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1894 - De Brabandere

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very good

38 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Coren on 03-20-2014)
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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light golden color. Huge, billowing, soap suds-like head towers over the glass. After a couple minutes, the head forms a web like structure inside the glass. Wait a couple more minutes, and it leaves a small mountain on top of the liquid which sticks around forever. Leaves large, foamy patches off lacing all over the glass.

Clean aroma. Green, grassy and somewhat medicinal.

Mild flavor. Subtle grainy malt well balanced with a light, leafy hop quality. Minimal oak and just a hint of spice.

Medium bodied with a harsh, snappy carbonation.

Overall, ok. The appearance is by far the best quality. I've certainly had better examples the style and at a fraction of the price.

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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.

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1894 from De Brabandere
88 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.