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Brouwerij Bavik
1894 Oak & Hops

1894
Oak & Hops

Bottle date 22-04-15. Dark Golden pour with a decent head considering the age, which was inline with the decent pop that was experienced on opening. Nose is very aromatic with some boozy esters. Sweetish, barrel notes open the tastes, but also a really fruity experience. The sweetness in the mid-palate is really quite strong. The alcohol is also quite prominent. A little bit of oxidation in the far back end as well, but it's never really a significant factor. It has some tartness amongst the...

Wittekerke Rosé

Wittekerke Rosé

11.2 oz bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. My bottle is the "Framboise" that I'm pretty sure is the US version of "Rose". To be honest, I'm NOT against this kind of beer as a matter of principle, but having tasted this beer it's not something that I can take. Peach colored pour with a nice head that produces some lace. Th beer actually looks OK, as long as you observe it for what it is and no more. The nose is that bad either, with some artificial raspberry notes and some lightly acidic...

Wittekerke Rosé

Petrus Blond

$3.49 for a 11.2 fl oz single from Smyrna Beverage, or around $12 for a four pack. 38616 dot-matrixed on the back of the label. This "Blonde" has an appearance that has a good head and some lace, but a rather unattractive Dubbel like experience (I hate that dirty, murky pond water look). Aroma is almost port like, but without a strong alcohol presence. Very nice. A little acidity in the initial taste, but then comes a small amount of sugary yeast. A little alcohol comes through in the finish....

Wittekerke Rosé

Petrus Speciale

Overall a rather disappointing experience. Special? I don't think so. Belgian Dark? Not in my book. Poured into the Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs chalice I get a golden body with thin, watery lacing. That's fitting because the whole experience is somewhat thin and watery. Lack of body, taste and alcohol makes for a letdown. Dry bitters in the taste and the finish, a metallic twang and little less apart from some citrus (mainly lemon) notes. It lacks a lot of the sweet and spice notes and the...

Petrus Aged Pale

Petrus Aged Pale

Additional notes 06/22/24 A LOT of time (and beer) has passed since the notes below. To give context this used to be pretty much universally categorized as a Belgian Pale Ale which of course was never a true representation of what was in the bottle. It's a pretty beer no doubt in terms of the golden, hazed body and the head that is better than those original notes would suggest. Some lace too. The nose is balsamic vinegar based. Like ALL beers of this type it mellows with temperature and by...

Wittekerke Rosé

Wittekerke

Not bad. Pretty standard appearance for a decent Wit, with the anticipated lemon, cloudy hue and a large billowing, white head. Looks good, although the lacing and the head retention are not up to much. I didn't get the large citrus nose that some others have noted, in fact, the whole aroma and taste experience was rather subdued. Not the most potent Wit in a style that is seldom very gregarious. Good mouthfeel, and drinkability. Decent player in a pinch, but there are lots of better examples....

Wittekerke Rosé

Petrus Gouden Tripel

Striking color, absolutely golden with a decent head and some lacing. Quite dry, with a little prickly carbonation in the mouthfeel. Definite spicy character with some fruit, but it was difficult to pin down the exact fruits and spices that were in play. Dry in the finish and somewhat uninspiring for a Tripel. Worth a try if you like a more subdued Belgian but a little disappointing if you're looking for a bigger beer.

Wittekerke Rosé

Petrus Oud Bruin

Orange/brown pour with some good carbonation. Lacing is slight but present. Very distinct and definite apple/cider sourness, reminiscent of the Lambic or Saison styles. This was somewhat surprising to me, because I'm not familiar with the Flanders Oud Bruin style. Slight smokiness in the initial taste and very light in the mouth. I would imagine that the lightness might sit uncomfortabley with some, especially those people who were expecting a more robust brown ale type beer. Drinkable and...