1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

1894 - De Brabandere

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

30 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of doopiedoopiedoo
1.5/5  rDev -61.8%

doopiedoopiedoo, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

st9647v3, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Raziel313, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

bsuedekum, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of AdamP
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

AdamP, May 15, 2014
Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Satchboogie, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

GreenMountainBoy, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of pandow
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

pandow, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of WCW
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

WCW, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Hellpop65, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of mrebeka
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

mrebeka, May 19, 2014
Photo of PG2G
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

PG2G, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Kevinpitts, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

jaydoc, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev +1.8%

tectactoe, May 15, 2014
Photo of Coren
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Coren, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of speedvagen
4/5  rDev +1.8%

speedvagen, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of jdelbalzo99
4/5  rDev +1.8%

jdelbalzo99, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

superspak, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of J_Dub
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

J_Dub, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Bwagner1122
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Bwagner1122, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Gww1864
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Gww1864, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of koladiola
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

koladiola, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of MadScientist
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

MadScientist, Apr 05, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
1894 from De Brabandere
87 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.