Wolf 7 | Brouwerij Wolf

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BA SCORE
72.2%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 79 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Wolf
Belgium
brouwerijwolf.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RuudJH on 05-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,376
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
79
Liked:
57
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
9.9%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of Texasfan549
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a large format compared to the picture here, 750 ml cork and cage. deep blonde beer mostly clear with a tough to manage white foam head that rises high even on the gentlest of pours. the nose is great on this, fruity esters from the belgian yeast, soft pale malt, and a remarkable amount of banana, a la hefe yeast, which seems odd in a belgian, but works amazingly well here. in the flavor too there is plenty of the banana, especially on the finish, which relaxes an otherwise spicy yeast profile. candy sugar is subtle, but this finishes a little sweet like a tripel, although i would not qualify it as one based on flavor. the malt is really light, lets the yeast do the lifting in terms of flavor, and the feel is exceptional. delicate on the palate with a light body and a potent carbonation with just enough of a long finish of orchard fruits before drying up. expertly made belgian blonde here, drinkable as they come over 7% abv, and fairly priced at roughly 10 bucks per bottle.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of emerge077
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of superspak
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/13/2013. Pours slight hazy deep golden color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Incredible appearance. Aromas of big lemon, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, candi sugar, herbal, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a really excellence Belgian pale ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 10/31/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts, some spice, some bananas and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet and spicy with flavors of bananas, citrus and spices. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When I drink this, what strikes me is that this beer comes across as quite a traditional Belgian ale. All the characteristics you want to see, but don't get so often. Or so it seems. Maybe just a bit more earthy than is typical. It all works. A real nice sipper. Nothing showy, but just an overall well made ale.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy light golden amber with a healthy, fine white three finger head with great retention and pillowy lacing. Aroma of candi malt, Belgian yeast, light citrus and banana and a hint of light stone fruit. Flavor is classic Belgian pale ale, lightly caramel malt, mixed light stone fruit, green apple and citrus, light clove. Finishes with light clove and neutral hop bitterness with pleasant residual light caramel and fruit. Medium bodied with peppery carbonation. A nicely made example of this style, spot on in flavor. Nothing sets this apart from the pack, but I'll be happy to get this again when I'm in the mood for a traditional Belgain pale, which I was this evening and this hit the spot.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this in the bottle (one year old) and on tap at the Publican. Fruit, spice, Belgian yeast, faint banana, and malt on the nose from the bottle. The draft version has more peach, less banana and malt. It pours hazy gold under a 2” finely bubbled foam cap that slowly dissipates leaving intricate Belgian lace. On tap the palate starts very fruity – peach and tropical fruit with an underlying layer of malt and a bitter hop finish. The bottled version has more malt and less fruit and some faint cola notes. Both tap and bottle are surprisingly light for all that is going on and the carbonation is soft but above average. It is better fresh.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Date of January 15th 2014 on the label.

Rusher and a gusher so watch out.
Pours a cloudy rusty colour with an avalanche of foam which takes some time to settle down.

A delightful nose of sweetish fruit greets my nose. Yeasty and malty as well. Caramel mixes nicely with the fruit.

Taste follows the smell with an addition of tart hints. Alcohol pretty noticable.

Light bodied sort of light carbonation.

Best before or bottled on, I dig this.

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Photo of wl0307
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, bottle-conditioned; BB 13/03/14, served chilled in a stemmed goblet.

Appearance: pours a dirty golden colour with light haze, coming with very very lively carbonation and a well-lasting thick off-white frothy head like well-aerated milk froth.
Smell: assertively fruit-estery and candy-sugary at the same time, hinting at sweet vanilla, overripe green apples, savoury-sweet prunes, Chinese mung bean paste (generally an aromatic bi-product of Belgian yeasts’ work that I would normally refer as such), lighter notes of citric hops, and a sharp but not omnipresent tinge of yeasty acidity, while malts are rather subdued. Given a good swirl, the floral+fruity perfumy esters (as in sweet, light-coloured prunes) gain even more strength. All in all I find the aroma just overwhelmingly estery and richly candy-ish, at the expense of other aroma elements.
Taste: effervescent on the entry, the overripe fruits (peaches and prunes), cotton candy, sweet citrus and light-flavoured malts in the main flavour give way to a lightly dry and very mildly peppery/spicy aftertaste, without much trace of the candy sugar that comes rather pronounced on the nose; a lightly warming alc. stays at the tail of each sip, along with a subtly perfumy touch of mung bean paste and a rather dry palate which I could associate with both hop bitterness and the effect of yeasts’ work.
Mouthfeel & Overall: refreshing on the palate, although the sugary content seems to render a slick palate; this medium-bodied Belgian pale ale comes decently flavoured and shows a better balance (or an overall structure) on the palate than on the nose. Enjoyable and even quaffable, to me.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Wolf 7 from Brouwerij Wolf
Beer rating: 72.2% out of 100 with 79 ratings
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