Wandelpad - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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Reviews by kevanb:
3.94/5 rDev +7.9%
375ml bottle poured into a Block 15 Belgian Style glass.
It pours a darker copper color, hues of orange and straw when held to the light, fairly murky with lots of bubbles rising to the top of glass. A big, fizzy white head rises from the glass but recedes quickly leaving behind a a slight film and minimal to no lacing. The aroma is of pale cereal grain, funky yeast, fruit esters with some light floral notes a bit of banana from the yeast comes out as well. Sweet fruit pops out on the tongue, banana with a bit of tangerine citrus, there is a light floral character behind the fruit and it finishes with a touch of funk and a bit of light grain. The body is quite lively, very bubbly on the tongue, not too abrasive on the finish but it's not as smooth and silky as I'd like.
Verdict: A pretty solid Belgian pale ale from Block 15. While the aromas and flavors are rather simple, the balance is nicely executed. Definitely an enjoyable beer for anyone who enjoys this style.
03-02-2013 03:36:05 | More by kevanb
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3.68/5 rDev +0.8%
Thanks to anadune for this extra! Pours a deep-ish orange color; highly opaque throughout the middle, only showing some mild translucency at the very edges when held into the light. Looks like a darker, dirty wheat beer. A big, foamy, white head piles up and leaves some delicate lacing on the glass.
Wow, the aroma on this is quite different, and I almost don't even know to explain it. I normally laugh when people use this descriptor, but I think it actually smells a bit like cat piss. Is that weird? Lots of funky yeast with some zesty hops and twinging lemongrass. There's a light apple-like sweetness in the back, follow up by some more wet-wood and barnyard funk. There's a big-time vegetal, weedy, and "green" aroma that's pestering my nostrils and kind of hard to really put my finger on. Lots of stuff going on. Lot's of "unique" stuff.
The taste starts out crisp thanks to the heavy carbonation with a very, very lightly tart undertone that quickly transcends into a spike of bitterness that hits the back of the tongue with some force. Lots of grassy hop and funky yeast flavors playing back and forth off of each other. Dry leaves and grass are joined by some light fruitiness; pears, apples, apricots. The aftertaste is dominated by the funk - musky hop, musty cellar, cork, wet wood, barnyard. The crispiness lasts into the aftertaste with a light, bitter fade away.
Wasn't expecting much out of this, and maybe that was a good thing. It was definitely unique and overall pretty enjoyable. Some strange aromas and flavors that I don't know if I was completely down with, but the hefty helping of funk was a nice addition.
03-05-2013 22:13:37 | More by tectactoe
4.2/5 rDev +15.1%
Huge thanks to Rathakem for this Block 15 extra!
375ml bottle with pressure cap.
poured into Block 15 tulip glass.
Appearance: orangish yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head. head drops slowely to a thin cap.
Smell: This smells like a saison. bready and slightly sweet wheat malts. honey. citrus and fruity. Oranges, bananas and a hint of lemon.
Taste: Malts start off with wheat malt sweetness and grainy/cereal malt. Orange peel and lemon peel. Bananas. Belgian yeast that has both bubblegum and fruity ester flavors. Mild hop bite that is floral and herbal, almost minty at times. Definately a lemongrass note in there as well. Its even got some banyard funk going on.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp and lively carbonation. Refreshing and drinkable beer. Semi-dry finish.
Overall: Havent drank too many beers from the beers style of belgian pale ale. I really liked this Block 15 offering. This beers is like an APA with belgian yeast and a saison influence. Great summer time beer. This beer is seriously under appreciated.
05-05-2013 05:18:00 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
On tap at the recent Hop and Vine event.
The beer pours a peachy gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is exotic and impressive in this one, as I pick up considerable ranier cherry, orange honey, apricot, mango and light vanilla. The flavor profile generally replicates the nose, but isn't quite as intense or impressive. However, there's some nice bitterness on the finish, that tends to bouy the tropical fruit in this beer very nicely. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, the finish is dry, crisp and refreshing (although I still pick up considerable tropical fruit on the finish as well). Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is pretty good.
An interesting take on the style. I liked it.
02-18-2013 17:16:47 | More by John_M
3.95/5 rDev +8.2%
I picked up a 375ml bottle at Belmont Station in Portland. Bottle opened on 8.4.12.
A - Pours a light, golden-orange with a one inch pure white head.
S - Wheat, lemon, hops, and some yeast.
T - Sweet wheat and lemony.
D - Great carbonation with a light body. ON the sweeter side, but no overly so.
O - Light and refreshing. Crisp. I enjoyed this one.
08-10-2012 05:37:25 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.83/5 rDev +4.9%
massive thanks to Rathakem!!! enjoyed from a block 15 snifter.
a - brew pours a transparent yellow orange with a thin fizzy head that fizzled away quick leaving a thin skin of bubbles on the surface with a ring of bubbles hugging the glass. no real lacing to speak of aside from a few rogue lines of bubbles. visible carbonation can be seen and swirling the glass definitely builds up some activity on the surface.
s - orange peel, currants, clove, some banana...earthy sweet belgian yeast. heavy on the candied sugar and pilsner malts.
t - rather pilsner like with some belgian sweetness. what seems as a sweet overkill in the nose is actually quite balanced on the taste. some fruitiness in the vein of tangerines with lemon. quite nice and keeps me coming back for more. wheat.
m - fizzy. a bit thin for the style.
o - overall a decent interpretation of a belgian classic. definitely lacks the creaminess that i typically look for in a belgian style brew, but the flavor is really nice. the nose was definitely heavy on the sweet side, but the flavor comes through with much more balance. definitely tows the line on a wheat beer a bit. definitely interesting that a year round bottle offering has so few reviews compared to some of the more limited releases.
12-08-2012 05:03:13 | More by cosmicevan
Wandelpad from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.