Noblesse | Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 05-03-2008

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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by glid02:
Photo of glid02
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store. Tasted side-by-side with a bottle shared by Dan.

Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of crisp light malts with good amounts of leafy hops and funk. Also present are soft pear aromas and mild amounts of breadiness.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not as complex. Light malts up front are joined quickly by light citrus and earthy hops. Midway through the hops fade a bit and a good deal of funk comes into play. Near the end slight bready flavors work their way into things, fading out into a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with solid carbonation.

Overall the tap version was significantly crisper and more complex than the bottle. Worth a shot on-tap but I’d pass on the bottle.

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Antyk
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty golden color ale with a super large foamy head with perfect retention and super great lacing. Aroma of wet leather and dry hops with a surprisingly dry finish. Taste is also a mix resembling a softer Orval with some discernible Brett traces with wet leather notes and a dry Brett finish with some Saaz-like hops also noticeable. Body is quite full with limited filtration and great carbonation. Hard to say if this was intended to be some full of Brett but very enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of Coren
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of benlhoest
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of enelson
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and poured with just a thin layer of bubbles around the edges of the glass and delicate lacing in the center. A very light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are light aromas of bready and grainy malts as well as yeasts in the nose along with some hints of apples, lemons and pears.
T: The taste is rather malty and has a light amount of bitterness from grassy hops. The flavors also have notes of fruits, spices and yeast.
M: It feels light-bodied and smooth on the palate; the finish is rather dry.
D: The beer is very easy to drink given its low alcohol content and is quite refreshing.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-tap at Liberty Taproom into a 12 ounce goblet.

A: Hazy, soft golden/yellow colored body with absolutely no head and no lace whatsoever. I'm thinking it may have been the way the bartender poured this once since the actual beer was literally full to the brim of the glass.

S: Light floral notes with undertones of dry breads and grains are first. Faint fruity notes of pear, green apple and a slight tartness are towards the back end. The nose; however, is overall weak and muted.

T: Pale malts are up front with a certain bready quality to them. An extremely light pear flavor comes in mid-palate, along with some citrus. There's a slight tartness to it at the very end and into the linger, but it's so understated you really need to look for it.

M: Light, watery and thin. It does have a somewhat prickly carbonation to it around the palate that's pleasant and not overdone. I just feel like the body is maybe too thin, though.

I didn't really find this beer enjoyable but it wasn't a complete turn off. The flavors themselves were weak and muted, follow that up with a watery body and it's just not something I'm looking for. There wasn't anything necessarily "off" about the flavor profile just not enough to keep my interest.

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Photo of killcore
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wedgie9
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted from 11.2oz bottle. Pours pale golden with a thin and quickly receding white head. Nose is slightly sour with mint, indistinguishable fruitiness, and some dusty and hoppy notes. Flavors are apricot, dustiness, wheat, and slightly bitter hops. The body is light with medium carbonation and a medium plus, bitter finish.

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Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a bottle of this recently at DBGB in Manhattan's lower east side. A very good beer from a brewery I wasn't familiar with before.

Called a Belgian pale, this beer definitely combined the characteristics of american and belgian styles. Aroma and flavor were a little hoppier thatn a typical belgian.

A very good beer that i look forward to having again.

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Photo of MythicHillbilly
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of NatsnSkinsDC
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of Absumaster
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An orange, yellow beer with a frothy head sustained by the high carbonation.

Smell is very hoppy, intense. Raw, resinous hops. Some traces of yeast, which adds a solventy and banana smell.

Taste is split between hops and yeast. The hops are a little less pronounced than the smell would make me expect. Still a nice and resinous hoppiness. The yeast adds a Westmalle-like character with it's typical solvent and banana taste. This is somewhat sharp and adds an edge to the beer, going a little overboard on fermentation temperatures, I guess. So I will have to takes some points of for mouthfeel.

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Photo of lanbewardin
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color: yellow , gold , apple juice cloudy, whiteish head, dimply head, fluffy head

Smell: smell is pretty good on this one, bready, yeasty, sweet, belgian, some kind of fruit, cherry?, banana, a little bit of hops

Taste: pretty standard belgian pale / blonde, bready, more than standard bitterness on the finish, as it warmed up I got some nice hop fruit flavors which pushed this to above average for me

Mouthfeel: above average carbonation, dry, doesnt linger long, very sessionable

Its well made, the hop flavors as it warmed made it a bit interesting, I like the dochter, but I'm reaching for an embrasse over this. I admit bias against this style. But I could see drinking a few of these and watching a game, very drinkable, nicely put together.

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Photo of alelover
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jlindros
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a white creamy and bubbly 1 finger head that fades at a medium pace, over crystal clear golden wheat colored beer. A bit of lacing.

Nose of light noble grassy and citrus hops, some Belgian malts and sweet aromas, a bit of fruit. very light on the nose.

Taste starts with a musty hop flavor, some light herbal grassy hops, and a bit of a hop character that tastes kinda like bubblegum, some Belgian malts and fruits, some bitterness, a little earthy, but that bubblegum and bad bitter flavor dominates. FInishes a little sticky but drier, some lingering pale hops, pretty bitter, and a bit of sweet malt flavors.

Mouth is medium to lighter bodied with decent carbonation.

Drink is OK, not great, it's light and a bit of a dry finish, with no real booze, but that off flavor dominates too much. Perhaps it's the trip from Belgium to here and adding a bit of aging in the bottle, but it's been in my fridge since I got it from Beervana back in October.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at the Belgian Café, Philly, PA

Poured into a tulip glass, a cloudy, dirty blonde with a huge white head that sinks to a small layer but retains well in that form. Aroma is grassy mostly, some yeast, and lots of funk. Big grassy taste, hay and barnyard funk, followed by a blast of watery fruit, apples mainly. Sweet finish, with a slightly lemony aftertaste for a drying effect. Very light mouthfeel, sweet, and while it's not overflowing with flavor, it is quite nice and drinkable.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden colored beer with a bit of brown in there. Finger of white head that left some lace.

S - Some belgian yeast, grassy and citrusy hops, little bit of stone fruit.

T - Some pineapple and lighter fruits with a little bit of wheat. There's some citrusy and grassy hops along with some crystal wheat and a bit of phenolic yeast. Little bit of soapy taste on the end.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - Not a bad beer for for lighter things I prefer more of an American style than stuff with belgian yeast. Decent beer.

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Photo of crossovert
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Comes in a pretty plain looking 12 ounce green bottle. I hope it's not skunked. There is a heavy yeast depisit on the bottom. I will have to have a careful pour even though I like yeast, this seems like a bit too much to swirl around.

Pours a hazy gold with a nice white head with nice retention. Also some nice lacing as the head dissipates.

Smells like a cornucopia of yeasts and hops, I'm getting some farmhouse saison scent with a huge whiff of hops and yeast. Definatey that Belgian yeast smell. I'm happy it's not skunky.

Taste is powerful, you initially get some malt and pre-hop lemony/lemongrass taste then a massive blast of yeast and hops hit. The yeast flavor seems to dance on the tougne and the hops last forever and it finishes with a bitter surge. This a strong and good tasting beer.

The mouthfeel is pretty good, it's mellow as you start your drink with a kick of carbonation in the finish.

Its a pretty good and pretty unique Belgian ale, a very good on occasion, not a session beer for me though.

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Photo of MrHyde1886
3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Noblesse from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
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