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't Gaverhopke Zingende Blondine - Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke

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't Gaverhopke Zingende Blondine't Gaverhopke Zingende Blondine

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BA SCORE
87
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

06-21-2013 19:02:13 | More by Dreamer
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-25-2013 13:48:59 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-14-2011 08:32:16 | More by Jspriest
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a very tiny west Flanders brewpub (producing less than 10 barrel batches) comes Zingende Blondine. It's the first new beer since brewster Gundrun took over the brewing duties, and it was released in October of 2008.

The singing blonde pours a hazy golden body beneath a short but creamy head of white foam. The head retention is excellent, and it leaves short walls of solid lace that rise up at the edge of the glass. Very tiny bubbles, due to natural bottle-conditioning, race to the surface and help it to maintain its head.

The nose is yeasty, bready, a bit sour and vegetal, candyish, and a touch candyish and floral.

In the mouth its dextrinous medium body foams up readily, becoming pillowy soft and smooth.

The flavor is surprisingly complex, offering a combination of sweetness and piquant tartness. It's gently bready, lightly candyish, subtly spicy, fruity (apple, white grape, berry, soft plum), and floral and grassy. It's got just enough bitterness underneath the malt sweetness to keep it from becoming cloying, but its funkiness helps to ground it. It's musty, with some bar-room-floor sourness, and even some vinegar and vegetable. The alcohol is remarkably well-cloaked, and it never shows that it's almost 10%. A swirl of delicate spice and mildly grassy and straw-like hops appear in the finish, and then linger with a delicate coat of sugar and bready notes as it subsides.

Really, really interesting! Absolutely worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2009 23:58:40 | More by NeroFiddled
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A.K.A. Singing Blond

Pours a fogged in orange gold with a thin creme head. Mild sour nose. Fruit is also there. At first when I poured it I wanted to say it was apricots. But alas we have moved on to minor funk. Flavor is superb. Smooth. Mature fruit tones and sweetness. A slightly firm acidity barely appears. Minor funky. It's all mixed and mashed together beautifully though and seems to go funky on my mouth one time and then fruity the next. Just clings to the next bit of character and you get a real smooth ride of flavor. Feel has a carbonation that bites too much at the tongue, but it isn't enough to interfere with the flavor. Damn. This is good. I mean, really good. A must try. If you can't get this in your area, I'll trade you for it.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2009 23:03:26 | More by RblWthACoz
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bskrtz

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured cold from 11.2 ounce bottle to St Bernardus glass beer challis

A) Lively burnt orange soup. Lots of fine white carbonation. Very cloudy.

S) Sweet caramel, dark stewed fruit & citrus

T) Truly refreshing. Sweet malt dominates. Orange zest, apricot, honey, dates & very mild (if even present) hops.

M) Thick and well carbonated. Strong alcohol is barely noticable. Very smooth and sweet

D) Wow! I really enjoyed this beer, Sadly I suspect its going to be tough to find another here in Chicago.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 00:48:57 | More by bskrtz
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mikey711

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sometimes it is nice to go back to where you started with beer. When I first got into craft it was nothing but belgians for this guy, which was great because I lived near the Publick House at the time. Never had this one before so here goes.

A: Fast dissipating white soapy head that leaves no lacing and minimal foam behind. Somewhat cloudy and looks a bit like lemonade in the light.

S: Some crazy esters going on in here. It smells almost exactly like juicy juice white grape juice with its sweetness and dryness. Just one of the fruitiest smells beers I have ever encountered and I actually enjoy it.

T: Again lots of fruity esters. Grapes, green apples, pear. A slight pepper note is detectable as well. There is almost a tannic quality as well.

M: The flavors are rather mellow and the finish is dry. The body is light and a slight amount of booziness is detectable

D: As i mentioned, I used to drink nothing but belgian beers but have since broadened my palate. This one does go down like grapejuice but I dont think i could have more than one in a sitting

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2009 23:39:11 | More by mikey711
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at Abe's Cold Beer in Bethlehem. Judging by the number of reviews, this must gave just hit the shelves. I did a little digging and this beer was just introduced in Oct 08.

Poured a clear gold with an aggressive head and only turned hazy because I let a little sediment in. The aroma is an interesting mix wine vinegar, cider, and scented burning candles - in the sense that it reminds me of spiced wax if that makes any sense. The flavor has bit of orange peel, lemon juice, mild pepper. The finish if fairly balanced with subtle bitterness with light sour tang. Complex and easy to drink. Heck of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 01:56:15 | More by tempest
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-13-2012 01:17:07 | More by zonker17
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MythicHillbilly

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-22-2013 20:13:17 | More by MythicHillbilly
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dos258

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-19-2012 19:59:35 | More by dos258
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WindedIndian

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-16-2013 19:10:43 | More by WindedIndian
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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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fastsrt

New York

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured 11.2 ounce bottle in a wine glass

A: hazy, light gold, thin cap of foam.

S: fruity, tart,

T: slightly tart, with a funky finish

M: med carbonation finishes dry and mild

D: I have had some beers from this brewery and they are totally under the radar I feel that they make some world class beers this is a great tasting brew

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 06:24:00 | More by fastsrt
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beertunes

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as a gift after a friends recent trip to Frisco, thanks Stanzi. Poured into crystal tulip. Poured a semi-hazy golden yellow with just a thin white head that had OK retention and minimal lacing.

A lovely yeast, spice and slight fruit aroma glides into the nose. The flavors have all those aspects as well, with the fruit a bit more pronounced on the tongue than in the nose.

The body is wonderfully full and well-rounded. For a 10% beer, this beauty is far to easy to drink. I would love to have several, but, I only have the one bottle.

Overall, an extremely nice beer. If you see it, do not pass it by. I'm going to try to find more.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 21:44:00 | More by beertunes
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ddebals

Belgium

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

New beer at our pub since early april. Remarkably good. But pay attention: almost 10% alcohol, but you hardly remark it. It does not have that much body, but it surely has a delicate taste. I'm a bit more inclined for brown beers, but this one is really good, and not brown at all. Nice glass, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 08:48:28 | More by ddebals
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-16-2011 03:45:46 | More by bpfrush
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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-24-2012 15:48:13 | More by weonfire
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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
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rumorsofsurf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-20-2012 14:45:21 | More by rumorsofsurf
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-24-2013 14:32:21 | More by AngusOg
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-03-2012 02:47:37 | More by Hanzo
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-23-2013 20:33:07 | More by InspectorBob
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thatisgrossman

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-04-2014 01:08:40 | More by thatisgrossman
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whitehouse50

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-13-2013 13:55:08 | More by whitehouse50
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't Gaverhopke Zingende Blondine from Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke
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