1894 - De Brabandere

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87
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Coren on 03-20-2014)
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.63/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Belgian tulip from the 25.4 ounce bottle.

A- Pours a pale straw color and produces a massive foam that requires several pours and waits. Cloudy pale golden body shows lots of carbonation.

S- Floral hops, lemon zest, apples, oak, citrus peel. Many explosive flavors but joining together in a tasteful blend of maltiness, hops and tartness... Loving this aroma.

T- Loads of tropical fruit, citrusy and floral hops, an undercurrent of sweet malt and some lingering zestiness. Outstanding flavor and just a slight amount of tartness.

M- Medium body but drinks fairly lightly with a yeasty effervescence. Some sweetness at times, but has a slightly bitter finish with the taste of citrus peel adding some dryness.

This beer is downright spectacular and unforgettable. I need more bottles. The price is up there but I'll bite the bullet for how incredible this is.

Photo of roblowther
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked and caged. A beautiful bottle. It pours light gold with a very persistent creamy tan head that just stays for ages and leaves nice lacing. Smell is lemons, soap, grass, and a lovely breadiness. Taste is citrus, with a strong woodiness. Hops are everywhere but very subtle. Hard to describe, dominant but tender. Like a dominatrix with a heart of gold. Mouthfeel is creamy and tingly with a very nice viscosity that coats your tongue. Overall, this is a fantastic beer. A great combination of flavors and styles going on. Hard to pigeonhole, not hard to love.

Photo of Shaggy9356
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of MadScientist
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It pours with a finger of mostly compact foam that leaves ropes of Belgian lace on the glass. The beer is a slightly hazy golden color.

A medium earthy aroma of both hops and tart funk with an underlying barrel aroma. There is a low, light colored fruit note along with a light pilsner malt aroma.

A tart and moderately bitter first impression with a floral hops flavor and light tartness. The hops are also a bit spicy but the floral dominates the flavor of the ale. There is a light, gram cracker like sweetness from the malt. moderate light colored fruit flavors.

A light bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation and a moderate warmth.

Tasty and food friend, almost like a blend of a straight lambic hopped like a Belgian IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle I brought to share at Skuter's tasting.

Pours a murky golden-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, tropical fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, tropical fruit, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with nice honey and fruit characteristics, but I am not getting any sour beer aspects that the label says went into the making of this one.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Noahtrumble
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good! I don't like the banana taste of most Belgians so this one barrel aged was perfect for me

Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

Strongly sculpted from pilsner malt, oak, and strong wine influences, the stronger golden influence of this ale reigns supreme with intangible fruit and spice flavors that will hit home for the Belgian ale fans.

Its gold austere casts a mild haze to start, pushing forth a cottony froth that builds gracefully from those racy streams of carbonation. Hovering just above, a light angel food sweetness supports a zesty scent of citrus and orchard fruit along with a spicy hop tinge.

With the taste comes a soft confectioner's sweetness and wafer-thin bread support. Across the middle the sweetness wanes and the hops build to develop an earthy grass, pepper and pine taste. As faint swirls of honeysuckle and herbal botanicals build on the taste, the bitterness of white grapefruit, the acidity of white grape, and the spice of oak begin to shape a wonderfully unique finish.

As the bitterness grows into a full-on grassy, pithy bit, soft and powdery oak gives a highly drinkable and dry taste. Its perfume of fresh and fragrant wood shavings and oddly soap character resonates in aftertaste while alcohol spice ensures a dangerous dryness to its taste.

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/9/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep gold color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon zest, pear, apple, apricot, white grape, citrus peel, oak, herbal, straw, floral, grass, clove, black pepper, light musty funk, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy/floral hops, oak barrel, and light pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon zest, pear, apple, apricot, white grape, citrus peel, clove, black pepper, oak, herbal, straw, floral, grass, light musty funk, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Slight tartness and moderate yeast spice/earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, apricot, white grape, citrus peel, clove, black pepper, oak, herbal, straw, floral, grass, light musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and oak barrel flavors; with a very crisp malt/yeast/hop balance and zewro cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly dry mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong pale ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy/floral hops, and oak barrel flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Nice tart lemony oak barrel notes on the nose and judicious hopping nicely complement the sweetness of the tripel base beer. Would have rated higher except for the high price.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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1894 from De Brabandere
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