Koerseklakske - Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke
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District of Columbia
4.5/5 rDev +23.3%
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?
12-04-2010 03:22:59 | More by timtim
4.35/5 rDev +19.2%
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!
08-12-2011 01:48:31 | More by alexgash
4.2/5 rDev +15.1%
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.
05-16-2011 17:13:57 | More by glid02
4.2/5 rDev +15.1%
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!
01-15-2011 03:15:09 | More by sitarist
4.18/5 rDev +14.5%
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.
01-03-2011 21:17:17 | More by Halcyondays
4/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
06-14-2011 12:06:03 | More by avalon07
3.86/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
08-18-2013 00:04:47 | More by LiquidAmber
3.83/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
11-27-2012 00:32:40 | More by metter98
3.83/5 rDev +4.9%
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
07-13-2012 10:13:21 | More by Cozzatoad
3.78/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
08-12-2011 03:01:04 | More by womencantsail
3.78/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
09-11-2011 13:44:54 | More by clayrock81
Koerseklakske from Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke
83 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.