Kompaan 58 | Kompaan Bier

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Brewed by:
Kompaan Bier
Netherlands | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jeffo on 02-01-2014

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by Jeffo:
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2.89/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this at the Duvel guy down the road.

From a bottle into a snifter
EBC: 65
EBU: 60

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, looser, fizzy, foamy, off-white head with decent retention. Head looks like Swiss cheese. Clear rust in color with higher levels of carbonation. Foamy head recedes to a full foam cap with bubbles. A slight foamy wisp remains leaving touches of lacing down the glass. Lousy, fizzy, Swiss-cheese head.

SMELL: Grainy, bready malts, some spicy cloves, pepper, light caramel and some floral hop notes. Dried fruits as well. Bold enough.

TASTE: Caramel sweetness, dark bread and floral hops up front. Bolder and lingering finish of grainy bread, spicy clove and pepper with floral hops and a touch of alcohol. Sweet grainy malt lingers with some hop bitterness as balance. Some nice hop flavor, but a bit too grainy for my tastes.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough, goes down okay with a bit of a burn and finishes semi-dry on the palate. A bit of spicy alcohol lingers with a burn.

OVERALL: This is okay. Quite sweet and a good dose of spicy flavor here. Expected more hop character given that the label said "hop hop hop," but that wasn't the case. Lousy head and a bit harsh as well. The spicy flavor screamed heart burn on this one, so I didn't bother to finish it. I wonder what kind of yeast is involved here. A good beer but nothing special.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jonb5
3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, poured into Kasteel chalice.

A: Fairly pale shade of amber, initial two finger thickhead, faded gradually while leaving a decent amount of lacing, fairly hazy.

S: Initially thearoma wasn’t overly pronounced, some citrus fruits put me in mind of a commercial American Pale Ale, however the grapefruit got more and more prominent.

T: Wheat, lime, citrus, grapefruit and gummibears, good amount of bitterness but didn’t over do things.

M: Crisp, decent amount of carbonation, medium body.

O: Kept everything balanced, was the first beer for a while that really
made me sit up and take notice.

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Photo of supermeniscus
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Srecko
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of Brewhemoth
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oidmoe
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Kompaan 58 from Kompaan Bier
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