Anosteke - La Brasserie du Pays Flamand
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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
08-02-2014 19:31:55 | More by metter98
3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
03-16-2014 05:58:00 | More by TheBullsHorn
3.45/5 rDev -6%
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.
03-14-2014 23:28:19 | More by VelvetExtract
3.91/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
03-14-2014 03:02:46 | More by mwilbur
3.86/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
03-12-2014 22:51:05 | More by rdickey
3.69/5 rDev +0.5%
Nice hazy orange golden color with a thick three fingers head with good retention and leaving good laces.
Citrus aroma of oranges and pineapple with herbal and bubblegum notes, some candy sugar and bready malt.
Pineapple citric and bubblegum flavor with herbal, white grapes and sugary notes. Hints of Belgian yeast and green apples. A bit astringent aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Medium body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 8% abv is harmonic.
Faithful to style, a pretty decent Belgian IPA and made by French! The result in my opinion was superior to the average Belgian IPAs, being more balanced.
10-19-2013 18:14:34 | More by FLima
4.05/5 rDev +10.4%
A: pours a slightly hazy yellow with three fingers of white head that fades into a thin cap with a little lacing.
S: lots of Belgian spices, candy sugar, bubblegum, and light fruits. Sweet yeast notes toward the finish.
T: again spices up front with light fruits and candy sugar. The finish is yeasty with a slight piny bitterness from the hops.
M: medium-light body with high carbonation, this beer is light, crisp, and refreshing.
O: a good beer, overall. Not particularly hoppy, but it's still tasty and refreshing.
03-04-2012 01:59:07 | More by n2185
2.73/5 rDev -25.6%
Bottle from Simon and pixieskid. It came highly recommended.
Poured a nice light golden with a nice 2 fingers of head.
nose immediately jumps out. bubblegum. they didn't mention that... taste is much the same, bubblegum. seems like there is something wrong with this. They highly recommended this beer, and they have great taste, but this doesn't taste great. this is a fresh 750ml bottle.
Long Long Long story short, went back to talk to simon about this beer, and he called the brewery. Turns out that for their latest bombers they changed the yeast to a belgian yeast strain without mentioning it to anyone. I did get to try the regular (though it was a few months old) and it was much much better than the new bombers. So... this one can be a crap shoot. I dont know if they are going to keep with the bubblegum belgian yeast or the regular style, but lets hope they go back. I cant, in good conscience, review the bad or the good, so I will score it as a mix of the two. The regular is a decent beer, nothing to write home about, but good for a French IPA. The finish is clean and the 8% is not noticeable. The one with the belgian yeast tastes like bubblegum and is terrible.
05-21-2011 18:22:05 | More by crusian
British Columbia (Canada)
3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
Poured from a 33cl bottle into a snifter.
Appearance: Poured 1 finger of white head that didn’t last long. Went to a thin head. Alcohol lacing.
Smell: Alcohol smell, mod hoppy aroma, slightly citrusy.
Taste: hides the alcohol well with slight alcohol taste. Hoppy, toffee notes with a mildly sweet middle.
Mouthfeel: slightly oily, low carbonation. Dry towards the end.
Overall: I liked this a lot. Easy drinking, with a real Belgian feel to it. Impressive French beer.
05-18-2011 23:20:30 | More by Boozecamel
Anosteke from La Brasserie du Pays Flamand
83 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.