Kerstbier
Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.27 | pDev: 14.68%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
9
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Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke
 
Belgium
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Year-round
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

3.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Aged bottle bought at local bottle shop. Light red color. No head or lacing. Aroma is cherries. Flavor is medicinal, vinegar, but not as unpleasant as that sounds. So so.

May 23, 2018
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.14/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

330 ml brown bottle. Some sediment left in the bottle.
Pours with a clear copper body topped by a respectable off-white head.
Medicinal aroma with a hint of fruit vinegar. The flavor carries some of this but is a bit better, and way more tart, than the aroma suggests.

Mar 06, 2017
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teromous from Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

No bottle or import date that I can see.

Appearance: The body of the beer has a very murky appearance. It has a muddy orange brown appearance when resting on the table but while pouring and held to the light it has a very nice red tint to it. The beer has absolutely no head at all. It appears to be completely still until looking closer where a lot of carbonation is visible, clinging to the glass. Although the beer is very murky I can see sediment in the glass long before I get to the bottom of the bottle.

Aroma: I can smell an acetic vinegar aroma which is off-putting. Despite the vinegar scent it does have somewhat of a nice brown sugar and date aroma.

Taste: Very sour and sharp up front. It has a tart cherry kind-of flavor to it. The finish is this sweet caramel flavor.

Mouthfeel: It has a lot of tartness that makes the beer a very slow drinker despite the low ABV. It has a medium body and finishes off-dry. Carbonation is very low.

Overall: I'm not really sure why this is categorized a "Belgian Strong Pale Ale" on here. I would highly caution against buying this beer if that is what you are looking for. If you are looking for a Belgian sour then this would do the trick. Personally I wasn't a fan of the beer regardless of how you categorize it. The vinegar aroma was very strong on the nose and the beer had a ton of sourness. Carbonation was very low which gave the beer this soupy quality when combined with the sweet malt.

Jun 25, 2016
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a muddy river color with no head whatsoever. Smell is of fruits, yeast. Taste is sour, fruits, tart, very dry, not really what I was expecting. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but one is enough.

May 01, 2016
Kerstbier from Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 9 ratings