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't Gaverhopke Zingende Blondine - Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke

't Gaverhopke Zingende Blondine't Gaverhopke Zingende Blondine

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BA SCORE
87
very good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 62
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.7%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Also called "Singing Blonde".

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 03-19-2009)
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Reviews by wschmit:
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wschmit

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle into Duvel tulip.

A: A very hazy straw-colored body supports a very bit of fine white head that quickly fizzled out. The barest ring remains, though there's some active carbonation in the body, and this did foam over a bit.

S: Tartness and brett on the nose, very pleasant. More acetic than lactic acid, and the brett is more on the order of Orval than something truly barnyard-ish. Some wheat towards the end. Quite pleasant, better than I expected.

T: Good lemony, orange tartness, balanced by a nice fruity sweetness that aids but does not overwhelm. Next to no hopping. Some mild yeasty bread flavor in the end, but really this strikes me as juicy, in a good way.

M: A nice full body, but not thick. I think the carbonation is low, but appropriate to that juiciness mentioned above, and not a trace of alcohol to my palate. Suits the warm weather, despite the ABV.

O: This is pretty good. It was about 5 bucks for the bottle, and given its high ABV but easy drinkability, it's worth that to me. I'd get it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 04:21:07 | More by wschmit
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