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Gandavum Dry Hopping - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

Gandavum Dry HoppingGandavum Dry Hopping

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BA SCORE
87
very good

26 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.84%


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 kojevergas:
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kojevergas

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2011 11:30:17 | More by kojevergas
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emerge077

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 05:51:51 | More by emerge077
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

10-05-2013 03:12:05 | More by sneaks2210
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-01-2013 01:18:33 | More by Kelp
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-01-2013 00:15:26 | More by Satchboogie
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-23-2013 20:27:49 | More by ncelauro
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California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-09-2013 02:30:04 | More by jeff1973
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California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-01-2013 20:15:02 | More by ste5venla
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 03:36:45 | More by OtherShoe2
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jhm


4/5  rDev +1%

08-20-2012 16:00:37 | More by jhm
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jmtpi

France

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-20-2012 09:38:19 | More by jmtpi
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

04-06-2012 08:41:43 | More by morallybankrupt
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-17-2011 23:17:15 | More by bsullivanuser
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2011 16:38:31 | More by rinhaak
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Cannoneer

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
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).

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2010 18:56:52 | More by Cannoneer
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Travlr

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2009 02:51:56 | More by Travlr
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Het Waterhuis, house beer - October 2008

Lightly hazy, bright gold with a fluffy nut dense white head. Some fine lacing down the glass. Smells of noble hops, some citrusy notes, sweet and spicy (clove, black pepper)

Good hop profile in this blonde. Spicy hops, fruity, yeasty and estery malt profile. Yeast provides an earthy and fruity character. Ripe pear, hints of lemon, noble hops in the finish. Finished nice and dry.

There was a ton of good beer available at Het Waterhuis so I didn't go back for seconds but it was pretty damned good. One of the better "blond" beers I sampled in Belgium.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2009 18:07:12 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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JEdmund

Kansas

4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
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

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2008 17:36:17 | More by JEdmund
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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EPICAC

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Waterhuis in Ghent.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy golden with a thick whit ehead that fades to a thin film leaving heavy lace.

Smell: Peppery spice with light fruity notes and a good hop undertone.

Taste: Nice peppery notes throughout with light fruit and a substantial hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, light to medium-bodied.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, nicely balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2006 07:09:30 | More by EPICAC
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Gandavum Dry Hopping from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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