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't Gaverhopke Extra | Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke

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't Gaverhopke Extra't Gaverhopke Extra

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Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NeroFiddled on 08-17-2009

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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 108
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - beautiful amber with chunks of suspended yeast. Big bubbles in the one finger quick to dissipate off white head. Apparently well carbonated.

S - dark candied fruits, raisens, wet tarp, alcohol is apparent as a soapy characteristic. Ver 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 - high carbonation and light body for such high gravity, almost a little too light and watery of a mouthfeel.

O - I can't tell this is 12%, it also is a little lacking in flavor intensity and complexity. Or maybe that is a good thing and this is just a big easy drinking beer. Either way this is good and for the price i would go for it again.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

33cl bottle @ the Diester Bierfestival on 20 Oct 2012, labelled as 'Den Twaalf.'

Dirty washing up water brown: scummy head, not a good start.

Strange farmyard esters: fruity, yet with a grubby feel to the smell.

Semi-sour moving towards vinegarous in the taste and mouth feel: did I try a bottle with a yeast infection? No according to a couple on my table it had been the same when they'd had it elsewhere and many months before. Tried to enjoy it, but failed.

A long way from being a good quadrupel on the evidence I had in my glass: the wife didn't like her portion either!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: After gushing a bit on the opening, the beer loses its head-forming capability and pours a cloudy ice tea color with a frothy but insubstantial head; some dots are left down the side of the tulip

Smell: A yin and yang aroma as there is caramel and toast as well as tart fruit

Taste: The malts lay down the toast and caramel base elements on the front end; by the middle, the stone fruit and tart cherry elements really start to build; after the swallow, the sweet aspect takes a back seat and the beer finishes in a tart direction

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a beer that grew on me but ultimately was a disappointment; I wasn't expected the sour elements when I saw this was a BSDA so it took a while to adjust my palate; in the end, the sweet and sour elements didn't blend together particularly well and the mouthfeel lacked pizazz

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown and surprisingly translucent – the sight of this might remind you of a doctor pepper – it’s got a fizzy little head and small bubbles to boot. ...Surface tension lets you know this guy’s a little thicker than soda, though. Sweet nose: Tortuga rum cake (!), molasses, burnt sugar, dried figs. Tastes sweet, yes, but not overly so: hops do a nice job of balancing this out; the alcohol is barely perceptible. It’s on the dry side, which I dig, and leaves me wanting another sip. Extremely drinkable. Well done.

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3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at Max's during the Belgian Independence day celebration. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a half finger of fluffy off white head and some great retention.

Smell: Sweet malt with some red berries and vinegar notes. I'm getting a hint of cranberry juice.

Taste: Different from the smell. Rather sweet throughout the sip with some dark fruit notes. There is just a hint of tartness, I expected more. The finish is full of spice from the Belgian yeast and a bit acidic.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thicker side of medium with foamy, fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This was a weird beer for me. I expected more sourness after smelling it. I don't think I would want more.

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice upward cascade of fine bubbles. Rocky head that leaves a blanket of lace. The liquid is a cloudy brown.

Mild aromas of earth and darker, unburnt malts. Brief "refrigerator" smell. Light hop.

Dark caramel and slightly sweet initial taste. A bit of metal in the background. There's a bit of brandy in the taste. Alcohol shows up in the swallow along with a tartness. It's hard to believe there's a 12% abv.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a short 11.2 oz bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice.

A- pours brown with a 2 finger tan head. Any lacing resides immediately. Lots of effervescence.

S- chocolate malts, tart cherries, some sourness.

T- stale bread, toasted malts, yeast, tart cherries.

M- medium body and high carbonation. Dryness and carbonation is off-putting.

O- just an ok beer. The abv is hidden well and the nose is very nice, but the mouthfeel really takes away from this beer as well as the taste doesn't follow the nose.

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't Gaverhopke Extra from Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 217 ratings
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