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40
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style
Brewed by Brouwerij Kerkom
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, - JUL 1, 2013
Bouteille 33cl, BB 05/2017. Sérieusement, si on se veut de faire une IPA on n’estampille pas cette dernière d’une date de péremption de 4 ans. Bref. Couleur dorée-orangée, col épais crémeux blanc. Arôme présente ce bouquet houblons neutres euros avec un bouquet belge distinct. Pointe herbacée pouvant rappelé le thé vert mais qui reste assez distincte. Palais reste plus centré sur les malts qui prennent, malheureusement, le dessus sur les houblons. Me semble plus à une belge pale ale avec ce côté foin-herbacé. Amertume citronné s’immisce péniblement en toute fin de bouche avec une chute qui continue à donner le beau rôle au malt. Ça reste correct, mais pour une IPA, l’occasion est légèrement ratée.


3
rodenbachvintage (168) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2017
donkerblond bier met een mooie hopbalans (7! hopsoorten), Niet slecht, maar net iets te zoet.

3.5
Alengrin (5716) - BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2017
Extra hoppy blonde from a traditional Limburg brewery that did 'hoppy' before it was fashionable in Belgium, with their Bink Blond being a kind of forerunner of the hop forward movement that has swept the entire globe now. Thanks to Christine for the bottle! Medium thick, very regular, off-white, lightly lacing, moussy head slowly showing a few gaps here and there in the middle, resting atop an initially near-clear, deep and warm amberish hued orange blonde beer with strings of visible fizz; turns hazy and deeper amber with sediment, including some dark, dead yeast bits at the very bottom. Aroma of baked banana, warm toast, dried mandarin peel and fresh orange zest, peanuts, dried apricot, sweetclover, freshly grated ginger, fried tomatoes, marmelade, gin, hints of melting powder sugar, bread crumbs, cherry tree sap, honey, sugarloaf, dried apple mint leaves, pear peel, chicken stock cubes - smells like it is a bit past its prime, in 'IPA' terms at least. Sweet onset, lots of mandarin, baked banana and a dash of dried papaja, light sourish undercurrent and even a very subtle olive-like umami touch, residual sugariness nevertheless dominates and accompanies the rest of the palate, over a medium carbonated, slick but full, caramelly and lightly (pea)nutty maltiness, with sweet remaining the main factor yet acquiring a very soft toasty-bitterish edge towards the end. From the middle section onwards, this malt and sugar sweetness is drenched in a growing hop bitter force, with floral, mildly zesty and grapefruity notes retronasally as well as a resiny, tonic water-like, late but effective bitterness on the root of the tongue; some gin-like alcohol warmth takes over in the very end, but the caramelly and honeyish sugary sweetness goes down along with it. Vaguely reminiscent of Troubadour Magma and the like, mixing Belgian estery banana, honeyish, residual sugar sweetness and slick caramelly malt sweetness with a generous dosis of hop bitterness (seven different varieties in this case, though sadly the label fails to mention which ones), lingering in the back of the mouth in a very resinous, bitter herb-like way and drenched a bit in booze. This is a combination you'll love or hate, but generally speaking, this is a juicy, 'full' kind of beer, lacking a bit in refinement and being rather unaware of what IPA is all about, but within the "Belgian IPA" context (which one can regard either as a failure in trying to produce IPA, or as a compromise between Belgian and Anglo-Saxon brewing trends), this performs quite well, actually. Too bad the bottle was already too old: I'm assuming a younger one has more lively and refreshing orange aromas to offer, as is the case with Troubadour Magma, which this beer is quite similar to. Glad I finally had it but next time, I want to encounter this either from tap or from a young bottle.

2.7
Marduk (8361) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2017
330ml bottle. Slightly hazy amber color. Medium size, off-white head, stays. Metallic, jammy, malty, sweet, yeasty, apples in aroma. Sweetish, jammy, some strawberries, malty in taste. I would say it's Belgian Ale. Obviously brewed with Belgian yeast and reminds me some of Belgian farmhouse beers. Drinkable, but messy brew.

2.9
Syfher (494) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass; from the fridge. We're in front of a blond beer, with a small white head. Hop beer, but the hop is a little bit too rough in taste.

3
AcctError484021 (65) - - SEP 8, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2017 Bière blonde cuivrée sans trop de mousse. Bière un peu fumée, avec une attaque e sur les herbes. Belle carbonation, un goût très fumé, l'amertume vient en fin de bouche, mais le fumé est persistant. Rien d'une IPA mais pas mauvaise bière.

3.3
maekchu (4054) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2017
Bottle. Moderate malty nose, with light grassy hops, and a bit of yeast. Gold.orange color, with light chill haze. Sweet, fruity initial, with some sugariness, light citrus. Turns a bit resiny in mid palate. The hops diminish through mid to final. Medium heavy body. Gets dry toward the finish. Okay. Kind of mixed -- not quite Belgian and not quite an IPA.

3.6
ALIBALI (2482) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2017
Clear,malty und durchaus britisch anmutend. Kräuteryeasty und dry weinig geht’s weiter. Zum Schluss wird eine deutliche Imperial Pils Schlagseite präsentiert. Nerdy!! Michas Mitbringsel...für sich ;)...

3.1
ardeo (539) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle 33. Pas mal mais pas vraiment IPA non plus. Des notes fruitées, les houblons sont très perceptibles et donnent une amertume sympathique. Pas mal, sans plus !

2.9
Maarten1993 (1355) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
Drank 27-4-17 with Patrick and Lennart in Cafe Moenen. Not a very good IPA. Quite watery.

3.3
Banzale (356) - FRANCE - APR 12, 2017
Acheter à real tobacco XL à adinkerke. Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur cuivre reflet dorée belle brillance . Mousse crémeuse et imposante redescend rapidement. Au nez : au nez c’est le houblon ,note biscuit et fruitée pertinent. En bouche : c’est des notes houblonné correct. Note fruitée type agrumes et note kiwi et fruit de la passion léger. Longueur moyenne et arrière bouche plutôt moelleux. C’est pas la meilleur mais ça se tiens.


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