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Koerseklakske - Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke

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83
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: timtim on 12-04-2010)
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1/5  rDev -72.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of DaveHS
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of impending
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
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.
cheers
jd

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of rhong187
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Photo of Neffbeer
3.43/5  rDev -6%
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.

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of John_M
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Photo of Knapp85
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of Jimmys
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Koerseklakske from Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke
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