Babylone
Brussels Beer Project

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Style:
IPA - Belgian
Ranked #279
ABV:
7%
Score:
84
Ranked #38,130
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 9.7%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
28
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Brussels Beer Project
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  17
SCORE
84
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Bierschenker from Belgium

3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

My local Delhaize supermarket has a few of these Brussels Beer Project beers on offer. Time to try them all.
I like the feel and design of these beers. They are young creative and wity. And I'm only talking about the labels and cans.
There is a slight reference to the beer or it's ingredients in every name.

Served in my trusty "Seef" tumbler
Serves with a big beige head. Beer itself is hazy red-brown.
Smell gives wet bread, metal, olives and soap.
Flavour is full-bodied, creamy and refreshing. Freshly baked bread, lemon/sour grapes, pepper, clove, anis
Aftertaste becomes dry, thick snd delicate. Bitters take the upperhand. Lingers on for a fair bit.

Going by the description for an Belgian IPA, this is an excellent style example.

May 12, 2020
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MoohMooh from France

3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark red/amber, very opaque with lots of floaties, huge off-white head. Light lacing.

Smells hoppy (mango and citrus) and bread, with a nice tartness. Metal.

Taste is quite bitter, although that subsides a bit after a while; some piney hops, caramel, very clear bread in the aftertaste. Pretty tart too; almost rancid, very "sharp" taste. Very grainy too.

Light carbonation, medium light body. Feels kinda rough.

This one is brewed with bread, which explains the very strong bread character -- easily the strongest, clearest bread taste I've ever had in a beer -- and probably also the high acidity. It's puzzling at first but if you give it some time to warm it's a real treat.

Mar 02, 2017
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patre_tim from Thailand

3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber brown with a moderate haze, little carbonation, and 5 fingers of light beige head.

Big fruity orange candy, cherries, pine, and floral qualities. Children’s aspirin as well.

Caramel, orange, Belgian yeasts, toasted quality. Light dull bitterness.

Remarkably flat as far as carbonation. Fairly substantial, somewhat gelatinous body.

I love unique brews and history. Drinking this one makes me glad times have changed. Not used to the flat body and overall lack of interesting qualities. The nose got me anticipating more, but the taste left me wanting more. Got at Beer Lab, drank July 30th, 2016.

Jul 31, 2016
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vinicole from England

3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy. Light amber. Thin beige head.
Fruity hops and biscuit malt on the nose.
Taste follows the aroma with added pine. Bitter bite.
Soft to moderate feel.

Mar 06, 2016
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amano_h from Oregon

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

20cl pour at Brussels Beer Project (Brussels, Belgium)

A robust wave of malt, bread, biscuit, caramel, and grassy hops up front. There's a hint of pine and spice in the nose as well, but by that point I'm actively looking for complexity / oddities here.

Caramel and biscuit-y sweetness from the nose is the impression I'm getting from the first sip, followed by a light spicy bitterness, I'm presuming from the Chinook. I was expecting a more aggressive hop character but it's actually quite deftly melded into the bready sweetness. To paint a more vivid picture, it tastes like someone put stale sweet bread with a hint of Chinook and threw it into the blender.

Medium body with a slick oily texture, low-ish carbonation. I feel disappointed in a Dogfish Head Ancient Ales series kind of way.

Feb 19, 2016
Babylone from Brussels Beer Project
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 28 ratings