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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This beer was first made in 1999 for the village Wichelen (it was founded 825 years before). The beer was a great success and so now it is permanently available.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tderoeck (9327) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2014
15/III/14 - 33cl bottle @ 10de Zeelse Bierquiz - BB: n/a (2014-288)

Little cloudy yellow beige beer, creamy off-white head, very stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: yeasty, bit dirty, unpleasant touch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit yeasty start, bit sweet, sugary, dirty touch, very metallic, some spices, banana. Aftertaste: metallic, more metallic, bit spicy, some cloves, yeast y bitterness, some spices. I hate the very pronounced metallic flavour. Yuck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2009

Date: March 29, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, frothy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: light dry malt aroma, lots of spicy and floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of cereal grain character, spicy hops, touch of spicy phenolics to go along with the hops, light bitterness from the spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2009
A very special "thanks" goes out to Ed "daHammer" Hamrick for hauling this one all the way back from Belgium. Brewed to celebrate Wichelenís 825th anniversary, but the name also translates to "bum" or "beggar" beer. Okay, so Wichelenís infrequent socio-economic issues have brought woe, misery, and poverty to the region, but do they need a beer to remind them of that? Appearance: Pours a clear, bright, yellow body with a tall, remarkably lasting, white head. Smell: Faintly sweet pale maltiness wrapped in light notes of fruit and flowers. Taste: Delicate, crisp Belgian pale malts rounded out by a medium amount of sweetness and taste of honeysuckle. Subtle fruitiness. Soft floral hop character with a very light bitterness, just enough for balance, really. Lightly sweet fruitiness on the altogether clean, smooth finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Drinkability: A beer I could simply sit and drink all day as itís quite well-balanced and soundly refreshing. This is one bum I donít plan on shooing away!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2009
33cl bottle: Pours a transparent pale golden with a frothy well-lacing white head. Aroma of biscuity sweet pale malts and fresh grassy hops. Starts with an effervescent mildly sweet toasty pale maltiness and some good resiny citrusy hop bitterness before a drier crisp finish. A very drinkable, well-balanced and enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daHammer (60) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2009
I brought this back from Belgium. I was on a beer tour and our driver was from this village and brought a crate of this beer on the bus for us to drink. A. Light malt, earthy Belgian yeast, light hops App.Clear yellow-golden color with a thin white head F.Sweet malt, Yeast and ample hop flavor and bitterness. Short hoppy bitter finish. P. Medium light body, Smooth mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation O. Easy drinking blond ale with an assertive hop profile thst balances the malt perfectly. I should have brought more back with me!.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3276) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle, 33 cl. Yesterday 3 times tasted @ Schellebelle + Bruinbeke. Hazy golden color, with nice white head. Aroma sweet malts, hops, some fruits, hops. Medium body. Flavour: malts, sweet start, hops, fruits, bitter end. Refreshing on a warm spring day, like yesterday. Regular blonde, not bad.

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