Gageleer - Gageleer CVBA

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very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 9
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 07-01-2004)
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Photo of elNopalero
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a cloudy golden straw-tan with billowy foam atop of it. There’s a distinctly floral, honeyed, almost-pollen aroma. Flavor is light, delicate, and sweetly floral. I am not familiar with gale but I will forever associate it with this brew. No indication of the 7.5% ABV in the least. Light and crisp with a curious finish. This was delightfully delicious and an interesting alternative to hopped ales.

Photo of liquorpig
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of GRUUMSH
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice, smooth pale ale. Sweet tones stay constant. Mild bitter tone. Earthy. Definite spice tones evident. More of a rustic pale ale and pretty good at that. Glad I decided to take my time to check out a new store where I discovered this one.

Photo of dbellizzi
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Poured a golden-straw color with a nice puff of white head; nice retention and ample lacing. Organic aroma, spicy, woody, leafy, touches of indistinct fruit. Herbal and spicy on the palate, leafy and flowery, notes of fruit, tea, and yeast. Medium-bodied, smooth and easily drinkable, moderately drying. Very nice.

Photo of benfons
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy, orange colour, nice head

S: loads of fruit, something floral, some yeast; very different

T: same as the smell; peach, lychee, loads of flowers; bitter aftertaste; a little dusty

M: medium body, alcoholic, dry finish

O: interesting, different, but not my cup of tea

Photo of elafemina
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Flounder57
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.16 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass. Happy to have scored this marked down at Gordon's in Waltham, MA.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger puffy head that has reduced a little. It is a hazy orange yellow with some clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: apples, pears, vanilla, bready notes, Belgian candy aroma, and I am sure the gale in this beer is giving a specific aroma too.

Taste: everything mentioned above and nicely tasty too.

Mouthfeel: dry, smooth, medium carbonation, medium bodied, a little chewy, and easy to drink.

Overall: a solid BPA that I can add to the mix, but last week was the first time I have ever seen it. Might have to go back to Gordon's and buy more before they are off the clearance rack.

Photo of Crstumpf
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. A nice tart, refreshing beer that reminds me of something you'd want on a hot day on a patio. Nothing too crazy in terms of taste, and the 7.5% ABV is well hidden, but when you're at a place with 102 rotating taps you'll end up trying beers like this. Solid beer, although nothing to write home about.

Photo of Amp
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of gleemonger
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Philousa
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow, bright and cloudy at the same time. Very visible fermentation, big head that settles but stays around a while. Lots of light spices in the nose: coriander, some lavender, a hint of cinnamon/allspice. Some sweet honey, citrus, and maybe some wheat. Sweet, honey-like flavor up front. Some spices come through in taste as well. Very similar to the aroma, including the lack of bitterness. A bit tart, but not very bitter.This is a bit thick for such a light beer, which also makes me think there might be some wheat in this beer.

Very interesting. It's not quite a Wit or a Hefeweizen, but it's not really a typical Belgian Strong Pale. This would be really great on a hot summer day. I can see myself cracking one of these open after a good run.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a hazy honey. Head is large. Great retention. Interesting and abundant lacing patterns.

S-Honestly I first thought it smelled like marinating spices (mostly derived from a peppery aroma). Aside from that, there is some sweetness, some fruitiness, and a hard-to-describe note that must be 'gale' (not sure what gale is anyway).

T-The flavor is a bit more pleasant than the nose, but also displays the disjointed combination of flavors. It just doesn't really mix well for me. The flavors combat each other and do not flow down the same stream. Sweet but peppery. Herbal, like dandelion stems. Hard to describe.

M-Lots of carbonation. Medium bodied. Slippery.

O/D-Was not exceptionally pleasant. In fact, I did not really like this too much. It was a 'Tale of Two Sips' for me. The first sip I hated, the second I could have sworn I enjoyed, then the third I went back to hating. Amidst the confusion, I rarely found pleasure in this beer. But it was rarely offensive at any point.

Photo of skiofpinsk
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of salvo
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured hazy golden straw with tight bubbles. Light body and carbonation appropriate for the style.

Earthy, herbal, yeasty Belgian yeast gets funkier as the beer warms; freshly mown weeds over wet hay.

Taste is sweet and herbal: the Gale becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. Hops almost non-existent/imperceptible except for a slight warming at the end. Gale tastes herbal like tarragon, with some very mild citrus qualities. In the beer it heightens the Belgian malts and sweetness, laying on herbal quality. Sweet Astringent.

Overall, I really nice break from hop bombs and heavy beers. Would make a welcome addition to summer grilling.

Photo of BARFLYB
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap,

Gangleer looks very light in color boasting a very faint yellow with some white towards the edges. Looks like a wit bier. A nice whisp of bright white suds up top leaving rings down the glass. A nice amount of activity in the body. Smell is very geared to a hefeweizen IMO. I get a good bit of bananer with some faint wheat. A small dash of alcohol and some pale malts to round this out. Im wondering if the geen addition is bringing on that hefeweizen essence? Taste is pretty nice considering im not a huge banana fan. I get that, but I also get some light tropics with some wheat/earthy taste rounded out by slight grain and some Belgian yeast influence towards end. I don't get alot of alcohol, if any at all, it's pretty much buried. Feel is preety much light, if not a step above with alot of bubbles and activity on the mouth, not dead in any way. I could of easily drank a pint of this but not sure if I would go over that. This was a surprise from a brewery I never heard of.

Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the Biergarten in Jenks...

Pours straw colored with 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Superior lacing & good head retention

S: Oaky, sprucy^ lemony notes

T: Almost a gingerbread type flavor, dryness, some bitter/woody herbal notes up front. Herbal & honey malt notes, grassyness & just a smidge of pineapple as this warms. Finishes grassy, juicy with plenty of pineapple sweetness just a bit of ginger

MF: Medium bodied with creamy carbonation, nice balance

A decent one off type of Belgian Strong Pale Ale, not something I would to session on, but enjoyable none the less

Photo of rekel
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of 3leggeddub
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Daniellobo
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice if a bit generic herbal brew.

Presentation: 33 cl brown capped bottle. Light cream label with a soft yellow framing where a faint illustration of the herb accompanies the brew name and general details. Back offers a small general description and serving suggestions. Cap shows best by date of 09/09/12. Notes 7.5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Hazy pale gold pour, initial rich frothy head with lasting retention and surface memory, accompanied by rich lacing.

S - Very soft nose… Faintly herbal and sweet. A mere insinuation… As it settles and warms a honeyed herbal sense pushes up its profile.

T - The taste offers a longer expansion of notes but not much more… At least not initially. The gale herbal sweetness takes off softly and seals the range with an expanding bitter sense… with a nice closing peppery, almost minty herbal lingering touch in the tongue.

M - Medium body, and medium/soft carbonation that offers a smooth ride with a nice final tingle.

O - Nice herbal offering, pleasing if not particular remarkable.

Notes: I was hoping a more fragrant nose that is for sure but here it feels way subdued… While the Gale takes the role of hops, I was expecting that its role would also be more sensed in the aroma. Worth the try in any case...

Photo of musicman575
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very thick, white, spongey head tops the the pale, opaque, yellow beer. It looks like light honey in which the sugars have just begun to crystallize. Foam hangs some nice doilies from the sides of the glass.

Some cloves and yeast with lemon and honey in the nose. Also something dry, like slate or clay.

Tastes crisp and balanced and ever so slightly vinous with little sweetness. Phenols are heavy. A very medicinal botanical bitterness clings to the inside of the mouth and doesn't clear away very fast.

Leaves a dry feeling. Carbonation is perfect. A fine beer.

Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew poured out with a fizzy white head head on top that doesn't leave much retention or lacing. The color is a hazy yellow but still has some visibility to it. The smell of this brew is floral, citrusy and sweet smelling. The taste of the beer has a really interesting fruity flavor up front, some light lemon zest and a little bit of bready yeast. The mouthfeel of the beer was well carbonated and light bodied. Overall it's a very nice beer, very refreshing brew here. Well worth trying.

Photo of stakem
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stubby brown bottle, cap is stamped 18/11/11. Poured into a cervoise, this brew appears a lightly hazed color of gold. Around the edges it appears a clear yellow and through the body more of an orange. 3 fingers worth of frothy white head sit atop the brew composed of large bubbles. The cap retains well with an uneven cratered surface supported by constantly rising bubbles of carbonation. Patches and spots of lace cling to the glass.

The smell is sweet with a character that is immediately reminiscent of belgian candy sugar mixed with flowers. A little bit of sulfur is mixed with grass and other herbal hop elements. Overall not a bad smelling brew. As the brew warms up, more focus is set on the sweeter side of this brew and a scent almost like vanilla comes out. Very interesting and surprisingly lacking in yeast character.

The taste is lightly reminiscent of cheesy pilsner malt with an herbal touch of flavoring and mild bitterness. Some sips yield a faint grainy sweetness mixed with candy sugar suggestions that immediately turn herbal and bitter. It finish crisp with a mild note of sulfur. Only once the brew warms up does some fruity alcohol esters come out and the first indications of yeast spice is noticed once the glass is nearly emptied.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is fairly easy drinking with the alcohol very well integrated. As the experience goes on, the brew constantly mutates from being herbal and dry to lightly sweet and candy like. Very interesting and worth a try.

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87 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.