgian yeast, bread, light spices and a good deal of caster sugar and honey sweetness. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence; Strong rich malty flavour with some grass and crystal malts noticeable coupled with a touch of wheat and light hops, showing the strong sweetness, but even stronger yeast quality. Aftertaste is quite complex with the yeast strain being nice and rich, but also allowing for some sweetness and a touch of fruity flavours at the end, all with great carbonation throughout. Overall, a surprisingly good beer (it is from belgium afterall) with an even better label. I sampled this stubby 33 cL bottle purchased from Bier Tempel in Bruxelles, Belgium on 18-January-2015 for €2,95 sampled at home in Washington on 10-December-2015 after a long layoff after running the USMC Marathon in October 2015, i’ll be back to running thanks to this beer. sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2013
JefVerstraete (3668) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2015
2013) Clear reddish brown with a small head. Sweetish toffee maltiness in the nose with vegetably notes and some alcohol. Caramely-toffeeish flavor with Belgian yeastiness, fresh fruit, not much bitterness. Medium body, soft CO2. A solid, fruity Belgian strong with alcohol well hidden.
Bottle @ home. Cloudy orange colour, creamy white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet fruity with notes of peach and banana. Some caramel and sugar also. Bitter finish. Balanced. Not bad at all.
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2016
bottle 330 ml. Pours lightl hazy yellow. Small head. Weird aroma, something between hoppy pine and raw patatoe... Full bitter body, flavours are dusty and musty cellar damp, heavy hop cheese. Interesting. BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2012
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy/sweet and slightly floral/alcoholic, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, nice brew Ungstrup (38582) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2013
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry fiinish. TBone (18328) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
[email protected]Alengrin (5779) - BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2015
Amber with floating yeast, small white head. Yeasty and fruity nose. Overriped fruits, some alcohol, grapes in the flavor. Kind of calvados feeling.
Commissioned beer for a sports club (quite ironically I would say, especially at this ABV...). Medium thick, dense but quickly opening, off-white head over a light orange blonde beer with vivid sparkling and a suspension of darker yeast bits divided equally throughout the liquid; adding the deposit gives it a cloudy appearance, but still warm orange. Aroma of unripe pineapple, sourdough, freshly cut red apples, lime zest, dried lemon peel, redcurrant, white bread, hints of goat cheese, wet hay, peach, nettles, dried ginger, white peppercorns, cumin seed and something sweaty. Crisp fruity onset, bit estery, lots of sourish berries, fresh apple, citrus fraîcheur, spritzy carbo, light and supple mouthfeel, grainy and lightly bready basis with ’weedy’ and spicy notes, some or other spice seed has been added, but I cannot figure out which one. A peppery, leafy, spicy hop bitterness shows up early, already in the middle phase, and gets stronger in the finish, assuring a long, dry, bittering ending, with an earthy and somewhat peachy yeasty flavour as well. Would have been better if it were a bit more clean, but at least it is hoppy enough with sufficient bitterness and does not show too many off-flavours, so in all, an enjoyable blonde. Reminds me a bit of their Congébier (latest version), but hoppier and better. Yet, seeing some of the other reviews here, I apparently have reason to be glad my bottle was not infected...