Waas Klokbier
Huisbrouwerij Boelens

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
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Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 10.4%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
From:
Huisbrouwerij Boelens
 
Belgium
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Year-round
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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My 33cl bottle was called 'Tripel Klok' and has a front label showing a church tower and a blond young lady in green: it is however the same beer, this brewery change the names of their beers depending on the client and outlets (or so I'm informed). Couldn't find the rear label (if it ever had one), so no idea of its best before date, I however have stored it for over two years before tonights reviewing.

Poured into a Hoegaarden 'Grand Cru' badged stemmed tulip. Some sediment got out of the bottle which turned the beer into a cloudy orange coloured liquid, on top a pure white head.

Yeasty aroma, with alcohol trying to get out too. Grapefruit and oranges also in the mix.

The taste was also yeasty, laden with alcohol and citrus flavours, some sour, some semi-sour and others attempting to be sweeter.

Interesting beer, I liked it, something different from the many Belgian brewed beers I have reviewed. Not great, but certainly one for more BA's to have a look at than the two who have come across it so far.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle at a recent tasting.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is lemon with some Belgian yeast. The flavor is yeast, citrus and honey. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A pretty basic Belgian ale but still pretty good.

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Photo of Jason
4.84/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Presentation: 33 cl slender brown bottle with a "bottled on" date on the label. Served in the proper tulip glass from the brewery.

Appearance: Glassy golden straw colour with a thick ring of lace that clings well around the edge. Very appetizing to the eye.

Smell: Aromas of fresh baked pound cake with a complex mix of yeast and alcohol that doubles up with a clean medicinal smell and some dainty flowery hop.

Taste: Sweet on the palate with a delicately soft and creamy medium body. Sharp spicy alcohol puts a notch into the complexity but without being bothersome. Sweet bready flavours are shown through the pale malt sweetness and nutty yeast. Faint phenolic medicinal notes some a little peppery but vague. Alcohol is slick and sweet towards the middle with a supple warming feeling. Hops fight back to balance and do a fine job of not getting in the way either. Malt flavours multi leveled with sweetness, bready flavours and fresh milled grain. Semi sweet finish plays on the faded yet lingering spiciness of the alcohol and trace hop.

Notes: This beer is a handful for the taste buds, rich in complexity especially in the malt character. A must try for any Belgian beer fanatic particularly the Pale Strong Ale lover.

This was my first beer at Beer Circus in Brussels, a perfect beer to wet my appetite and get me started for a long night of drinking top notch beer.

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Waas Klokbier from Huisbrouwerij Boelens
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 3 ratings