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Zestig | Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Meaning “sixty” in Dutch, “zestig” refers to this beer’s 60 IBU, underscoring the prominent role noble hops play in this dry-hopped beer, in terms of both bitterness and aroma/flavor.

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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 12
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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy blond yellow color with white head. Citrus, funk, bread, grass, and some herbal floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with citrus and funk.

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Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date, it just says LGTB 13:14. Whatever that means. A couple months old - from the Rare Beer Club.

A: A clear gold pour. Big, light, airy and frothy white head. Great head retention but not much lacing sticking to the glass.

S: Decent citrus with some grass backing it up. Sweet grainy malt comes through in abundance.

T: More of the same, very nice crisp citrus with grassy hops in the middle. Grainy malt sweetness in the finish with cloves now. Light wave of bitterness and then lots of lingering grassiness.

M: Medium-heavy bodied, crisp and lighter than you'd expect.

O: Big golden ale with some traditional dry-hopping. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness with a crisp bite makes for a nicely drinkable brew. Nothing too amazing but it hits all the good notes for me.

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Photo of Keene
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Euroglot
2.87/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RBorsato
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jkeranen
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Finely bubbled head on top of a yellowish golden body. Nose is a bit underwhelming with hints of citrus. Taste is citrus, clove, pepper,and bread with less hoppiness than expected from the description. Easy to drink considering the 10% alcohol content. A well crafted, balanced beer but not a real standout to me.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwilbur
4.66/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Best by May 28, 2016.
A: Pours a hazy lemon yellow with a generous 3 inch frothy white head with excellent retention (lasts for many, many minutes). Backlighting really makes this shine. Quite a beauty.
S: Soft citrus (lemon and orange), white pepper, a note of earthy funk, dry cracker malt, and some interesting herbal notes (mint, basil, and perhaps more). Lovely.
T: Whoa! Soft citrus blossoms into distinct orange and cantaloupe notes. White pepper followed closely by more spice (clove and cinnamon) and herbal notes (mint and basil). Fruity esters, spicy phenols, and a touch of earthy funk courtesy of the yeast. Dry cracker malt akin to Pilsner. Soft vanilla and a pear note become more apparent as this warms.
M: Soft, creamy, and subtly sweet. Excellent mouthfeel with the superfine bubbles giving this a frothy, fluffy feel. Dry bitterness throughout from the nice hop component. Lingers and matures nicely on the palate with more of the herbal and spice notes coming to the forefront. I did a double-take when I saw the ABV was 10%. There is no way you'd guess that after the first few sips. Light-medium body. Crazy good here.
D: Extremely drinkable and exceptionally constructed brew. The yeast and hops are highlights and are allowed to play above the delicate malt backbone. This was a very pleasant surprise! My hat is off to you, Malheur!

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Slips out a lightly clouded, pale dark golden body with a couple inches of airy, fluffy white froth.

Smell: Pale malts, bready and with a thin hint of honey dosed with a lightly earthy yeastiness and Noble-esque hoppy notes of floral perfume, orange marmalade and herbaceous spiciness.

Taste: A lightly bready pale maltiness with a sweet lick of honey to it and pinch of yeast-riddled bread dough. Floral, citrusy (orange peel) and just lightly grassy. Encroaching white peppercorn spiciness. Small splash of apple juice. All in all, it's not overtly bitter. Drying, sprightly finish seeing a touch of alcohol warmth and a continued citrusy fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. In line with the other Malheurs, it's quite crisp and carbonated for a rather lively mouthfeel.

Overall: I quite enjoyed it, though, for others, they may be a bit disappointed it doesn't really deliver a typical IPA-like punch.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samEBC
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours hazy straw amber with gold notes and a huge, large bubble white head that dissipates slowly leaving lots of bubbly lacing. Aroma is very citrusy, with orange, grapefruit and lemon and ripe tropical notes, Belgian yeast, bready malt and Belgian spicing. Flavor is fruity, dominated by the same mixed citrus in the aroma, especially orange and exotic citrus flavors. Interesting estery flavors develop with both citrus and exotic fruit elements as well as moderate grassy hops. Finishes with grapefruit rind, clove and grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with peppery, active carbonation. A refreshing and brightly flavored Belgian style IPA, moderate bitterness, but with light hop flavors, mostly in the citrus range. Feels like a triple style crossed with an IPA, but with a more interesting and intense fruit component. The hops are much more citrus forward than expected from a Noble hopped European ale, and for the better. There are nice lively citrus flavors here that really made this interesting. I liked this quite a bit

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BDeibs
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of desint
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of CrazyLarry
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Appearance: Big fluffy lace head. Hay/straw color. Hazy.
Smell: Malty, yeast, honey, slight bit if spices
Mouthfeel: light and traditional golden ale style feel,
Taste: malts, hops bitter left as an after taste, sweet honey malts transitions into biscuits then into the bitters.
Overall: solid beer. I have had better in the strong blond category. I could drink this all days.

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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Beer pours a cloudy dark golden body with a huge white head. The smell reminds me of a skunked beer. The taste is sort of skunky, slight bitter hops and sweet malt. There is a lot of carbonation behind this beer too.

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Zestig from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 52 ratings