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Brewed by Brouwerij Anders!
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Halen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“La Cress”, a blonde beer brewed on the basis of Belgian hop and watercress cultivated on the fertile grounds of the agricultural Haspengouw region.
La Cress is a delicious blonde beer that leaves a rich smooth feel in the mouth. The brewing process includes a secondary fermentation in the bottle, providing natural carbonation. The watercress seeds add the herbal flavor. In addition to the inherent bitterness of the watercress, you will also appreciate the beautiful hop aroma generated by the 100% pure Belgian hop varieties.
http://www.lacress.be/index.php

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (8885) - Antwerp, - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle from Anders! bierfestival Pours rather clear blonde . Good to small white head fades rather fast . Smell is fresh , some herbs ( ’ watercress ? ’ ) Taste is nice and in balance. bit sweet, herbs , bit bitter/metallic ( way better than it sounds ! ) of the watercress . Very nice in balance, intense enough to enjoy its aspects, hidden enough to leave you a bit guessing . In the aftertaste, you get the herbal-ish taste . the watercress is very subtle over the whole line, but it works very well . If you taste it blind , I dont think it would be this different . Yet it IS better than the average blonde beer that tastes almost alike this ... I like it ! A hint to much carbo


3.3
rodenbachvintage (171) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2017
Blond bier met speciale bittere toets, wellicht te verklaren door de waterkers. moutige smaak, lichtzoet, bitter.

3
mjik83 (1649) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2017
33cl flesje via Jumbo, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 6,5% Uitgeschonken in Keyte glas Uiterlijk: goudkleurig met enorme schuimkraag bij het schenken Aroma en smaak: grassig, zoetmoutig, klein zuurtje, Belgisch gist Conclusie: niet heel spannend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Wixie (668) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2016
Hazy yellow liquid, large head. Weak aroma of hops and citrus. Light body, no carbonation. Taste is bitter and weak.

3.3
erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2016
Vegetables, floral hop, minimal base malts. Not too watery though, just light, bit sugary. Taste is better than the aroma. (33cl bottle from Dranken Pauwels)

3.4
blackisle (2813) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear pale golden, large frothy whitehead, slowly collapsing, good lacing; fruity nose, yeast, balm, chamomille, bitter lemon, candy sugar, honey notes, floral; taste medium sweet and light to medium bitter, fruity, herbal and spicy notes, average to long duration; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, sweetbitter aftertaste with herbal bitterness and peppery notes from the watercress I presume in the finish; peculiar and interesting brew, I consider this as a Herb Beer.

3.1
yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, slight grassy to floral. Bitter, vague metallic. Grassy, light herbal. Bitter, subdued sweetess. Grassy and bitter finish.

4.1
Hopverdju (1492) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2015
Blonde kleur. Mooie blijvende witte schuimkraag. Geur: fris bitterig. Smaak: aangename bitterheid en carbonatie. Goed in balans en vloeit ook mooi uit. Gewoon een lekker “no nonsense” bier!

2.5
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2015
Valt nogal mee, een goede kleur en schuimkraag. Iets bittere smaak. Valt nog mee dus.

3
JefVerstraete (3635) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle from local Spar supermarket. Hazy blond colour, white foam. Yeasty with bitter finish. Some herbs. Bitter aftertaste. Balance is ok, but nothing special.

0.9
corkyrory66 (2200) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
Blonde « brewed to impress » dit le brasseur, mais cela ne suffit pas (toujours)… Refermentée, houblons belges et graines (siliques) du cresson de Hesbaye (proposé par Ste Lucie de Tongeren …). Son classement devrait donc être en spice/herb/vegetable, mais il est en belgian ale, comme d’habitude sur ratebeer … Niveau abv de 6,5 %. Mon exemplaire était juste à sa date. Couleur jaune un peu citronné, avec un léger voile de levure. Bulles moyennes à montée lente, peu nombreuses. Mousse blanche épaisse, puis nappage soyeux de 1 mm. Arômes de malt clair, herbes, houblon amer, touche de biscuit sablé. 1ère bouche douce, à l’amertume très incisive, très acidulée. Arrière-bouche qui pince la gorge, un peu médicinale. 2ème un peu plus acceptable. Arrière-bouche avec toujours l’amertume pincée. 3ème où on passe à une impression de pils. Arrière-bouche acide. Longueur sans vraie amélioration, comme des baies vertes. Jambes lisses, assez collantes. Levure douce, simple, ligne faible. Alcool correct pour ce genre, mais il ne travaille rien. Finale sur la même ligne. CONCLUSION : bière qui a voulu exploiter la silique amère d’une plante d’eau … C’est un coup dans l’eau !!!


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