tderoeck (10682) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2017
24/XII/16 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BBE: 2017 (2016-1486) erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2016
Clear amber beer, small aery off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, bit sourish, oxidized, orange peel, malty, bit spicy. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, oxidized, caramel, honey, orange peel. Aftertaste: sweet, spicy touch, alcohol, little bitter.
Witbier huh... Right... Barley wine like, steering amber malts, sweet pound cake, raisin, lots of alcohol. Far from refined. Strong taste, alcohol heat. I happen to be a sticker for those type of beers, but I can’t call it very well developed or balanced or evena great plan. Almost feels like a tasty accident. Regardless, I enjoyed it surely. Oh and please do something about those labels. Taking about amateurish! (33 cl bottle from Belgian Beer Shop Leuven) Ysok02 (1920) - Mons, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2016
Robe ambrée, peu de mousse. Nez caramel, épices, céréales, assez peu complexe. Bouche à l’attaque ample, marquée par l’alcool, le caramel domine, la bière manque de fraîcheur. Une bière dissociée qui ne ressemble pas du tout à une Witbier. Alengrin (5902) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2015
Another White Pony beer made at Gaverhopke, so I carefully open this over the sink - and indeed, heavy gushing once again. What is left, is a cloudy, peachy, brownish coloured beer with a thin, moussy, egg-white head retaining primarily on the edges - carbonation clearly has escaped along with the foam. Aroma, as is often the case with this beer company - and this brewery, for that matter - has a lot of ’animalistic’ odours; I get suggestions of fermenting peaches, rotting pear, baker’s yeast, dried orange peel, sourdough, brandy, canned pineapple slices, rose hip, cooked chicken, FFF (freshly fermented farmland), wet earth, sweet cashew nuts, lots of coriander, overripe mango and quite a lot of it, yellow curry paste, bread crust, some banana, soapy wheat and apple cake along with medicinal phenols (cough syrup, band aid); I also get the clear, rusty sweetish smell of oxidation, so this bottle is clearly far from fresh. Sweet flavour, rounded and full, very estery, peach, mango, banana, hint of passion fruit, soft carbo (because, as stated above, the carbon dioxide has literally fled the bottle upon opening), lightly sourish (citrus peel), deep soapy and sourish ’wheatiness’, very yeasty with a bready, powdery effect, a bit thinned by age probably, caramelly malt sweetness with a light nutty touch, persisting into the finish where it gets the company of not only increased ’powder yeast’ but also a resinous coriander ’bittersweetness’ and a deep, very earthy (dull), herbal hop bitterishness, providing more structure than actual bitterness, and a glow of warming, armagnac-like alcohol appearing too quickly but luckily not causing too much burn; the unmistakable oxidation returns retronasally. Older bottle indeed, but of a 9.5% ABV beer, I would expect more cellaring potential. The overall taste confirms my assumptions of bacterial infection - and I am gradually beginning to hate Gaverhopke for it. I am very much bothered by the fierce gushing and the fermentation gone out of control, releasing a bomb of unpleasant phenols, depriving the liquid from its carbonation and making it a worn-out remainder of its former self. Could be better when young I suppose, but I won’t bother if this is the result I get after only a couple of years of cellaring. In terms of style, I guess this is a ’wheat wine’ - making me ponder if we, at Ratebeer, should not start recognizing this as a style separated from barley wine, like our friends at Beeradvocate do... wekker84 (2560) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma wheat spicy herbs citrus and some hops flavor wheat spicy citrus fruits coriander and some hops
marcogrind (107) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 7, 2014
Light amber, nice foam. Nose is fruity and citric. Taste is spicy, fruity and citric. Well balanced, just a bit too alchoolic but nice Maltomatto (18) - - OCT 1, 2014
Una blanche ambrata, che di blanche ha un bel naso citrico con note di buccia d’arancia, ma che per il corpo e le note calde ricorda molto più le strong ales. mikske79 (1753) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2014
Een bier dat niet veel speciaals is. Zowel de geur als de smaak is niets speciaals. Tegenvaller KoNrRiI (1720) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2014
0.33 bottle. Hazy, dark amber color and a small, yellowish head. Weirdly sour aroma of plums, peaches, and various other fruits with skunky notes; a little bit of syrup and herbs. Taste is also a tad sour though not as much and has some weird flavors like cough drops and herbs. Medium body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is really pleasant at first but gets worse with time as some flavors remain whilst others fade thus making it completely unbalanced. Overall the beer is mediocre at best and should not be recommended. Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Dark golden color with a small white head. nose: sugar, syrup, heavy malts, herbal, sourish touch in the nose. all in all, feels like a comolex nose, but still, cant convince me that all. taste: is citrus, fruity, and a lot of alcohol, punch, kicks in the ass. MF is a bit creamy, Finish is bitter, alchol warming. This beer is a day job. Nasty indeed, but feels a bit too much of the good. But, I am impressed.