Averbode | Brouwerij Huyghe

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AverbodeAverbode
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe
Belgium
delirium.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerpirates on 05-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,498
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
67
pDev:
8.7%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
Trade:
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Reviews by GJ40:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of ant1
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of biboergosum
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - so this is made by the same outfit that makes the Delirium series, eh? Wouldn't know it by looking at the label, I tell you whut.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, chunky, and somewhat fizzy bone-white head, which leaves some decent soap suds pattern lace around the glass as it slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, faint lemon rind, an earthy yeastiness, banana bubblegum, and some weak leafy, musty, and gently perfumed floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and grainy pale malt, white wine lees, mild banana chip notes, muddled citrus zest, tame Belgian yeast, and more understated leafy, herbal, and tipsy floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is obviously quite overwrought up front, but eventually settles to a middling frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, as the yeast has a certain old-school laissez-faire attitude here. It finishes trending dry, the mixed malt turning all crackery, while the fruity and yeasty essences waft off into that good night.

Overall, this is an agreeable enough version of the style, rather crisp and assertive in its drinkability, due in no small part to the well-concealed 15-proof booze contingent. I could do without the opening fireworks show, but that's a minor quibble. Good stuff.

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Photo of Cvdl42
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcubz
2.92/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Powers30
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frontalot
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benlhoest
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of desint
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of CurtisD
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parintele
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of timmynyc
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of killcore
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerpirates
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ludachris
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Its perfectly clear golden straw body makes me think of a bright German lager. If it wasn't for the extra tall foamy, fluffy head on top fueled by an aggressive level of carbonation, that's what I'd say it was.

The grassiness verges on skunky but falls just short. A bit chalky with a herbal tone. A golden honey and biscuit back note is the only sign of its malt bill. It lacks the yeast driven Belgian umph that I love in the style.

Grassy and herbal to start accompanied by a scratchy earthy bitterness. Sweet English biscuit pulls from underneath, framed by a kiss of ethanol.

It's dry, pleasantly bitter with a snappy level of carbonation.

A washed down, disappointing take on the style. I checked the best before date to make sure I wasn't about to post a review of a beer past its date code and it says I've got another two years before this was the case. Live, love, and learn baby.

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Photo of Karo
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rivoire
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whatup14
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kindacold
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours very clear yellow with a lacy yellow head. Smells neutral, slightly of citrus. Very mild flavors. Slightly sweet, more citrus than expected. Very clean finish, but not enough depth.

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Photo of arthurspoor
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

verry fresh blond beer. Yeast and bit of lemon on the nose. Dry and sprarkling mouthfeel. A bit of sour and bitter in the mounth. dry bitter finish.

Very refreshing and surprising. It even reminds me of Duvel in more than one way.

I like it!

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Averbode from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 67 ratings