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Bitter Sweet Symphony - Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke

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BA SCORE
88
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Blanco on 08-11-2011)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY. Appears to be a collaboration with Tired Hands.

Pours with a friggin' massive head, about 4 inches, and it sticks around for a solid amount of time. This one was really hard to pour.

Pours a dark, almost reddish orange- like a slightly variation of the color inside of a grapefruit.

Smells like citrus, lemon peel, with huge herbal undertones, a bit of pine and moss.

Tastes great. The hop attack in this one keeps the Belgian yeast from overpowering, keeping it fairly clean. The yeast is still there, bringing peppery flavors, and the malt is slightly visible, manifesting itself as the candied part of a candied grapefruit. Slightly soapy finish.

This one is creamy as hell, due to the persistent head. It finishes slightly dry, though. Nice mouthfeel.

One of the best Belgian IPAs I've ever had, if not the best. Perfect balance of hop flavor and Belgian yeast- it doesn't clash like the style can sometimes do.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: medium amber and hazy - let some of the yeast from the bottle slip in - a few fat fingers of head; nice persistence and lacing

S: grassy spices, flowers, and hints of citrus; sweet grain malts percolate from beneath

T: grains and hops in the fore, presenting chewy slightly sweet grains and mildly bitter, herbal and floral hops, with some yeastiness to give it a rustic character and some spice to give it some sparkle

M: medium-bodied, lively carbonation and spice tingles, slight chew

O: a good Belgian IPA (DIPA, by the label) - typical Belgian craftsmanship, but nothing really sets this ale apart from or above the rest. Definitely worth a buy and try.

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Bitter Sweet Symphony from Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke
88 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.