Lupulus - Brasserie Les Trois Fourquets
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Reviews by StJamesGate:
3.89/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Cafe Gollem, Amsterdam.
Cloudy blonde with cratered head.
Loads of musky, skunky, grassy hops on the nose.
Sourdough and whole grain loaf, a coriander herbal hit, and lemon rind hops.
Grainy end and hay linger.
Lt-med and round.
Good blonde qualities but with stupid amounts of hoppiness; I wouldn't have pegged this as any kind of tripel. (Where's the yeast?) Delivers on the name but without being a Belgian IPA, either. A crisp, grassy Belgian pale ale.
Serving type: on-tap
08-02-2013 11:47:42 | More by StJamesGate
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
interesting beer here, the hop heavy side of belgian brewing. very pale pour, almost white, frosted wheat color, some yeast clouding it up, but heady and as lacy as any beer. huge snow drifts of foam on the edges of the glass the whole way. the nose has a little hops to it, not much bitterness, but a light fruity thing happening. the base beer is light, amazing its as strong as it is, hard to get that from it. its got the classic belgium green bottle skunk to it, i don't know why they all keep using them, but its off a little from that and its not old. light malt base, i have to believe there is wheat in this, probably some belgian pils too. the yeast is light. not as ester heavy as others, but picks up where the hops leave off, drying it right out. its shockingly strong for how light it is, but not as hoppy as i expected at all. its real simple, elegant beer, but the stale green bottle thing is a killer for me. i can see this being amazing on tap at the brewery.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2014 17:08:38 | More by StonedTrippin
3.83/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that took a long time to die down and consistently left a short head covering the surface and thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peppery spices are present in the nose along with some hints of yeast.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts out somewhat spicy and seems to transition to notes of pale malts and hints of alcohol. The spices reappear and linger through the finish.
M: It feels quite dry on the palate and not that heavy (a light- to medium-body is perceived) because a high amount of carbonation seems to lighten things up. The spiciness seems to prickle your tongue a little.
O: By the taste of alcohol, you can definitely tell that this beer is strong, but the high amount of carbonation helps to lighten up the body and make this a little more in the way of being drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 02:31:15 | More by metter98
3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
So... This beer is pretty wild. And confusing. Pours the cloudy blonde shade with a bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. The smell isn't too aggressive. Citrusy hops but with minimal presence. The taste is more impressive. Sleek and crisp hops that cut your palate like a finely sharpened samurai sword. Minimal finish but it isn't terminal, at least in this case. A good beer that really makes minimal sense. All I know is.... this is not a tripel. If I was calling it anything I would call it Belgian strong pale ale. But it might not even be that exactly with this weird hop character. THe GF is pickin up white wine and I think that makes sense especially considering the crispness of the hops. A distant cousin of a refined dry riesling with extensive carbonation and hop character. Whatever I give up. Cheers.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2014 04:59:15 | More by Howler89
Lupulus from Brasserie Les Trois Fourquets
85 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.