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


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RATINGS: 116   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (3504) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2017
Flaska frn Belgiuminabox. Mrkt gyllengul, rejlt disig och med massor av skum. Jstig och rtig doft med en liten oren ton av blt kartong vilket jag knner igen frn andra l frn Anders. Men smaken r frhllandevis ren och r ganska frisk, aningen syrlig med smak av jst, vete, apelsinzest, koriander och en ltt julkryddighet. Utan renheterna hade det hr varit riktigt bra.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6958) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2016
Shared bottle at local tasting. Cloudy golden colour, moderate white head. Moderate aroma, some fruit. Refreshing flavour, spicy notes, good bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (3251) - NORWAY - DEC 29, 2016
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Bjrny 29.12.16. Clear, pale golden. Fairly persistent head and lacing. Rather moderate aroma of cigarettes and ashtray. Taste of dried fruits and red berries. Round mouthfeel. Refreshing bitterness in lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (5244) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2016
Fra flaske p romjulstreff i RBHD des-16: klar gylden med flott skum som varer. Lys malt, kandis, pluss litt appelsinmarmelade i aromaen. Fruktig smak med behagelig bitterhet, mye mildere enn de 85 IBU skulle tilsi. Trr avslutning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnar (8424) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2016
Shared bottle at Bjrny. Pours unclear golden, no head. Aroma is weak yellow fruits. Taste is sharp, unpleasant medicinal bitter, not my cup of tea, no matter how.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kajser27 (1567) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2016
Unclear, golden-amber colored, small non lasting white head. Aroma is of some malt, some candy sugar, caramel, spicy, bit cardboard, yeast. Taste is medium sweet malt, candy sugar, caramel, some lemon, spices and spicy, yeast, again some cardboard, medium bitterness, bit harsh. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Probably not the best bottle... (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6079) - 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 (4486) - 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 (899) - 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 (4826) - 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...

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