Brewed by Brouwerij Het Nest
Style: Belgian Ale
Oud-Turnhout, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Previously brewed at Anders

Hertenheer was initially brewed at Hofbrouwerijke but due to the success, the beer is then brewed in larger quantities at the Scheldebrouwerij and now, according to the label, at Anders in Halen. Also the recipy has slightly changed.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6665) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Aroma is Belgian yeast, malts and spices. The flavor is Belgian yeast, lemons, malts, fruit and a spicy/alcoholic/bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (5183) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle at home. Almost clear dark orange golden with fizzy white head that only lasts a few seconds. Some sweet malts, grassy notes, some weird dry fruity notes that are more like old peach skin or something, like bitter fruits. Light flowery too. Under medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Not very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopverdju (1119) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2016
Goudblond bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: hoppig, kruidig gistkarakter, zoetig. Smaak: bitter, citrus en wat moutzoetigheid. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter, droog en licht zoet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (5187) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2016
Had this in its original Hofbrouwerijke version shortly after it hit the market, now rating this renewed version from a bottle bought at Bierhalle Deconinck. Thinnish but still steady and moussy, egg-white head, not lacing and breaking quickly in the middle, over a lightly hazy, deep old gold coloured beer with vaguely greenish hue. Aroma of ripe gooseberry, old lemon rind, ripe pear, some banana, stewed and sugared rhubarb, quince jam, fresh bitter garden weeds, dried camomile, green tea, cooked turnips, bitter honey, moist straw, unripe melon, peach, white pepper, old potatoes lying somewhere in a cellar, old dried chive, vague hint of stale sweat. Fruity, crisp onset, some green-apple-like acetaldehyde and some banana-like isoamylacetate but both remaining restrained and nicely intermingled with deeper sourish gooseberry hints, medium carbo, minerally accents here and there but faintly so, mild fruity esters continuing over a soft, lightly bready malt middle with a sharper grainy edge, subtle phenols in the end along with a noble and even somewhat greenish hop character gaining confidence, floral, bit spicy, bit rooty but not as dimly earthy as is often the case in this type of Belgian ales; it leaves a subtly tonic water-like, peppery bitterness at the back, tickling the root of the tongue a bit and sticking to it, while the fruity and malty aspects pass by into the throat, carrying along minerally aspects here and there. The minerally basic character of this beer seems to support its bright, refreshing hop character quite well, while the Belgian fruit and spice clichs remain more at bay than usual, though still very emphatically present. Has a certain sweaty grain character which took me a while to get used to and does distinguish itself a bit from the vast array of other Belgian blondes in being more elegantly hoppy, more minerally and more dry. Very quenching beer, well made from a technical point of view but I guess you need a lot of experience with all these Belgian blondes in order to identify it from its countless congeners. Seems to have become softer in the hops department than its original self but I cannot exclude the possibility that this is just my memory playing tricks on me from a time when I was less accustomed to hoppy beers. I still, however, have the feeling that Nest was aiming for the stereotypical Belgian outdoors caf blonde but tried to distinguish itself by using more hops, thus creating more bitterness - the exact same feeling I had with the Hofbrouwerijke version years ago. I acknowledge the claim of this being a different recipe, but still I am left wondering what has actually changed with this beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
Almost more like an IPA in bitterness, 85 IBUs. Nothing new that it offers, but it is pretty good to drink. Bottle from De Zwart in Wilnis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Holy crap thats a lot of foam. In the bottle, in the glass, in your mouth. Maintains a 4 inch pillowy head. Belgian yeast, clove and wood aroma and eathy, belgian yeast flavor. Pretty good if you can deal with the growing foam upon drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Japalo (1874) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle @ home Erik. Golden haze. Small head. Diacetyl in the nose blended with alcoholic. Sharp sweet bitterness and fresh dry finish. Love this brew for its complexity and drink ability. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pils70 (124) - - MAR 13, 2016
Color oro carico, con tanta schiuma bianca che fatica a scendere. Decisamente presenti sia al naso che al palato, lievito e luppolo. Abbastanza amara per una Belgian ale, ha un finale secco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1949) - HONG KONG - MAR 9, 2016

330ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Looks: Cloudy hazy golden apricot colour with a ring of dirt-like yeast sediments; Two finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with slight carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet malt, with vanilla, lemon peels, moderate plums, light cinnamon, sugar, light earth, strong Bel yeast and very light grass.

Taste: Close to medium sweet Pilsener malt, with grapefruit peels, yellow fruits, light floral, molasses, strong spices, resins, strong yeast, strong lime, strong bitter hops and strong grass.

Body: Medium body. Slick and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Pretty rich maltyness in a thick and smoothie background. Hops-driven with strong citrus peels, ooze, strong spices and earth. Very bitter kicks which balance the sweetness perfectly. Limey ending. Very nice!

Hoppiness: All Fuggles and Hellertau - lemon peels, light cinnamon, and earth in nose. Grapefruit peels, yellow fruits, light floral, strong spices, resins, strong lime and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent bitter sweet finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Creamy and very hoppy bitter to mouth.

Comments: This is a Belgian Pale Ale with strong English and German hops characters - limey, resiny, spicy and bitter, mixed with smooth rich maltyness and good looks. It really spunky and kick ass. Love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (1467) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2016

Malts, caramel, yeast, fruit, spices and hops.

Hazy golden/amber beer with yeast and with a medium white head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, yeast and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with spices and hops.

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