Brouwerij Het Nest
Brewed at Brouwerij Anders!

Style: Belgian Ale
Oud-Turnhout, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Previously brewed at Anders

Schuppenaas (Ace of Spades) is our fourth beer named after playing cards. For this beer we are obviously inspired by the great "Orval". We use a different yeast for the first fermentation but like Orval the second yeast strain is a Brett. For Hops we chose this time for Tomahawk and Simcoe. Additional Simcoe is added as dry-hopping.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (4240) - Weelde, - NOV 25, 2012
hazy amber coloured body with an off white head and a spicy floral hoppy aroma a spicy hoppy fruity sweet taste with an alcholic bitter end

jybi (483) - FRANCE - DEC 3, 2017
Le Brett n'est pas facile à apprivoiser. C'est qu'elle est sauvage la levure. Et la brasserie Het Nest a su en partie l'apprivoiser avec une des meilleure, si ce n'est la meilleure brett au niveau de l'équilibre que j'ai pu déguster. Après cela, cette levure garde ses limites en terme d'expression des autres arômes, de variations et en terme d'ampleur en bouche. De sorte, les arômes tournent quasi exclusivement autour du Brett, avec ces arômes bien spécifiques de citron, pomme verte, terreux entre acidité et âpreté. Des arômes complémentaires d'orange et une pointe épicée sont toutefois à noter. En verre, ambré moyen légèrement voilé (EBU de 40) avec une mousse blanc cassée de 2 cm. Le nez est sur le Brett quasi exclusivement : citron, pomme verte, orange. A la dégustation nous retrouvons ces arômes avec une pointe d'épices. Cependant l'acidité est bien maîtrisée avec un bon élancement et une amertume qui donne une belle progressivité (EBU de 44). L'équilibre est bien maîtrisée avec un alcool bien adéquat. Les amateurs de Brett en seront ravis

Bosskie (961) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2017
Orange brown colour, weak head, white. Smell is orangy citrus, nice funkiness, hint of vanilla, flowers, slight bitterness. Taste is dry and minerals, iron, good fizz, salty, nice!

Kavu (5256) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2017
A taste from a bottle @ Belgian embassy of Finland. Pours hazy golden with a medium head. Aroma is slightly tart malts with some yeast. Flavor is sweet tart malts, fruits, yeast and a hoppy finish. Finally a beer that even remotely resembles Orval. Great.

JaKeAFC (1310) - ITALY - AUG 28, 2017
Bottle at billy’s, antwerp. Dark orange color big offwhite head. Funky smell. Aroma.is fruity with some caramel lots of grass, wood, furniture varnish, funky brett yeast. complex taste, with decent hops bitterness. Very nice orval style, it’s weird but savored and pleasing. Good.

Rubin77 (2752) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2017
F: medium size, beige, average retention. C: red/gold, hazy. A: brett-fruity, yeasty, hors-blanket, bit spicy, peach, cheese. T: dry fruity, brett, bit funky, spicy, peppery, bit woody, some notes are similar to Orval, very good and interesting, medium body and carbonation, 33cl bottle from Bierwinkel De Hopduvel in Gent.

MrW (771) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2017
Poured amber. Aroma is citrus and fruits. The citrus returns in the Taste as well. Aftertaste is rather bitter. Dry finish.

EvNa (609) - Ede, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2017
Bottle. Color: Amber, thick frothy off white head. Taate: Alternating sweet and sour notes, herby, fruity, hints of yeast. Lightly hints of caramel and hop, finish is more to the bitter side. Dry moithfeel. Tasting a bit like a fruity version of Orval. Pretty complex and unusual, but nice, taste for an amber.

kajser27 (2092) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 5, 2017
Clear, amber colored, medium off white head. Aroma is of some malt, brewing sugar, bit candy, caramel, fruity and spicy Belgian yeast. Taste is medium sweet malt, candy, brewing sugary, some caramel, moderate spicy bitterness, Belgian spicy yeast, bit peppery, dry finish, light alcohol, very faint funk. Medium bodied, average carbonation, oily. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

sjogro (5116) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2017
Another massive whale pops out of Maakun’s cellar, big thanks! Slightly hazy dark golden amber with thin head. Sweet malts, molten plastics, andives, dandelion. Light sweet and moderate bitter. Medium body. Light spiciness. Weird stuff. Orvals asshole maybe.

Maakun (6814) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2017
Bottle shared. Slight hazy golden with off white head. Some cardboard, apricot, light caramel and sweet malts, dusty herbs, grassy, light fruity hops, sweat. LOL at this being anything close to Orval. Light sweet and medium bitter. Just medium bodied. It’s not horrible but not very good either.

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