Babbelaar | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gusler on 02-25-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by benfons:
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3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

My bottle is actually Brugse Babbelaar, but apparently it's the same beer.
(quite close to the drink before date)

A: Fairly pale colour, a bit hazy, not a big head

S: orange and peach, small hint of hops, not a lot of complexity

T: Granny smith and orange, some yeast and some hops at the end

M; undercarbonated, quite thin, a bit dusty

O: certainly not the best I've drunk, (might be a bit too old, but it still okay when you see the date)

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NilocRellim
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold/amber. Fruity, malty, crisp, a bit of banana in the smell. You get a bit of banana in the taste as well, but it's very smooth and is balanced well with the sweet malts, and slight fruitiness.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Gusler
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slightly hazy orange-yellow color with a smallish bright white head that is semi-creamy in texture, and the lace a rather thin veil to conceal the glass. Nose is somewhat sweet, orange peel and coriander along with a strong scent of yeast, citrus like crispness, start is sweet and sour, mild malt profile with a rather slender feel to the top. finish is persistent in its a acidity, the hops forthright and the aftertaste somewhat bitter, dry a bleached desert bone, a fair to middling beer, certainly not the best beer I've ever had from Belgium, but then not the worst either.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from the Tap at Lucky Baldwin’s during their August 20-28 Belgium Beer Festival.
Number #8 on the List.
$3 for a Taster in a small Chimay Goblet Glass.

Appearance: Hazed milky pale yellow body with some light golden hints. Creamy white head sits nice and proud at ½” deep all the time. Streamers and bold conditioning give this brew a “full of life” presence.

Nose: Delicately sweet with a floral aspect, yet there is a hint of bitterness. Bakery whiffs and some farmyard essence in the back end.

Taste: Sweet biscuit malts flash at the start, the entrance has a mild breaded dough but soon the hops and bitterness rise large in the middle Mmmmm, rather bitter and hoppy with a thirst quenching nature were my fist impressions but follow up drinks reveal a complex collection of tastes that are nicely balanced. Has a citric lemon finish with some sharpness.

Mouthfeel: Big on the tongue, bitter and hoppy with a very dry finish which is accentuated by the solid conditioning.

Drinkability: I could easily have managed another one of these, and if I did it wouldn’t have been a small Sampler. I would have no hesitations picking up a whole 750ml of this one if I could.

Overall: Tasty stuff and thoroughly enjoyable. Recommended.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

04/14/05- Had on tap at the Toronado during Belgian Beer month.

Presentation- From the tap into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Golden pour with a nice small ultra white creamy head. Lacing is above average.

Smell- Sweet scent with maybe a bit of corriander or hefe-esque scent in the background.

Taste- Very sweet, somewhat sour and definite hoppy bitterness. This definitely supplants De Ranke XX as the most hoopiest beer from Belgium I have had.

Mouthfeel- Ultra dry, but leaves you craving another sip immeadiately. Moderate to higher carbonation.

Drinkability- If I see it again, but in a bottle, I will be sure to grab one or two. Very tasty and refreshing.

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Babbelaar from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 6 ratings