The Lucky 7 - Betty Wang
Ramses Bier

The Lucky 7 - Betty WangThe Lucky 7 - Betty Wang
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IPA - American
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3.2 | pDev: 18.44%
Ramses Bier
Retired (no longer brewed)
The Lucky 7 - Betty WangThe Lucky 7 - Betty Wang
Notes: The Lucky 7. Collaboration between 7 brewers, although one had fallen asleep and is therefore not mentioned. Het Uiltje, vandeStreek, Rooie Dop, Katjelam, Oedipus and Ramses.
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safaricook from Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank this more than. A year old. Way too old for an IPA. But maybe the lagering did serve it well. Nice spicy almost noble hop aroma. Surprising well constructed caramel malt backbone. Good and almost gentle hop bitterness. Age takes away the edges.

Feb 08, 2016
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Jeffo from Netherlands

2.21/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this one at the Duvel guy down the road. He insisted I'd like it...

From a bottle into a snifter
EBU: 77
Collaboration between seven brewers

APPEARANCE: A slow foamer on opening. What a surprise. Pours a two finger, looser, foamy white head with good retention. Hazy gamboge orange with higher levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a full foam cap and leaves foamy lacing down the glass. Lots of lace coats the glass as it empties.

SMELL: Barnyard and hay aromas, with spicy Belgian phenols, cloves, coriander, as well as some floral and light citrus notes. Very Belgian for sure.

TASTE: Barnyard and hay flavors up front. Spicy and phenolic. A bitter finish with more hay, flowers, spicy Belgian yeast flavors, green fruit, apple, clove, garlic, and lots of hop bitterness. Very bitter and phenolic.

PALATE: Light and airy body with higher levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes dry. Lots of bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: Another fine example of what sucks about "hop" beers here. Too much bittering hop at the expense of flavor and aroma hops, and the choice of a Belgian yeast strain gives off too many phenols and just gets in the way. Don't care for this at all. An American IPA is not a more bitter Belgian strong pale ale with some American hop added after fermentation. It's fine if you like Belgian ales, but it's not what they were aiming to do. At least I hope it wasn't. Yawn.

Sep 16, 2015
The Lucky 7 - Betty Wang from Ramses Bier
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 4 ratings