Ypra - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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United Kingdom (England)
3.08/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
The label on this bottle claims that the beer is brewed by the Vermeulen brewery, however I can find no current information about this brewery online. It appears to have closed down many years ago, with the beer being contract-brewed elsewhere for sale in Ypres. Several sites mention that it is brewed by the Bockor brewery, therefore this listing is as good as any.
A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2013, so it's a little out of date. Picked up ages ago on a trip to Belgium (in a shop in Ypres IIRC), and stored in my garage. The label shows the town's famous cloth hall.
Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A deep orange-amber hue with plenty of chunky sediment and good carbonation. Some of the sediment looks like coagulated protein. Produces a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a thick surface layer. Aroma of sweet, fruity yeast with hints of mild banana, bubblegum, sugar and faint spice. A twinge of oxidation in the background. Not terribly inspired.
Tastes of fruity yeast esters with a dry finish. Notes of subtle banana, mild spice, sugar, stewed leaves, earthiness and cardboard. A hint of oxidation and harsh solvent in the background. Dry, with a lingering yeastiness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and decent body. Rather astringent, followed by an aftertaste of fruity yeast and acrid cardboard.
Meh - dull, though its age doesn't help matters. Looks OKish, but the aroma and flavour are yeasty and tinged with off-notes. Body is alright. Nothing special. I might re-review if I ever pick up a fresher bottle. No need to hunt this one down.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2013 00:18:34 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.53/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
Poured from the 330mL bottle into a branded tulip in a pub in Ypres, Belgium.
A: A cloudy pure ornage with a 3 finger offwhite head with great retention.
S: Subdued smell of light fruit and spices. Pretty typical, but good.
T: Light fruit and clove. Yeast kick at the end. Again, typical but not bad.
M: Slightly rough and very carbonated, making this one somewhat harsh, but the light yet pleasant taste makes this a pretty well-drinkable beer.
There are many better pales out there.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2010 20:01:04 | More by BucBasil
Ypra from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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