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Gandavum Dry Hopping | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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3.93/5
Very Good
39 Ratings
Gandavum Dry HoppingGandavum Dry Hopping
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Belgium
proefbrouwerij.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GCBrewingCo on 09-20-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,703
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
39
pDev:
9.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Photo of endovelico
3.19/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Perky flowery scents shine through a dense, honey like aroma. A soapy, uncarbonic mouthfeel carries the type of flavours you'd expect from smelling this mustard-colored brew; Flowers, honey and grainyness. The finish is neutral, but not without it's flaws - An out-of-style, out-of-balance buttery taste can easily be picked up on.

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3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served (exlusively) on-draught in Het Watershuis in Ghent, Belgium, into proper Gandavum glassware. I was excited for this one. Reviewed from notes.

A: Hazy orange colour. Decent cream and thickness. God retention.

Sm: Malted barley and hops - mostly bittering hops methinks.

T: Hoppy body. Fairly light in strength. A complex climax is interesting but not as flavourful as it could be. The balance is offset by an overabundance of alcohol in comparison to the flavour, which is lacking adequate bittering hops for the style. This makes the beer built rather strangely for the style, but not necessarily badly. The hops aren't layered per se; they just slam together.

Mf: Entirely too smooth, as though trying to sneak past the alcohol presence. Nicely wet.

Dr: Very drinkable and quite good for the price. There may be a tendency for reviewers to over-rate this beer due to its exclusivity. The dry hopping is more a novelty effect than a significant one in terms of flavour or mouthfeel. Don't go out of your way to get this one, lads. But do give it a go if you're in Ghent. It's worth it just for the pub it's in.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque saturated orange, a finger of foam, spotty lace in the glass.

Aroma isn't all that hoppy, floral with sandalwood traces, and specialty malt. Reminds me of a faded malty IPA.

Sweet with a faint bitterness in the aftertaste. Crystal malt bready caramel sweetness. Medium bodied with a soft carb level. Bready malt flavors dominate, some vague dried orange peel surfaces occasionally. Again, it's pretty malty with minimal hop character. Graham cracker aftertaste. Not especially impressed by this, just showed up and at $15 I'd hoped it would be relatively fresh.

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3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.7/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[A beer brewed by De Proef for Het Watershuis in Gent. An odd name for a beer, but that is what it said on the menu and on the glass.]

The beer arrived crystal clear pale golden with a white, frothy and moussy head which laced the glass from top to bottom.

The aroma was lightly spicy with a touch of bubble gum and a fruity character. The aroma had a bit of mint and menthol coupled with some spicy hop presence.

The flavor was light with a fairly substantial level of bittering that was minty and contained menthol with a light peppery quality. A bit of citrus was thrown in the flavor for good measure.

The finish was dry with a bit of lasting grassy and earthy hop character into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a moderate carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. An OK Belgian Pale Ale that could use a boost of complexity.

Served in a Gandavum glass at Het Watershuis in Gent on 9/15/06.

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3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

House beer at the Waterhuis in Gent.
Appearance was clear golden, with a big fluffy white head that settles slowly and leaves good lacing.
Smell was malt, slight background of citrus and pepper.
Taste was again malt, bitter up front and a bitter finish. Tasted especially good on a warm sunny day sitting next to the canal.

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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark gold with a good white foam head. Some lace.

Some herbal notes and mild sweet fruit, tied to a hint of alcohol. The nose on this is nice, but not over-strong.

Good herbal hop presence, with some tropical fruit, but not much. A little creamy wood and a toasted malt bite. This one lays out the bitterness fairly full, but there are just enough nuances to this beer to smooth out the hop bite.

Medium bodied, well carbonated. A good tingle.

Shocked to see this bottled. Really nice and drinkable, with some good complexities.

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Gandavum Dry Hopping from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 39 ratings
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