Noblesse Extra Ordinaire - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
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Reviews by ATLbeerDog:
3.55/5 rDev -4.3%
From a 22.4oz bottle with a best before date of NOV. 12
Pours a cloudy dark straw yellow/orange color with a huge frothy three finger almost white head that is very slow to recede. Smells of lemons and peaches supported by mild malts comprise the nose. First sip is super sweet malts that is followed by welcomed spice notes, citrus, and mild hops. The tastes finishes bitter. Mouthfeel is excellent as it is slightly over carbonated but not close to being a fault. The 7% ABV works well.
06-16-2012 21:25:43 | More by ATLbeerDog
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United Kingdom (England)
3.39/5 rDev -8.6%
A 330ml bottle with a BB of May 2014. Purchased ages ago at the GBBF 2012 and subsequently stored in my garage. Although the BA listing describes it as a Belgian IPA, the label doesn't give much away so I will reserve judgement....
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy orange-amber hue with visible sediment and good carbonation. Produces a huge head of creamy off-white foam with good retention; this slowly subsides to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of fruity yeast esters with hints of grainy malt, husks, mild caramel, yeast esters, subtle spice, a twinge of piny hops and stewed leaves. Mild oxidation and a touch of alcohol in the background. Not too bad.
Tastes of fruity yeast esters and hops with a bitter finish. Notes of grainy caramel malt, yeast esters, mild spice, a hint of pine, stewed hops, faint husk and earthiness. A subtle booziness in the background along with a suggestion of oxidation. Well-attenuated, followed by a vaguely resinous bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with effervescent carbonation and good body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of stewed hops, earthiness and fruity yeast esters.
Well, it's alright but a bit hard to place. Some mild pine gives an indication that this might have been hoppier when fresh. Looks pretty good, while the aroma is yeasty and balanced. The flavour is less pleasing - yeasty and faintly hoppy but with hints of oxidation and off-notes. Nice body. OK, but I should probably have drunk this sooner. Nevermind; perhaps I can try it again in the future.
05-17-2014 00:02:25 | More by jazzyjeff13
2.98/5 rDev -19.7%
Bottle: Poured a hazy bright hay color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of semi-sweet Belgian-style malt with some weird floral hoppy notes. Taste is also dominated by semi-sweet Belgian-style malt with some weird dominant hops notes with some fruity flavours and some weird herbal notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Not sure that herbal and lemony notes form the hops is a great addition to this beer.
11-30-2012 16:01:53 | More by Phyl21ca
4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
Looks orange with a beige, sticky head.
Smell of caramel and candy sugar. A bit of apricot or peach, citrus. Faint smell of pine as well. Cut grass. Fresh. I'm expecting sweetness.
Taste is indeed pretty sweet, but there's a good deal of hop bitterness also.
This beer has a very quick and clean finish. It's almost light, but even at 7% the alcohol is well covered.
Overall it's a good product. Not as full flavoured or complex as some ipa's i've tasted, but it's a decent drink.
10-05-2012 10:05:21 | More by RuudJH
4/5 rDev +7.8%
Picked this up at the Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar after an awesome brewery tour. Cloudy copper-amber pour with a one finger pure white head with nice retention and great lacing. Very pleasant and unique fruity nose with hints of caramel, butterscotch, bread and tangerine. The taste is unique as well, especially for the style. Great balance between the flowery hops and the sweet caramel malt. Hints of tangerines, white pepper, pine, and a touch of Brett. Very creamy yet tangy mouthfeel with a smooth, ever so slightly bitter finish. Another great beer from De Dochter!
03-21-2012 18:39:18 | More by beerdrifter
4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
A Belgian IPA sounds good to me. The beer pours an orange color with a quick settling head.
Smell is not too strong. Faint hoppy smells with a nice, but reduced, flowery and fruity yeast. Maybe some coriander, or this must be the Chouffe strain, which produces these flavors.
Taste is nicely balanced. The bitterness is spot on and combines nicely with the light hoppy taste. The hops taste European and have a spicy and bit resiny taste. The yeast character is more pronounced than in the smell, but it's still mild. The fruity taste combines well with the beers hoppy taste.
Further down the glass, the bitterness develops into a bit more bitter, bit the balance remains perfect. A great brew, without being extreme or aiming at something American for that matter, this is a solid example of a Belgian inspired IPA.
04-22-2012 15:09:50 | More by Absumaster
4.6/5 rDev +24%
Cloudy gold, white head with good lacing, yeasties at the bottom.
Smells bready with some sweet fruits, sweet sugar
Tastes of citrus hops. Sweet fruits, a bit of bitterness on the end. So balanced though. Citrus is the dominant flavor. some pepper.
Mid - low carbonation, mouthfeel of citrus bitterness lingers for a while
This is a great belgian IPA. Probably the best one I've had actually. I wasn't overly in love with the normal Noblesse, but this is perfect.
11-19-2011 22:34:53 | More by lanbewardin
4/5 rDev +7.8%
22oz bottle (best before 11/2012) into a tulip.
A bit of a gusher uopon popping the cap... Pours a slightly hazy golden-amber w/ a rich fluffy creamy head, ample carbonation.
Aroma is spicy Belgian yeast, tropical fruity sweet caramel malt, butterscotch.
Taste follows nose: sweet candi sugar, caramel, butterscotch, mandarin orange, spice, & a hint of yeasty funk.
Mouthfeel is creamy but also seems a little flat and dull.
Overall an interesting, pretty complex beer that I enjoyed despite a few setbacks.
02-27-2012 02:23:45 | More by draheim
2.73/5 rDev -26.4%
Look: pours an golden-amber color with a white head
Smell: grain malts, with some pine and floral hops
Taste: sweet malts and fruity (orange, peach) with some bitter hops in the aftertaste. Tastes a bit like sugar is added to this brew.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, medium mouthfeel
Overall: too sweet for an IPA and I miss the balance in this beer
07-02-2011 10:05:28 | More by rvdoorn
3.39/5 rDev -8.6%
Milky orange color with a head with medium retention and a fair amount of particles.
Initial aroma of hay with notes of pine and malt sweetness. In general, a bit awkward.
Original flavor, quite condimented with predominant acid orange notes. Hints of booze.
Medium body with medium carbonation and tiny bubbles.
Somewhat this is a mix of a slightly hopped and yeasty Belgium IPA with a mild citric tartness.
11-29-2013 18:29:38 | More by FLima
3.58/5 rDev -3.5%
I scored this 330ml bottle at the brewery itself during an early October visit with Brabander. Cost was in the €2.00-2.50 range. Label says best by May 2014.
Poured all, save about 1oz of yeasties, into a small DT tulip. It is a bright, clear, medium-golden color, and has some scattered, slow-moving carbo. Head is wispy, thin and white, with only a touch of lacing. Smells lightly sweet and a bit fruity, as in apricots or tangerines. Has a good feel, mostly medium and fairly smooth.
Flavor is only a touch sweet, with light citrus fruit present before heading into pithy, bitterness. It's really rindy and a smidge on the harsh side, imo. A decent brew but not a keeper. Prosit!!
3.58/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
11-28-2012 22:05:48 | More by Bierman9
3.99/5 rDev +7.5%
Had this one right after the regular Noblesse.
Pours dark orange, two finger creamy head that pops away to just a bit of lace, not in any hurry tho.
There's a clear hoppier smell that in the regular one, with sweet peach, some tangerine and a bit of pine covering up the Belgian fruity esters. Hint of smoke remains, reminding of smoke apricots, so does floral honey and some spices.
Tastes pretty different, also a bit complex. There's tangerine jam, juicy peaches and honey in the first sip, so quite sweet. Grains follow, spicy grass, some pine, faint coriander and Belgian spiciness (pinch of pepper too). Smoke is felt a bit after the hoppy finish, sharing the aftertaste.
Medium body and carbonation.
Hops seem to cover up the nice stuff the regular Noblesse had, tho it's nice bringing the fruitiness that that one lacked. That's probably why i prefer this one.
06-15-2014 10:26:28 | More by dcmchew
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
a rather hopped Belgian blond style beer that had that nice foamy presence when popped. of slow lurking head coming out of the bottle. quite a distinct Belgian carbonation at first that dissipates as you drink it. a bit cloudy sediment with a head of three fingers. orange blossom with the dingy amber brown sub tones of the murky in the beer. nose definitely of centennial hopping and pine forest brisk with a pineapple fruit that becomes more pronounced on the palate. beer is quite dry and herbal floral and has a nice mild sweetness and breadiness. dry rosemary, thyme earthy and a subtle black pepper with bitter mesh well with the fruit. a great beer.
01-22-2011 22:47:19 | More by rtepiak
2.78/5 rDev -25.1%
22.4 ounce bottle - $9.99 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia. Best Before End: Nov 2012.
Appearance: Heavily clouded, orange-golden body with a foaming, rocky, off-white head. The bottle was not exactly a gusher, but, still, there was a steady surging foam over-flowing the bottle.
Smell: Hard butterscotch candies, malted wheat, a generous dusting of blood orange-flavored drink powder, and dried pine sap with a firm, fragrant backing of menthol-like florals.
Taste: Butterscotch brushed bready malts and straw-hinting wheat malt, though it's never overly sweet, as the spicy hops, resins, orangesque citrus character, alcohol, mentho-lyptus phenols and a rubber band snap of carbonation balance things out. Medium-plus bitterness. Moderate acidity. More alcohol, fruit, and now some black peppercorn on the back half. Drying, zesty, foamy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. High carbonation. Slightly oily texture to the mouthfeel.
Overall: Extra Ordinaire? I dunno. It's Extra Something, alright.
03-27-2012 03:39:34 | More by ChainGangGuy
Noblesse Extra Ordinaire from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
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