't Gaverhopke Extra | Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke

BA SCORE
86
very good
215 Ratings
't Gaverhopke Extra't Gaverhopke Extra
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke
Belgium
tgaverhopke.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NeroFiddled on 08-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
215
Reviews:
107
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
15.54%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 215 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm with The Bros on this one and not with the average.
As a Belgian fan (I'm guessing that I drink more Belgians than the British and German traditions combined), I'm glad I found this. It's a sock-it-to-me on the buds (and I admit to the alcohol content, too.)
While it Looks and Smells typical of the style (you know, the raisin, dried fruit stuff), these guys developed a high performing yeast (boosted by the dark sugar) that puts together a full, satisfying Taste. Feel slips a bit, but I won't upset the high by over-analyzing the mouth. Overall, find it, buy it, enjoy Extra.

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Photo of Shellynix
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Browner and sweeter than I anticipated. While a good beer, did not have a heavy feel to it yet had that same heavy taste.

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Photo of paleoplant
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I bought a bottle of 'T Gaverhopke because I was told it is a "slightly sour Quad". This sounded quite intriguing. However, while a very nice Quad indeed, I did not detect any sour notes. Not sure how fresh/aged this was so hard to tell whether the lack of sourness was related to my lack of palate sensitivity or the brew's age. Not as dark as other quads but definitely on par regarding booziness and mouthfeel.

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Photo of bwarren82
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parris
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Anthonypapini
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper with honey edges and a fairly thin layer of head. There is a serious amount of floaties in this beer. The nose has notes of rum-soaked raisins. The flavor is dominated by a brown sugar essence. The booze comes out on the finish. The mouthfeel is sticky and the body is decent but not what I would call hearty considering the style.

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Photo of chicagoish
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - beautiful amber with chunks of suspended yeast.

S - dark candied fruits, raisins, alcohol is apparent as a soapy characteristic. Sweet with a nice malt presence.

T - nice sweet malt forward taste, alcohol well hidden for 12%. Hints of raisin, prune/plum, slight must with a twinge of sour a nice nice pepper-ness in the finish.

M - Light body for such high gravity, almost a little too light and watery of a mouthfeel.

O - I can't tell this is 12%, Good and for the price i would go for it again.

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Photo of MLoxxer
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer served out of a 11.2 ounce bottle. There was no head to speak of. The amount of sediment present in the bottle was unlike any other beer that I had ever had. The beer was not just hazy, but downright murky. I must say I do find a beer like this visually appealing. Aroma-wise this beer was very inviting, it reminded me of a Trappist Rocheford 10. The flavor is rich, complex and exactly what you would expect it to be. A nice dessert beer, for enjoying on a winters evening.

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Photo of BeerDCKC
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerassault
1.18/5  rDev -69.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

330ml bottle. Beer is gushing everywhere on the table and the carpet. Saving two fingers, aroma is of tart vinegar and sugary caramel. Watery. Taste presents infections.

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Photo of newton99
1.68/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Bad sugary aroma and taste. Lot of alchool. Unbalanced

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Photo of okono
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigorange
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ellis1701
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WunderLlama
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into snifter

Hazy opaque brown, solid one finger taupe lid settles to a dense ring, good lacings

Aroma of a sweet malt , caramel, brown sugar, peppery spices, cherries

Taste of sweet malt, caramel, breads,

Velvety smooth, almost creamy, low sudsing , feel the alcohol, smooth finish

Like this one a lot and wil repeat, why isn't this beer higher rated?

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Photo of BWbeerlog
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DruC4
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aProtagonist
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cboyd
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml, best before 3/2012 bottle. Very slight carbonation. Yeast on the nose. Golden Amber color. Smooth taste with strong hint of cherry and malt. Very interesting overall.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/2016. Pours hazy/cloudy dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, cherry, red grape, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, pepper, clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, cherry, red grape, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, pepper, clove, herbal, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, cherry, red grape, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, pepper, clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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't Gaverhopke Extra from Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke
3.86 out of 5 based on 215 ratings.
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