De Eycken Balthazar - Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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4.08/5 rDev -4%
Thanks to JealousChalice for sharing this one at MrVonzipper's tasting!
Pours a murky brown with a khaki head that fades to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of oak and some sour/tart cherry and berry aromas. Taste is of oak and sweet and sour dark fruits (especially cherry and berry). This beer has a good level of carbonation with a slightly drying mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but it's unlike any other BSDA I have had before.
01-29-2012 23:13:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.22/5 rDev -0.7%
Thanks for opening this, JealousChalice!
Hazed ruby and chestnut brown with a quickly forming light khaki colored head eventually dots the glass on the way down.
A complex aroma: oak, tart and sweet cherries, grapes, some acidic sour notes even, grass, and a mild, complementary funk. That's pretty awesome.
The flavor too is just as unique and delightful. The flavors of sweet and sour cherries, berries, oak, and funky yeast combine for a one-of-a-kind drinking experience.
Light, airy body. Awesome. Distinctly Belgian.
One of the most unique and simply enjoyable beers I've sampled in a very long time.
02-02-2012 21:13:55 | More by ehammond1
District of Columbia
4.3/5 rDev +1.2%
A: Muddy chestnut color with no head at all, just three bubbles rise. Scant lacing.
S: Aroma is dominated by coriander, but also a background of nutmeg and roasted malts.
T: Flavor is dominated by the spice - pine, coriander, ginger, chocolate malt, and a sour finish. Maybe some lacto in there. More spice and more sourness than the ordinary Balthazar.
M: medium body, pleasant to drink.
D: Third best beer of a long tasting session on New Year's Eve 2009/2010.
01-03-2010 14:52:31 | More by Travlr
4.43/5 rDev +4.2%
thanks to jealouschalice
merky light brown with and off white forhty head
nose is very nice, smell the wine barrel, oak, little tart
taste fallows the nose. wine like, cherrys, its sour on the end
i loved the feel, it was fluffy with good carbonation
overall it's pretty damn good.nice nose, better taste, and a great feel.
02-01-2012 18:21:27 | More by rtaps
4.47/5 rDev +5.2%
Thanks to JealousChalice for sharing this and rekindling my love for Belgian beers which is where it all started for me
Look: Brown in color with a 1/4 inch head and good retention
Smell: Oak cinnamon apple and clove
Taste: Same as the nose but just a touch more muted with some caramel notes popping through
Mouthfeel: Thin body with ample carbonation. I love the way a great Belgian beer feels in your mouth
Overall: Was amazed just to see this beer and enjoyed it just as much as my amazement
02-11-2012 07:34:58 | More by DarthKostrizer
De Eycken Balthazar from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.