Hamirubi (591) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2016 75cl bottle at home (3 I 2016), shared with my family. This biological, strong ale is brewed in Lochristi for a cheese cooperative, which used to be located in the center of Ghent. Now you can find the store Het Hinkelspel in rural Sleidinge, East-Flanders. Change of location, yet no change in name. This beer should be called LousbergS, with an S at the end. For it is named after the street where the cheese cooperative was located in Ghent, the Lousbergskaai - the street with remembrance to the Ferdinand Lousbergs dynasty, a family of cotton lords. Hey, I’m an historian, so let me have this talk. Back to the brew. This is the first time I have it from a 75cl bottle. The beer has a brown, very cloudy iced tea look, with a beige, dirt foam. The nose has lots of sand, flowers (artificial though), ice tea (yes, again), citrus and oranges zeste, tea, and cheap honey. The taste really is special and distinctive. There are lots of dust and sweet flavours, together with many malt notes and an overload of honey, some flowery features, a massive yeast boost and eart. The carbonation is medium, maybe even soft to say so. This beer is not that bad, pretty much a taste of its own. But it also is nothing appealing. Which is too bad!Alengrin (5535) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
Previous rating: 33cl bottle @ De Warempel in Ghent. This beer should be named Lousbergs (with an ending S) - but I’ll forgive the brewer its historical mistake. A golden, even yellow blond with nice foam. Spicy beer with a very fruity mouth. Not really my kind of beer, I’m afraid.
Commissioned by a cheese shop in Ghent and named after the street where this shop is located (the Lousbergskaai). Intended to accompany certain cheeses. Thick creamy head over a warm orange blonde beer; aroma of orange, grapefruit, peach, mango, bread, caramel; fruity taste, lightly sweet in onset with spicy notes and supple caramel malty basis, dryer in the finish with floral hops but some plastic-like solvents as well. I bet this indeed goes well with some mature abbey cheese. MarcoDL (5089) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
Fresh tasting Belgian blond beer. Grainy, yeasty and fruitishly sweet. Nice with some food. bartlebier (4080) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2014
33cl bottle @laudable coop Eetcafé Toreke, Rabot Hood, Gent. Minimally updated typical Belgian Strong ale/tripel, at least in design and smoother yeast profile. Weighty meadow flowers, oily malts and banana/ripe apple esters. Enjoyable sipping. ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Yellow golden color with a white head. Smells yeast, malts and banana. Tastes fruity, malts, yeast and banana.
Benzai (16100) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle shared @ weekly tasting. Hazy yellow color, average sized white head. Smell and taste malts, yeasty, a touch of sweetness, some vegetables. Average body, a bit fizzy carbonation. Meh. DutchDrebus (6048) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle @ benzai shared by benzai. Clear golden yellow with a small white head that doesn’t last. Smells malts, barnyard. Tastes malty, grains, decent. Medium body, soft carbo. JefVerstraete (3510) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014
Blond yellow colour. A lot of white foam. Not very well balanced. Taste is bitter with some spicy notes. Some sour taste also. 77ships (10432) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2013
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Vooruit in Gent. BBF 27/08/2016. Clear golden orange with a creamy white head. Nose is very fruity, lots of sticky sweet fruits + hops mixed with lots of candy sugar, sweet flowers, sticky but not in an objectionable way. Taste is lots of sticky candy sugar, sweet white bread, orange peel, cinnamon, sticky candy sugar, dried citrus peel, fruity sugar, esters & warming in the finish. I can see the sweetness getting to much but this is a very interesting. Candy sugar body, sweetness makes this one a sipper but an interesting one. kraddel (8576) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2013
Pours warm blonde
Big white head
Taste is grainy but damn sweet . Honey