Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
By recipe from De Hopduvel brewed under licence by Van Steenberge.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2008
Bottle @ home.
Clear medium orange color with huge, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is light malty, caramel, moderate yeasty, leather, frish cut tree, brown apples ala mashed apples and bacon. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (280608)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (43362) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2008
25 cL bottle, thanks to MiP. Pours hazy pale yellow with a dense white head. Light malty and yeasty aroma. Flavour is dry wheaty/malty with a subdued caramal note. Finish is slight spiced and yeasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36537) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2007
Bottled. A hazy orange-amber beer with a huge bubbly light orange head. The aroma is sweet dusty hoppy and fruity. The flavor is sweet fruity, both citrus fruits and apples, but also with notes of spices and caramel, leading to a lightly bitter dry end. Very easily drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (26430) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2008
Bottled. Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, alcohol and nectar along with some yeast and mild spices. Flavour is spicy, yeasty, fruity and carries some notes of alcohol in it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) Another beer from Bios brewed according to a Hopduvel recipe. A noose-beer??? They really have a morbid sense of humour in naming their beers those Belgians. Golden with a nice frothy head. Feels rather light in body in spite of the alcohol. Massive bitterness with an underlying sweet note. A bit hard to pinpoint this. 240397

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24645) - Tyres, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2005
Bottled. Clear golden. Similar aroma to Hopduvel Blondine with its intense herbal spicyness. Medium sweet with juicy orange and peach flavour. Intense and overall hard to distinguish from Hopduvel Blondine, except for the slightly lighter body, and less perfumy nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (23631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle. Bright clear yellow, fizzy tall head. Aroma has slight white pepper, lots of malt. Taste is very lager-like, bitter finish. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (23285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2010
At hopduval ... crisp amber ... huge white foam head ... yeasty fruity ligth hop nose ... bitter front ... salty ... light fruit ... tooo bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle from De Heeren Van Liedekercke, vintage 1991, 18 years old, 6% ABV
Dark amber, brownish color, hazy, with very few bubbles and a Real Ale - like head. The caramel aroma is a bit oxidized and rusty, like the cap. It has a light caramel flavor, very light residual sweetness and light acidity. The bitterness is almost gone. This beer is too tired, even if not completely undrinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (18050) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2010
I found this 25cl bottle hiding in a box of beer at home. Im guessing I bought it at Dranken Geers some time ago as the BBE was 23/10/10. Hazy gold/orange, lasting thick white head. Some spicy Belgian yeast on aroma, bit of bread, some orange/tangerine fruit. Its fine in mouth some more orange furit. Some kicking hop on finish. Good hop on finish, quite biting. Rather a fun Belgian blond. Drinkable.

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