Flower Sour - 't Hofbrouwerijke

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BA SCORE
87
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: metter98 on 05-11-2014

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Photo of mwilbur
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a slightly hazed orange-brown with 1-2 inch off white head that quickly dissipates.
S: Definitely floral--chamomile and lavender are most apparent, sweet caramel malt, hint of red berries and apples, and a unique spice quality (cinnamon a la apple-cinnamon, ginger, and pepper). With warming, dandelions and brown sugar emerge. Wonderful nose.
T: Take the aromatics and layer this on top of a solid sour brown. More ginger ale here.
M: Smooth and a bit watery. Moderate soda fizz. Mildly sweet up front then turns more sour. ABV nearly imperceptible.
D: Wonderful aromatics on this one. The floral notes are excellent and work well together. Due to the immense floral nature, I find myself limited in sessionability. Certainly an interesting summer sipper.

Photo of Chico1985
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml split with Shock. Listed in the ingredients: dandelion, heather, camomile, lavender.

Appearance - Slow gusher when opened. Color is murky orange/brown with some settled flecks and an off-white head. A thick ring and spotty cap along with bits of lace are left by the end.

Smell - All signs point to this beer being a bit odd. Sweet tea, bubblegum, sweet tarts, lotion, cinnamon, scented soap, peppery lemonade? Outdoorsy leafy feel but not particularly flowery. Strange but certainly unique, I don't understand it, but gotta say I dig it.

Taste - More tartness here, really quite different from the smell, but probably just as strange. Lightly sour, lactic tones, spiced caramel apple, pear, candy sweetness, ginger ale, kind of a flanders and white wine feel to it. Some light earthy tones. Flowery kind of in an air freshener way.

Mouthfeel - Decent with pleasant carbonation. No noticeable alcohol, drinkability suppressed a bit from overall weirdness.

Overall - Pretty much sketchy and all over the place, what with the awful label/gushing/thick flecks/wtf flavor, not bad though, questionable yet somewhat pleasant and intriguing. It's nice getting surprised/confused by a beer, it's been too long.

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4/5  rDev +1.5%

In-Person trade with the kind folks of De Bierkoning while the wife and I were in Amsterdam last month (Sept 2014). 750ML bottle poured into a Tripel Karmeliet stemmed tulip glass.

Pours an unfiltered light copper hue (like a slightly golden Flanders Red if you will) - decent tan head that lingers, leaving nice lacing in my glass. Aroma is similar to a Flanders Red but with herbal spicy notes that you would normally find in an American Fall seasonal spiced ale. Flavor follows the nose - chamomile, dandelion, and lavender in perfect balance, although the lavender sticks to the palate beyond the other flavors - slightly sweet and malty, no noticeable hops in the mix, tart finish from the wild yeast. On the lighter end of medium bodied, good effervescence for the style, very drinkable and nice Belgian style beer for the Fall season.

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Flower Sour from 't Hofbrouwerijke
87 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.