Brouwerij De Graal

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Brouwerij De Graal
3.85 | pDev: 7.79%
Nov 11, 2015
Jul 21, 2005
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Ratings by t0rin0:
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Rated by t0rin0 from California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Sep 02, 2012
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Reviewed by thepenguin from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Reviewed 7/30/12

L: A hazy, slightly darker than average straw color.

S: Spicy and fruity, this beer’s aroma is more reminiscent of a saison than a witbier. Fruit aromas of apples and tart pears, some faint sweet malt and noble hops, with the wheat and coriander of a wit. The disparate smells come together very very nicely.

T: Semisweet and spicelike upfront, semisweet in the finish. Pronounced fruitiness. Stronger and more malty than a typical witbier, this beer is quite delicious and nonetheless refreshing. Actually somewhat reminiscent of a tripel, but with substantially more wheat character.

F: Medium body and medium-high carbonation. This beer’s mouthfeel contributes to its outstanding quality.

O: One of the best wits I've had to date. It's interesting to see some brewers pushing the strength boundary for the style, and these ones do it with grace. Try it if you get the chance.
Nov 11, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by desint from Belgium

Sep 18, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by mattfancett from England

Sep 03, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by RBorsato from Virginia

Mar 04, 2014
Rated: 4 by samEBC from Belgium

Feb 06, 2014
Rated: 3.93 by dcmchew from Romania

Nov 08, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by trebbates from Texas

Jul 27, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Ciocanelu from Romania

Jul 22, 2013
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a nice light pale yellowish hue with a thin white head that fades to leave a very light blanket.

S - Nice aromas of citrus (oranges), gently wheat and super light spice notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with very nice citrus orange notes, soft wheat. Cloves come out a bit in the taste.

M - Mouthfeel isn't too bad. A bit too much carbonation for my tastes.

O - Overall, a solid witbier out of Belgium! Very orange heavy.
Jun 14, 2013
Rated: 4 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Apr 30, 2013
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a rather hazy medium yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and golden yellow + apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Overall the aroma for this beer is pretty light with some notes of wheat with even lighter notes of citrus/orange/tangerine and some light fruit (apple and pear). Very light hints of spices.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of wheat with light flavors of citrus/orange/tangerine, and spices - most notable is coriander but there are also light hints of clove and allspice. Very light amounts of sweetness or bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: This is enjoyable and I like the fact that the beer is not overly sweet or bitter. I really found this beer to be quite enjoyable and easy to drink. This one is pretty refreshing.
Apr 07, 2013
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is very hazy light pale yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that only died down a little and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus are present in the nose - orange and tangerine seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite citrusy but this isn't as prominent as the smell because it is balanced off by the underlying wheat. No spices are evident.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The smell and taste of this beer are very citrusy compared to other witbiers but it is still very drinkable and has some refreshing properties.
Apr 07, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by lvoutlawjlh from Nebraska

Nov 11, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin

Nov 08, 2012
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Reviewed by rfgetz from New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours an attractive and relatively clear golden straw color, big puffy head, some decent retention. Scent brings classic fresh dried grain, bread and peppery spice but backs it with a nice dose of coriander, fresh flowers and decent amount of citrus juice. Citrus is surprisingly forward in the taste, taking only a backseat to the classic tastes of the style. Nice medium bodied, bubbly but smooth with some heft. A very nice take on the style.
Oct 03, 2012
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Sold as “Blond Bitch Beer” in Sweden.

The colour is cool yellow (6 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger head is airy and white. It sinks slowly leaving no lacing.

The smell is quite mild. Tart wheat notes, some spices in the background. Fruity esters, phenolic notes of soap, allspice and cloves. Very low sweetness and almost no sweetness at all.

The taste is surprisingly sweet. Some sour wheat notes in the background, as well as some old spices. Orange peels, allspice and a touch of nutmeg. Light body. The aftertaste is not as sweet, but brings some alcohol, dry herbal-hoppy flavours. Banana peels and stale spices in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong. Lots of mid-sized smooth bubbles. The liquid is smooth.

Well, this is an OK witbier. A little too sweet in the beginning and a not enough fresh spices, though.
Sep 25, 2012
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Reviewed by BDIMike from Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours an amazing looking wheat beer, and in my mind, the stereotypical perfect beer! A golden orange color with a nice hazy cloudiness to it. A good amount of carbonation creates a thick white head that sits on top of the beer throughout the entire beer.
Smell is awesome. A great clean wheat smell is dominated by spicy cloves, oranges, bananas, and a honey sweetness.
Taste lives up to the billing of the smell. A nice base of wheat and cracker. A lot of Belgian spice and coriander comes in. The orange, honey, and banana tastes come in at the end, along with a bit of Belgian sugary sweetness.
Mouthfeel is good. A medium thickness with a very sharp carbonation bite.
Drinkability is very good. A ton of tastes going on that balance very well, but all stand strong on their own. A great tasting and also refreshing beer. I could drink this beer from the beginning of the summer and never get sick of it. A great beer that I would love to get more of if I could get my hands on it.
Aug 29, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by TequilaTom from Ohio

Aug 28, 2012
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