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Gandavum Dry Hopping - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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87
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 09-20-2006

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of endovelico
3.19/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

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3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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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.

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3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

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3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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.

Photo of OtherShoe2
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of ggaughan
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of Gregaroo
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Gandavum Dry Hopping from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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