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Ratings

The beers reviewed are rated on a scale ranging from 1 to 6 based on the following parameters:

  • Color
  • Consistency/texture
  • Fragrance
  • Elements of taste and aftertaste
  1. Disgusting (rather drink water)
  2. Poor/boring (somewhat drinkable, but nothing more than that)
  3. Ok (meets expectations)
  4. Good (above average and high quality in terms of taste)
  5. Splendid (top notch; a joy to consume every drop)
  6. Out-of-body experience (absolutely supreme taste and presentation)

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Lambiq

Witte lambicThis brewery has an interesting line of fruity ales, which of I’m familiar with a few. Now, this is a new one though- a wit beer, yellow and lightly mirky in looks. The nose reveals very sweet notes of white tea, sugary pineapple and honey. Lightbodied consistency and nice levels of carbonization. Tastewise, it’s very mild but the aromas previously mentioned are enhanced by notes of banana, rounded off by a fruity easy-going hopped postludium. Nice one, would definately be a hit during summer.

BacchusDark rubyred colour, pours a nice pink head. Nose is ripe wild cherries in abundance, delicious. Taste is first sweet, then subtly acidic & fruit-driven, with a young edge to it. Quite light-bodied texture, and longlasting. Sour, great aftertaste.

imageLight red in colour and pouring a large head. Intense nose of cherries and some yeast, very young. Very fresh, with stingy acidity which quickly evolves into fruityness that lasts throughout the aftertaste, slowly fading out. Thin bodied. The berries also provides some sweetness at the end. Nice refresher on hot days.

OudbejiteOpening is spices meets yeast acidity, and one can even smell the sweetness in it. Preludium of comfy sweetness, in a velvetish sense. Exceptionally well- balanced, with a hint of the sea to it. Probably goes well in combination with seafood. Sour, sweet and alive- but all the time balanced and great. Inviting deep yellow colour as well.

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