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Gageleer | Gageleer CVBA

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3.88/5
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88 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gageleer CVBA
Belgium
gageleer.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Phyl21ca on 07-01-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,981
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
88
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Photo of Antyk
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of windowside
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zet
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden colour (like a pilsener), with a frothy head and nice retention. Typical belgian blond flavours in the taste and smell: grass, baked bread, citric. Would have been pretty average, if it wasn't for the gale: it gives this beer's taste a very welcome touch: A mouth full of spices and a bitter and dry aftertaste. The gale lingers in the mouth after the finish. Refreshing as well, worth a try.

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Photo of Fabianno
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden color with a huge head with good retention and leaving lots of laces.
Very aromatic, full of herbaceous uncommon notes; I guess the myrica gale used in the recipe predominates. Hints of ginger, anise and lemon.
Unique flavor with notes of anise, white pepper, herbal hops, oxidized oranges, sure myrica gale, sweet malt, pineapple, maybe licorice and green tea. Dry aftertaste with lingering herbaceous notes.
Light to medium body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is hardly noticed.
A medicinal herbaceous Belgian Pale Ale with myrica gale predominating. I found it educative, but I did not feel passionate about it. I think juniper goes better in beer recipes.

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale yellow in colour, a bit hazy and with a creamy white head. Smells like a typical Belgian pale ale, with notes of hay, fresh cut grass, baked bread, spices, some sweet bananas. The taste is bitter-sweet, honey, bitter herbs, bread, Belgian yeast. It has a slight medicinal aftertaste that is a bit bothering for me.

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Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dbauer
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mercarood
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of trimtab
3.88/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Bp123
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of mattfancett
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of hayesjw
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a very murky honey color (not particularly attractive) capped by an inch or so of foam; reasonably good lacing action

Smell: I had to look up "sweet gale" but clearly that is what I am smelling - it's a bit like an herbal cake batter, if that makes any sense

Taste: Doughy cake batter, with a sugary but herbal (anise, vanilla, plantain and green tea) character that builds and dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body (a bit thick on the tongue) with moderate carbonation

Overall: Beers like this make me happy to be living in the 21st century and not in medieval times; glad I tried it but don't need to taste it again

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Photo of RuudJH
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lively from the bottle.
Big thick beige head on murky brown beer, decent carbonation.
Smell is malty and floral. Taste is heavy malty, peppery in it's little bitterness. It's balanced and decently refreshing. The alcohol is well masked for sure, but this beer could do with a bit more flavour variation and depth.
All in all it's a good beer though. Maltwise it has a pleasantness about it.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of Jose9e
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 88 ratings
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