Alengrin (6087) - BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2017
Steini bottle from De Hopduvel in Ghent. Very strong gusher - as always with Gaverhopke, sad to say: about 1/4 of the bottle flooded my girlfriend's kitchen table. Sigh... Very coarse, initially towering high 'gusher' head, loose and coarse and quickly settling into a medium thick, irregularly moussy, egg-white, lacing head over a misty peach blonde beer with ochre-ish hue and lots of dead yeast dots throughout. Aroma immediately reveals age, with a chicken soup- and rust-like oxidation effect, lying over impressions of honey, the classic band aid off-flavour, peach, dough, pineapple, banana, field flowers, hay, candy apple, breakfast cereals, coriander, pear juice, ripe gooseberries. Sweet, estery onset, pineapple and ripe pear flavours, some banana, with a gooseberry-like sourish undertone (infection, perhaps?); medium carbo, supple and bit glueish mouthfeel. Bready malt sweetness, slick, with honeyish residual sweetness on top; ends evidently yeasty, bready, bit starchy, with orange peel- and banana-like notes, ongoing sweetness (though not overly cloying) and floral hoppiness providing little bitterness, which would have been very welcome in what is otherwise a sweet Belgian tripel. Don't get the point of this beer - rather bland and cliché, too sweet, underhopped and too yeasty, with points off for the fierce gushing! Bierridder_S (1242) - BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2017
03/08/2017 @home - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle deconinck.
Clear yellow with big white head. Nose is a bit grainy, citrus. Taste is first grains, sour touch, citrus, coriander, bit spicy, some hopsbitterness. Didn’t seem that bad as previous rating say. Quite refreshing even. PascalJ (117) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2017
Gistachtig en zurig aroma (veel citrus, infectie?), zurig (citrus, infectie?) en gist-fruitige smaak. Lange zurige afdronk met een heel klein beetje citrus-bitter. tderoeck (11110) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2017
7/I/17 - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BBE: 2018 (2017-20) JefVerstraete (3874) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2017
Clear orange beer, lot of stuff floating in the glass under a small aery irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit dirty, some sulphur, band-aid, yeast, bit spicy. MF: lively carbon, medium body. Taste: bwurk, pretty dirty, very yeasty, very chemical, band-aid, bitter, big nope! Aftertaste: more chemical, very dirty, something rotten, unpleasant bitterness. God, what on earth do they keep doing wrong at Gaverhopke?
Bottle from tderoeck. Many thanks! Hazy amber colour, creamy white foam. Nose of citrus, lemon peel, spices (coriander? lemon grass?) Taste is bit sourish, light bitter. Unbalanced. Not very good.
kraddel (9548) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2017
Pours rather uncear, amberblonde. OK white head. Smell is yeasty, high on the overripe fruit characteristics. Taste is very off... Boiled vegetables, bit plastic features. mild bitterness. Previous rating mentionnes sourness. I don’t get the sourness, but I guess I understand what he means. the quality here is just not OK... Hopverdju (1764) - BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2016
Goudblond bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: moutzoetig en licht hoppig. Smaak: bitter, groenten, gist, wat zurig. Het wringt! Goede koolzuurprikkel. Medium volmondig.