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't Gaverhopke Extra - Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke

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't Gaverhopke Extra't Gaverhopke Extra

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BA SCORE
87
very good

177 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 15.17%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 08-17-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Rihup, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

nyrblue2, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

InspectorBob, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BartMcStout, May 01, 2013
Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

samEBC, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an outstanding beer. Who knew it was 12%? So easy going down. I could drink a hundred of these. The sour flavors, while clear, are still pretty subtle compared to other typical Belgian strong flavors: malts, fruits, etc. This is so well done, smooth, almost aged in flavor. I don't find it as "unsual" as others. Just a superb, well-made, strong, yet easily drinkable, complex beer. A triumph. (I sound like a movie critic.)

Beer-A-Lot, Apr 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Casey3236, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of beerloverofbham
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Slightly sour smell--almost reminding me of apple cider vinegar. A rich, cloudy brown with a very slight white head that disappears rather quickly. Drinks almost flat, but I don't really mind. No lacing whatsoever. Taste starts sour with apple, plum and raisins coming through before moving into an earthy middle, characteristic of Belgian yeast. An exceptionally dry finish to this beer with only the most subtle hint of booziness that occasionally plagues other quads. I like it, but I tend to like sour tastes in just about every style. Would have liked more mouthfeel and aroma, just more carbonation in general. Still, a sour quad...delicious.

beerloverofbham, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of cjoc83
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the Flying Pig in Malvern, PA. Pours a murky brown color with a good bit of yeast sediment floating around in it. The off-white 'head' could barely form into a cap before fizzling out quickly.

Sweet, tart cherries and currants jump out first in the nose, with some more typical quad characteristics following behind; sugar plum, rum-soaked raisin, brown sugar and dark, biscuity malt. A little booze.

Was advertised on the Flying Pig bottle list as a "sour quad" (even though it's listed as a bsda here), and this definitely delivers on the tartness! Tart, acidic cherries and plums with a slight vinegar note give way to pumpernickel bread, raisin, brown sugar, and biscuity, bready dark malts. Pretty great stuff!

Fairly high carbonation for a quad, but still maintains a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Very drinkable despite the high ABV. Dry finish with some alcohol warmth that's pretty mild for a 12% quad.

I love sours. I love quads. This combines the best of both. I wish this was more readily available!

cjoc83, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

jcoulighan, Feb 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

JeffTheJuice, Feb 19, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

calcnerd, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of MaineBrewing
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - beautiful amber with chunks of suspended yeast. Big bubbles in the one finger quick to dissipate off white head. Apparently well carbonated.

S - dark candied fruits, raisens, wet tarp, alcohol is apparent as a soapy characteristic. Ver sweet with a nice malt presence.

T - nice sweet malt forward taste, alcohol well hidden for 12%. Hints of raisin, prune/plum, slight must with a twinge of sour a nice nice pepper-ness in the finish.

M - high carbonation and light body for such high gravity, almost a little too light and watery of a mouthfeel.

O - I can't tell this is 12%, it also is a little lacking in flavor intensity and complexity. Or maybe that is a good thing and this is just a big easy drinking beer. Either way this is good and for the price i would go for it again.

MaineBrewing, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

laurastradford, Jan 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Demosthenes503, Dec 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

THEGENERALISMO, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

girlmeetsbeer16, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

33cl bottle @ the Diester Bierfestival on 20 Oct 2012, labelled as 'Den Twaalf.'

Dirty washing up water brown: scummy head, not a good start.

Strange farmyard esters: fruity, yet with a grubby feel to the smell.

Semi-sour moving towards vinegarous in the taste and mouth feel: did I try a bottle with a yeast infection? No according to a couple on my table it had been the same when they'd had it elsewhere and many months before. Tried to enjoy it, but failed.

A long way from being a good quadrupel on the evidence I had in my glass: the wife didn't like her portion either!

BlackHaddock, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

AltimusPrime, Oct 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

BeerTruck, Sep 23, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: After gushing a bit on the opening, the beer loses its head-forming capability and pours a cloudy ice tea color with a frothy but insubstantial head; some dots are left down the side of the tulip

Smell: A yin and yang aroma as there is caramel and toast as well as tart fruit

Taste: The malts lay down the toast and caramel base elements on the front end; by the middle, the stone fruit and tart cherry elements really start to build; after the swallow, the sweet aspect takes a back seat and the beer finishes in a tart direction

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a beer that grew on me but ultimately was a disappointment; I wasn't expected the sour elements when I saw this was a BSDA so it took a while to adjust my palate; in the end, the sweet and sour elements didn't blend together particularly well and the mouthfeel lacked pizazz

brentk56, Sep 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

twowheelssoar, Aug 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

MidtowneMarket, Aug 23, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.3%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
't Gaverhopke Extra from Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke
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