LopLop - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
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3.88/5 rDev +6.9%
De Landtsheer, of Malheur fame, brew a brown house beer which is 6.2%ABV. Cafés can buy the beer in to sell on draft and, being a House beer, they can call it whatever they want. It is often referred to as the missing Malheur 8.
The LopLop Beer Bar/Café in Brussels sells this beer, and they choose to call it LopLop Cuvée Speciale, which is where I sampled this beer in late November 2002.
Presentation: When I asked for it, this beer was served in its own tall curved flute like goblet glass that has the words LopLop Brussels Café and Cuvée Special above & below a yellow embossed picture of a horned devil-like head.
Appearance: In the glass, it is a darkish amber-brown with a stiff cream colored head that has staying power. Being served on draft it has plenty of conditioning and readily overflows the glass when poured. Healthy looking for sure.
Nose: Malty brown nose, slightly sour tinge with some sweet caramel notes.
Taste: A lovely brown ale that reminded me of a mix between a lively English Cask Dark Mild and a Belgium Sour Brown Ale, with some added carbonation and a slight acidic fruitiness.
Mouthfeel: Neither weak, nor strong, but just enough stature for a 6.2% brown beer.
Drinkability: I had a couple of these because I could not believe how quaffable it was. Tasty enough to keep your attention, but never overwhelming. Well-balanced. Has an ever so slight sour apple finish I found.
Overall: Very good for a house beer. So often House Beers are usually bland, or worse, just plain nasty cheap alternates to the Pubs better, more expensive beers. But this is a very accomplished offering that is well worth trying. De Landtsheer do not make a bad beer for me, unique ones, but never bad & this is no exception. It seems a shame that others get to name this beer on behalf of the Brewery. If you get to the LopLop Café in Brussels, and you should, you could do much worse than ordering this beer straight away giving you plenty of time to peruse the Beer Menu.
06-17-2003 21:02:31 | More by TheLongBeachBum
United Kingdom (England)
3.38/5 rDev -6.9%
On tap, Loplop Cafe, Brussels, Belgium.Rich and malty, with a touch of alcohol shining through right at the end, very nice on tap, very pleasant. Nothing overly complex, brewed by De Landtsheer for the Loplop Cafe, i had no major problems with this one.
06-03-2003 04:42:32 | More by rastaman
LopLop from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
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