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Gentse Strop | Roman N.V.

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Roman N.V.
Belgium | website

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by benfons on 07-11-2011

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 39
Reviews by jlindros:
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3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Interesting beer I found in Belgium when travelling, so brought a bottle home.

Pours a huge almost 3 finger head that hits the very top of my Palm tulip, fluffy airy head that fades at a med pace, lots of big bubbles popping, and plenty of soapy spotted lacing, over a semi hazy golden honey colored beer.

Nose has a typical Belgian aroma, plenty of esters and some phenols from the yeast, hint of citrus like orange zest, little touch of a maybe saison or tripel like spices, bits of doughy blond malt, a touch of a yeasty funk like.

Taste brings more of the same, big tripel like flavors but without the alcohol, the esters and phenols play out like it will have 9-10% abv but the alcohol burn never comes, with some citrus zest as well, and faint tripel like spices. Phenols are strong, as well as the esters, with a light doughy blond malt. Hops kick in too somewhere in there, a little grassy and earthy. Bitterness is mild though. Finish brings a bit of booze like tingle somehow, little sticky sweet but dry, more tripel spices, malts, and esters lingering.

Mouth is med bod, lots of carb.

Overall not bad, the phenols are too much, and booze that shouldn't be there seems to come through somehow. Compared to most American version of Belgian beers it's not bad, but compared to most of the beers I had in Belgium is so-so.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of beerpirates
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

33 cl bottle , dronk this at de gentse feetsen in a gentse strop glass !

Golden, clear body with big soapy white head - almost like that of a duvel. Actually the aroma reminds me of less impressive Duvel as well, with a yeasty base, cornflakes, sharp grassy hops and some lemon. Bitter base taste that doesn’t develop much except an upcoming dryness in the aftertaste. Some white sugary sweetness lingers but is never found in the front. Not quite a Duvel - maybe too filtered - but tasty nonetheless.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jbfarris
3.87/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shilnikoff
3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle 330 ml | Batch # L 6108 13:01 | Best before end of 24-11-2016 | Bar code 5 412583 204709
Served in tulip glassware

Appearance: Light pale yellow, Hazy | 15 mm stable white foam head | Moderate bubbles
Smell: Barley Malt
Taste: Light, Bitter aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Balanced, Solid
Overall: Not bad, nice solid taste beer with bitter aftertaste

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy yellow color with a big white head. In the aroma, yeasty and candy sugar. In the taste, candy sugar, yeast, and a small hop. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry candy sugar in the aftertaste. A nice small bitterness and hop in a basic blonde.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.55/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

33cl bottle served into 20cl stemware while in Belgium. Reviewed from notes taken Summer 2011.

A: Pours a two finger head of very slight cream, okay thickness, and pretty good retention. Body colour is a murky dark yellow-copper.

Sm: A light aroma of barley and malt. That's all my broken nose picks up. All apologies, lads.

T: Nice cream, moderate full barley forming the foundation, and some cream on the finish. Structurally, it's quite simple, featuring just the open and the finish. There's not much body here, but it's decently complex. Pretty well balanced as well. A decent build but perhaps not strictly to style.

Mf: Sharp, a bit too coarse, and wet. Unrefreshing. Doesn't complement the flavour profile well.

Dr: Fairly priced. Decent quality. Okay drinkability. I wouldn't get it again.

Low C-

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3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mactrail
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nearly clear yellow brew with a nice head in the wine glass. Light bodied and crisp lighter beer. A nice puff of hops as you open the bottle cap.

A decent splash of the Belgian yeasty flavor. Sort of a Belgian Pilsener with a rather perfumey taste. More on the tart side rather than dry. A little winey with a touch of white grape flavor. More bitterness in the long aftertaste. Reminds me of a less intense flavored and less bitter Orval. But I fail to see why this is a Strong Pale Ale while Orval is a Pale Ale and both are 6.9%.

From the 33 cl double-chinned bottle age dated 10/07/2014. Purchased at Beer and Gin House in Gent. Also had this last night at a pub in the big modern style Gentse glass, and it was a nice quaff.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Rleon
2.69/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not bad, not good... it's just plain. An average copy of far better beers in this Triple style. Tried it, will never buy it again.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 1.5 l bottle with a noose (strop), it pours a slightly hazy golden with a vigorous head, replenished by a steady stream of bubbles from the bottom. Pleasant smell of malt and hops. Taste is relatively light, with a light bite of yeast and hops. Enjoyable!

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4.2/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Gentse Strop from Roman N.V.
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