Koerseklakske - Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke

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Reviews: 21
Hads: 50
Avg: 3.73
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: timtim on 12-04-2010

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, wheat, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, floral, grass, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, hops, and bready malt flavors; with good robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this a nice and pleasant summer saison style. Well balanced yeast, hop, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 3 Monts tulip. Pours a cloudy pale yellow amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Active carbonation. Aroma of lemon citrus, saison yeast, apple juice; slightly funky. Flavor is dry lemon and apple juice, mixed citrus, finishes with sweet and sour citrus and lingering lemon. The yeast leans towards a saison style, but also has a slight, fuller bready component. Light bodied, but pleasant prickly carbonation. An interesting light pale ale / saison hybrid. Flavors are kind of one dimensional, but extra points for it being unique; one of the more lemon forward ales I've tasted. The picture of a bicyclist on the front is great; this would be a refreshing, citrus ale for after cycling.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

small stout bottle poured into tulip. no bottled on date.

A: brew is a hazy, lazy straw yellow. head is bright white and has good retention, lacing is minimal.

S: a lot of esters from the yeast here. a bit of isoamyl. a slight sweetness, mild hop aroma.

T: super spicy. a yeasty bitterness combines with fermentation flavors that remind me of a german hefe. minimal hop flavor or bitterness. residual sweetness lingers with fermentation flavors long into the finish.

M: a big carb on a medium bodied brew.

D: not too shabby. refreshing, spicy, and a bit of zest. certainly could drink a few of these in the sun.

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Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is rather hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with delicate lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of lemon citrus in the nose along with some hints of yeast.
T: Like the smell, the taste is lemony and has some flavors of wheat with a light amount of sourness. There are some faint hints of coriander spices towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely easy to drink, refreshing and quite unique. It seems most similar to a witbier, except for the lemon citrus flavors and sourness. This is definitely a good choice for a beer on a hot summer day.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

Golden colored, topped off by a creamy head which retains itself well. There ends up being a lot of lace clinging to the glass as the beer goes down. Its aroma is mild, a little fruity. There are aromas of pear and cider, and a touch of barnyyard funk. Not too crazy, quite clean.

The easy going flavor of apple cider and subtle funkiness make this saison easy to drink. It features a light body, gentle crispness, a pleasant dryness, whcih helps make this saison a refreshing option for a summer day.

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Photo of Cozzatoad
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, bottled in november or december (notch is exactly in the middle) 2011

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden colour, with lots of carbonation bubbles. One finger white head, scarse retention but still a decent amount of lacing is left on the sides of the glass

S- Mild, earthy yeast aroma, with a nice amount of spiciness backing up, bringing some life. Some lemon notes can be also detected

T- Mild, pleasant tartness upfront; with a distinctly spicy, zesty/citric feel; very refreshing. Just a touch of malty sweetness showing up, along with some earthy yeast notes (which were more easily noticed after the second, final pour). Refreshing grassy/herbal notes in the finish. A nice, zesty aftertaste is left on the mouth. One of the most refreshing beers i've ever had

M- Light body with a quite generous amount of carbonation, which mainly shows up on the palate, bringing a nice prickly feel to the beer's spicy citric flavours. Maybe a bit too watery and anonymous on the tongue, where carbonation somehow feels lower

O- Had this while watching tour de france, with very high temperatures outside, and it was just the perfect beer to drink at the moment; light, refreshing, but still rich with spicy, citric flavours. A very nice beer

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Photo of Knapp85
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a fizzy looking bright yellow color. There is a slight haziness to the brew but no lacing or retention. The smell of the beer is very faint, some citrus notes and some Belgian yeast in the mix. The taste of the beer is mostly citrusy, not earthy at all but very lively. The mouthfeel is light, airy and has a tingling carbonation to it. Overall this brew has a really refreshing feel and taste. The label says easy drinking and they aren kidding. Worth a try I think.

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Photo of rhong187
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

served from in a tulip glass

A - has a nice light haze, with quite a few floaties going on...

S - very mild with little funk and an average amount of spice. a bit relieving since I'm still a saison novice..

T - very crisp and refreshing. I never thought that ever say I throughly enjoy a saison but damn this was pretty good.

M - again, very light and very nice for someone who is just beginining to get into this style..

Overall, I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who is just starting exspand their saison/farmhouse palates.. very satisfied that my buddy made me try this one.

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Photo of DaveHS
2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A-Pours hazy, milky dirty straw yellow with lots of fizzy bubbles. No head whatsoever. Looks like ginger ale. Not off to a good start.

S-Soft grassy hops, some light peppery/estery yeastiness, pale malts.

T/M-Weak, watery body with only the bare minimum carbonation required to hold the beer together. The dominant flavor is slick, estery yeast, and even that is muted by the overall watery mouthfeel. I guess this is supposed to be a saison. Light citric tartness and white pepper on the back palate. A residual metallic flavor coats the inside of my mouth.

O-I don't know why they released this. I've had first attempt extract home brew saisons that were more cohesive than this. Back to the drawing board.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a faint gold color w/ large fizzy head that died slow and left lace patches. A mild aroma of barnyard funk and some tart fruit tannins. Light bodied and real smooth, wouldn't say watery but real light. However, packs a nice punch w/ not only some funk but I pick up sour lemon and citric notes as well as hints of apple, pear and tropical fruit. Maybe a touch of honey or something sugary as there is a very lowkey sweetness to the beer and the finish is prickly thanks to lively carbonation. An easy to drink mild beer that is good to kick back and relax with.

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Photo of impending
3.17/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl into a tulip. Pours a hazy light yellow dirty straw, little head, little lacing.

Aroma is sweet and light, no funk of any measure nor earth. Mild hop spices.

Taste is more expressive than the nose with light citrus and a flavor that wants to turn tart. Much yeast, zero bitter, tiny dry. Thin bodied mouthfeel. Crisp, suitable for a hot summer day.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a cloudy golden color with a finger of white head.

S: An interesting aroma to this. Nice bread and wheat notes and a bit of spice. Light citrus notes and even a little bit of melon (honeydew). A light funk to it as well as quite a bit of yeast.

T: Nice and sweet with plenty of bread and wheat. Light spices (coriander?) and heavy on the yeast. As with the aroma, a decent melon character to it and just a hint of tartness.

M: On the light side of medium with a fairly high carbonation.

O: A pretty nice beer. Light and easy to drink, pretty refreshing, too.

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Photo of alexgash
4.32/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle. Nice cycling-inspired label.

Partly cloudy lemon-honey body. Finger and a half of loose-bubbled, gauze-white head. Some lacing. Lively nose, with notes of honey wheat bread, coriander, grains of paradise, mango, and plenty of lemon zest.

Light toasted malt up front with a hint of sourdough. Funky, minerally flavors follow and then lead into some zesty citrus bitterness and some faintly sweet, partly tart fruits. There's an earthy edge to it all that really brings it together. Finish dries out a little, with some brett and yeast notes. Moderate body with a very lively, prickly feel. Refreshing, and a great summer session beer!

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Photo of John_M
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a fairly light gold color with good head retention and considerable lacing. Don't get a whole lot in the nose, just some lemon zest and light sour funk. The sour funk is more noticeable on the palate, with some more lemon citrus and some light sweet fruit (maybe some melon and cherry). Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with a fairly long, lemon and sweet fruit flavor finish. Drinkability is good, with the alcohol completely unnoticeable.

A nice enough beer, though there's really nothing to distinguish it either.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this bottle at a beer shop in Madison, WI. Bought this because of the label (appealed to an avid biker like myself) and thought it'd be interesting to try it. Light hazy golden pour with a small white head. Left a good collar of fizzy foam. Aroma was quite fruity, some spicy yeast notes, white bread and some hay. Flavors were full of fruits esters, more yeast, light lemon peel, some bitterness and bready malt. Mouthfeel was fizzy, champagne like, light and airy. A crisp-like beer for a hot summer day after a long ride on the bike, heh.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch and a half of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A surprisingly sweet, fruity aroma, with hints of yeast and hops as well.

T: Like the smell, the flavor had lots of fruit: Lemon, grapefruit, and other citrus fruits. Also had some mild hops and yeast. Slightly funky, but not nearly what you expect from a saison.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is a good summer beer: Light, airy and easy to drink. Definitely not your typical saison, but a tasty beer nonetheless.

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Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy golden color with a 1.5-finger bright white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of crisp light malts with good amounts of funk and floral hops. Also present are slight amounts of medium fruits – pears mostly with hints of green apples.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not quite as complex. Light malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by medium fruit flavors. Midway through the sip the flavor profile turns bitter with the addition of earthy hops and hints of light citrus. Very light amounts of funk come into play near the end of the sip, carrying through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this beer was a pleasant surprise, a very crisp and tasty beer that’s well worth a shot.

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Photo of Neffbeer
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: It pours a banana yellow with a small almost non-existent white head, even with a hard pour. Little to no retention and zero lacing. The clarity is quite murky, but that is not really out of "style".

S: The nose is quite spicy and floral. There is a touch of toasted grain with a bit of leather (funk) as well. As it warms a bit more the aroma of lemons, apples and clove surfaces. The grain has also become much more pronounced at room temperature.

T: Lemons and floral hops hit first. The flavor is very light and summer like. The toasted grain is subtle and it melds quite well with the yeasty character of the brew.

M: Light and slightly under carbonated for the style.

D: It is too thin with low carbonation which really holds this beer back. Perhaps I just got a bad bottle as some of the other reviews reported good carbonation. I think some added effervescence would make this beer a huge success. I will have to try it again.

Edit: Ordered this beer at dinner the other night to give it a second shot and it was dead flat. I am starting to think this brewery has some serious carbonation issues with this particular beer.

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Photo of sitarist
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in the Ticker BIF, thanks to BVbeer1.

Pours a murky straw color. Plenty of bubbles rise up to a three finger dense, white head that falls to a top coating that leaves rings of lacing. Between the bubbles rising and the cloud of sediment falling, it looks like a storm brewing in my tulip.

I smell apples, pears, circus-peanuts, spice, and a nice funk. It is floral, spicy, with hints of tart fruit. The aroma is very pleasant, inviting, and it tickles my nose.

The flavors are mellow, and match the nose.

It has a light body with carbonation that pricks at my tongue. It is dry but not too dry.

Ill be looking for this beer again. I love summer beers in the dead of winter!

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. stubby Belgian style bottle,

A: Pours a deep goldenrod with a powerful white head, good lace.

S: Nose is heavily estery - peach, orange, yellow apples. Flowery.

T: Flavour is again dominated by the yeast flavours. Musty oranges, peach, apple, wildflowers, and just a hint of barnyard. Quite tasty.

M: Medium-bodied, tad overcarbonated but only just. Dry finish. Solid Belgian mouthfeel.

D: For being probably 6 months older than ideal it's pretty good, but it's a saison not a BPA so it should hold up. $6 isn't outrageous in this category, so it's a solid pickup.

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Photo of timtim
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

can't believe i'm the first one to review this beer, and very surprised to see some of the low ratings of their other beers. i've heard great things about them by word-of-mouth and have been well impressed with the beers from twelve percent importers. got worried for a second, but this one did not disappoint. anyways... bottle says, "A zippy, spicy, easy-drinking summer session ale". since season was mentioned, and since it pretty much fits the flavor profile, i entered it as saison/farmhouse ale. pours a brilliant, glowing, hazy white-gold color with a big, white head that holds forever and leaves plenty of lace. nose is sweet malt, pepper, hop, wheat?, flowers, citrus, barn and a nice minerally/musty quality. yum. light, bright, dry and yes, it is zippy. tastes are well defined and finish is cleansing. just a great beer with a lot of complexity for being so light and easy. i can drink this kind of beer all year round, but it is like sunshine in a bottle and really makes you think Belgian countryside on a perfectly sunny day. on the light side of medium body. can i have another?

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