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Anosteke - La Brasserie du Pays Flamand

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
La Brasserie du Pays Flamand visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Anosteké Blonde beer is a beer decidedly hoppy Flanders giving it a bitterness and a length incomparable mouth. The Anosteké Blonde has been awarded the gold medal at the Concours Général Agricole 2011. Anosteké = "tot anoste keer" expression of meaning in us "to the next"

(Beer added by: Jeffo on 04-15-2011)
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Photo of Chico1985
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ooo, big instantaneous gusher out of the 330ml, fun stuff. Lost a few ounces or so. Once poured into a glass it settled fine though. Hazy light orange with some floaties and a white head.

The style seems up in the air (Belgian IPA on here/Biere de Garde on the label), but to me it smells and tastes somewhat similar to a tripel - Belgian yeast, toasted bread, candi sugar, herbal+earthy tones, vanilla, light bubblegum. Taste brings out some more fruity hoppage and tame citrusy tartness. Kind of a big-feeling creamy mouthfeel with surprisingly low-end carbonation, not much alcohol presence here.

Whatever it is, judging it as a Belgian/French-style blonde ale of sorts, it's good but not something I'd particularly seek out again. Less hoppier than expected but pretty solid flavors and mouthfeel.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a a quarter finger high bright white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderately strong aromas of floral hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is packed with lots of flavors of floral and herbal hops and has some faint hints of peppery spices and bitterness towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and faintly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting Belgian IPA. It didn't have as much Belgian yeast flavors compared to other beers in the style, but has interesting aromas and flavors from the hops without much of any associated bitterness.

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3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is as advertised, a hopped up Bier De Garde that stands out in both respects. The apparent yeast and maltier undertones typical of Bier De Gardes dominates the nose and front of the palate, while bright grassy and citrus notes linger in the background. The initial sweetness of this beer, that is found in hints of honey and wild flowers, is stripped away with a sharp and refreshing bitterness as well as the lively carbonation. Overall this is an easy beer to enjoy although a little more harmony would go a long way.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a cloudy, yellowish color. Large, spongy head that fizzles away a bit, leaving circular lacing remnants.

S-Spicy Belgian yeasty notes. Some tropical fruitiness. A medicinal element to the nose as well. Maybe even some lime aromas.

T-Medicinal and tropical fruitiness. Noticeable, crackery sweetness. Almost tastes like there is some Brett in it. Spices and bubblegum. Somewhat juicy.

M-Well carbonated. Alcohol is hidden well. Not overly dry but there is some lingering bitterness.

O/D-It says Biere de Garde on the label so I don't know exactly what it is. It's a hoppier Belgian-esque brew. I wasn't very sold on it.

Photo of mwilbur
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear yellow with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch frothy white head. Excellent retention.
S: Earthy minerals, spicy citrus hops, toast (malt), lime, white pepper, and a hint of melon. Quite nice, especially for style.
T: Soft and moderately tart lime citrus, white pepper, earthy/funky minerals, melon, and a solid lightly toasted malt backbone.
M: Soft, creamy, and smooth up front. Turns dry and mildly bitter just before and in the finish. Nice lingering and maturing on the palate.
D: Excellent drinkability/sessionability. Particularly nice for style.

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3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, very pale gold into my tulip. A fluffy white head establishes itself on top and lingers, leaving scattered lacing.

Smell: The first things I get in the nose are white pepper and herbal atmospherics (for lack of a better word). Citrusy hops develop as the beer warms.

Taste: Wow – it’s way more hop forward than even the nose would suggest, and I guess the surprise level depends on whether you view this as a Belgian-style IPA or a hopped-up bière de garde. However you chose to view it, it’s a tasty beer. The hops are certainly the defining feature of the beer, but it’s quite balanced, with bready but not overly sweet malts balancing the hops and pepper notes from the yeast providing an extra pop.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Drinkability: If you were expecting a traditional bière de garde this will be a bit of a surprise, and perhaps not a pleasant one; however, drinkability is otherwise quite high.

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