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4:20 Smuggle Brew - Brouwerij Kerkom

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4:20 Smuggle Brew4:20 Smuggle Brew

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Reviews: 1
Hads: 1
Avg: 3.81
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: wl0307 on 08-20-2009

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Reviews: 1 | Hads: 1
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3.81/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the BSF bar, GBBF 2009, this is a contract brew for "Alex Liberati, Brasserie 4:20" in Rome, Italy. Coming in a 330ml brown bottle, bottle-conditioned; BB 12/11/11, served mildly chilled (around 10 centigrade, as suggested by the label) in Hapkin's bulb-shaped sniffer.

A: pours a pale golden hue with semi-lively fine carbonation and a commendable clarity as almost all yeast sediments stay quietly at the bottom of the glass, topped with a superbly-lasting pillowy white frothy head that leaves tight lacing as it fades out.
S: fresh and juicy Goldings-like citric hop aroma dominates the theme, skirted by a light resinous note, lager-malt like clean sweetness, unripe white grapes, salty-sweet apples and a touch of spice. Not ve...ry estery in terms of yeast influence.
T: the effervescent swallow of lightly-flavoured malts and semi-stinky dried hops is quickly ensued by salty yeastiness, phenol/leather, and faintly banana/apple-ish fruit esters, while the bitter elements of hops and bitter citrusness manage to linger pretty well in the end, along with a touch of unknown spices (aniseed?). The finishing palate is not particularly dry as a Triple, but still slightly chewy and rather bitter to reflect a good amount of hops used in the brew.
M&D: the initial carbonation is slightly effervescent but, as it goes, turns softer and softer to match the light body ever so well. This is a decently crafted ale, showing very little trace of alc. and a pronounced phenolic-bitter yeastiness on a par with bitter-ish hops. Easy drinking and quaffable like a hoppy English Bitter.

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4:20 Smuggle Brew from Brouwerij Kerkom
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