't Gaverhopke Zingende Blondine - Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke
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Reviews by jlindros:
4.2/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Acquired in a great trade pair with dfclav.
Pours a very fizzy light head that hits about 1 finger, then fades to almost nothing quickly, a hazy golden orange carrot colored beer, with light yeast chunks as I poured a little too quickly.
Nose of light Belgian malts, a cross between a saison and tripel mostly, lots of light Belgian malts like tons of them, nice Belgian yeast aromas with some light fruits of apple, apricot, and pear, a light fruity hop base is there too somewhere but detectable, no real booze though, then a very slight tart fruit like aroma too.
Taste starts with light Belgian malts, a light wheat almost flavor but lots of Belgian malts, fruits up the wazoo bringing more apple, pear, apricot, light citrus tangerine and nectarine, etc, some light sweet candi sugar and apple sauce, a very light citrus and tropical hop kick, the candi sugar gives a definite Belgian feel with some sweetness and touch of warming booze, and a very light tart light acidic taste. Finishes a bit drier but not much, lingering tart fruits, Belgian yeast fruits, light candi sugar and warming booze, little sticky, and lingering bitterness.
Mouth is med bodied with quite a bit of carbonation, maybe even more than necessary, and a bit of warming booze.
Overall it's pretty good, nice Belgian malts and yeast, as well as light candi sugar and sweet flavors, lots of fruits both bright fruits and light tart flavors, it's pretty tasty, a bit of warming booze and the fruits are a little much though.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2011 00:27:03 | More by jlindros
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3.73/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy, straw/gold color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of grapes, tartness, hint of hops, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of sugar. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp, crisp, and an average carbonation level. There is also a tartness and slight dryness present. Tastes of grapes, tartness, slight pale malt, hint of hop, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, good tartness, decent body, and mostly dominated by grape flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
05-01-2013 13:43:56 | More by Tone
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a cloudy dull gold color into my Chimay chalice. Lots of floaties add to the cloudiness. The delicately bubbly white head is small and fades fast. Smell is pretty good....Belgian yeast, light fruit and pepper. Taste is similar. I have a bad habit of not waiting for the beer to warm up before sampling. In this case, I missed out on the yeast flavor (some Tripels and other Belgian beers that I like have an almost cheese like aroma and flavor from Belgian yeast).
When the beer was warmer, this very welcome flavor became apparent. In the meantime the apples and pears, slight hops bitterness and touch of pepper took care of the first half of the bottle. The other flavor that kicked in towards the end was a little sourness. This provides a nice counterbalance to the fruit sweetness.
Mouthfeel is rich like a Belgian should be. Alcohol presence is minimal despite the 9.8% abv. Complexity makes this interesting.
Well worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2012 02:15:01 | More by JayQue
4/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy light golden amber with lots of white floating particles. Fine two finger white head with good retention, lots of carbonation and lacing. Aroma of light fruit, Belgian yeast, coriander with light bready malt, slightly vinous and sour. Flavor is interesting, starting with sweet fruit juices and Belgian yeast and spices, then changing to a dryer, slightly sour and wine like finish, but with some light sweetness residual at the back of the tongue. Body is medium with nice creaminess. Warming. A very nice Belgian with a very interesting flavor progression. I will get this again.
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2012 03:23:11 | More by LiquidAmber
't Gaverhopke Zingende Blondine from Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke
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