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Gandavum Dry Hopping - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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87
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 09-20-2006)
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Reviews by GCBrewingCo:
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3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[A beer brewed by De Proef for Het Watershuis in Gent. An odd name for a beer, but that is what it said on the menu and on the glass.]

The beer arrived crystal clear pale golden with a white, frothy and moussy head which laced the glass from top to bottom.

The aroma was lightly spicy with a touch of bubble gum and a fruity character. The aroma had a bit of mint and menthol coupled with some spicy hop presence.

The flavor was light with a fairly substantial level of bittering that was minty and contained menthol with a light peppery quality. A bit of citrus was thrown in the flavor for good measure.

The finish was dry with a bit of lasting grassy and earthy hop character into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a moderate carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. An OK Belgian Pale Ale that could use a boost of complexity.

Served in a Gandavum glass at Het Watershuis in Gent on 9/15/06.

GCBrewingCo, Sep 20, 2006
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

ste5venla, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of ggaughan
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass tasted at Het Waterhuis in Gent as this is their house beer. Beer was presented in its own glass. The beer poured a hazy yellow color with a thick white head, fluffy. The nose was citrusy and herbal. The taste was citrusy, hoppy and had some good spice notes as well. The hop bitterness from the dry hopping was very noticable and very pleasing to the taste buds.

If you come to Gent you must visit Het Waterhuis and if you visit Het Waterhuis you should try this house beer.

ggaughan, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque saturated orange, a finger of foam, spotty lace in the glass.

Aroma isn't all that hoppy, floral with sandalwood traces, and specialty malt. Reminds me of a faded malty IPA.

Sweet with a faint bitterness in the aftertaste. Crystal malt bready caramel sweetness. Medium bodied with a soft carb level. Bready malt flavors dominate, some vague dried orange peel surfaces occasionally. Again, it's pretty malty with minimal hop character. Graham cracker aftertaste. Not especially impressed by this, just showed up and at $15 I'd hoped it would be relatively fresh.

emerge077, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Gregaroo, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

DrBier, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

jmtpi, Aug 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jeff1973, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

SocalKicks, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

nmann08, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

jhm, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served (exlusively) on-draught in Het Watershuis in Ghent, Belgium, into proper Gandavum glassware. I was excited for this one. Reviewed from notes.

A: Hazy orange colour. Decent cream and thickness. God retention.

Sm: Malted barley and hops - mostly bittering hops methinks.

T: Hoppy body. Fairly light in strength. A complex climax is interesting but not as flavourful as it could be. The balance is offset by an overabundance of alcohol in comparison to the flavour, which is lacking adequate bittering hops for the style. This makes the beer built rather strangely for the style, but not necessarily badly. The hops aren't layered per se; they just slam together.

Mf: Entirely too smooth, as though trying to sneak past the alcohol presence. Nicely wet.

Dr: Very drinkable and quite good for the price. There may be a tendency for reviewers to over-rate this beer due to its exclusivity. The dry hopping is more a novelty effect than a significant one in terms of flavour or mouthfeel. Don't go out of your way to get this one, lads. But do give it a go if you're in Ghent. It's worth it just for the pub it's in.

kojevergas, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of Cannoneer
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As indicated below, this is "house beer" at the famed Waterhuis in Ghent. It is a perfect beer to be drinking throughout summer afternoon gazing at the canal and the motley crowd of locals at the neighboring tables.
As it is, it's difficult to separate the beer from the environment and the setting in which I had it, but it did leave very good memories. Mellow, extremely tasty, with fresh herbal aroma and strong coniferous bitterness.
When in Belgium - by all means visit the place and order this beer (I pronounced it as "hund-AH-foom" to the waitress, which seemed to have sounded correctly).

Cannoneer, Dec 11, 2010
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

ncelauro, Aug 23, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

Sappo1965, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of JEdmund
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap house beer at Waterhuis aan de Bierkant in Ghent, Belgium

Appearance
Clear, golden yellow; good head and lacing

Smell
Pronounced hoppy nose with aromas of mint and bubble gum

Taste & Mouthfeel
Good hop bite with more of that mint and bubble gum detected; not a lot of malt, creating a thinner body; crisp and appropriate level of carbonation; the hops really stand out, setting this beer apart from so many other Belgian ales

Overall
Very drinkable, tasty, and refreshing

JEdmund, Aug 03, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

morallybankrupt, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of Travlr
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

House beer at the Waterhuis in Gent.
Appearance was clear golden, with a big fluffy white head that settles slowly and leaves good lacing.
Smell was malt, slight background of citrus and pepper.
Taste was again malt, bitter up front and a bitter finish. Tasted especially good on a warm sunny day sitting next to the canal.

Travlr, Nov 19, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

huysmans, Nov 09, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark gold with a good white foam head. Some lace.

Some herbal notes and mild sweet fruit, tied to a hint of alcohol. The nose on this is nice, but not over-strong.

Good herbal hop presence, with some tropical fruit, but not much. A little creamy wood and a toasted malt bite. This one lays out the bitterness fairly full, but there are just enough nuances to this beer to smooth out the hop bite.

Medium bodied, well carbonated. A good tingle.

Shocked to see this bottled. Really nice and drinkable, with some good complexities.

OtherShoe2, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at Het Waterhuis Aan de Bierkant, a quaint old style tavern on the river in Gent with a huge beerlist. This is the place to get this beer on tap.

Pours a beautiful thick gold. Like a light caramel. A nice two finger head is a little thin and fades fast leaving a nice lace.

The nose is reminiscent of an American IPA: bright hops mingled with lemonhead candy.

Mouth is very well balanced. Dry hops with honey and a hint of lemon zest complement each other very nicely.

This is very drinkable and goes down fast. Highly recommended for a warm spring day outside overlooking the river.

rinhaak, Feb 21, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Kelp, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

sneaks2210, Oct 05, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Perky flowery scents shine through a dense, honey like aroma. A soapy, uncarbonic mouthfeel carries the type of flavours you'd expect from smelling this mustard-colored brew; Flowers, honey and grainyness. The finish is neutral, but not without it's flaws - An out-of-style, out-of-balance buttery taste can easily be picked up on.

endovelico, Aug 03, 2014
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Gandavum Dry Hopping from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
87 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.