Category Archives: Belgian Pale Ale

Den Herberg Cuvée Devillé

Brewery: Den Herberg
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.2%
Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Brewer Description: I could not find much in the way of any official information.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.31
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.1

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a notched best before date of what appears to be September 2021. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass (as I read somewhere that it was supposed to be an Orval clone).
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention and eventually settled to a very thin but replenishing layer, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Lightly funky, light brett, grape, musty, straw, earthy, Belgian yeast and notes of wood.
Taste: Lightly sour, funky, brett, Belgian yeast, earthy, straw, hay, with a bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied, feels a touch watery, and soft carbonation.
Overall: Taste didn’t really work for me with this combination of brett, yeast, funk and earthiness. It was strangely on and off for me. Mouthfeel also seemed a tad watery at times.

L’Ermitage Théorème de L’Empereur

Brewery: Nanobrasserie de l’Ermitage
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.4%
Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Pale ale thé jasmin.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.94
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 24th October 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and left lots of sticky lacing.
Aroma: Lemon zest, pear, tea, floral, jasmine and a touch bready.
Taste: Lightly sweet, pear, tea, grass, floral, touch herbal and peppery, with a light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate but prickly carbonation.
Overall: Aroma was nice, while taste was easy drinking.

Chimay Dorée (Gold)

Brewery: S.A. Bières de Chimay
Country: Belgium
ABV: 4.8%
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Other Notes: Trappist beer. Ale is brewed at Scourmont Abbey

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Brewed at the heart of Scourmont Abbey, Chimay Dorée, a beer previously reserved for the monastic community, their guest and their colleagues, is now yours to savour, with its refreshing aromas of hops and spices.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.86
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before end date of December 2018. Poured into a Chimay goblet.
Appearance: A clear dark golden colour with a one finger white head that had great retention and left nice curtain like lacing.
Aroma: Lemon peel, clove, honey, tea, coriander and floral.
Taste: What you’d expect from the aroma with clove, banana, honey, tea, lemon peel, coriander, biscuit malt and floral.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and easy to drink. Not as complex as their other regulars, but its not meant to be.

To Øl Fuck Art This Is Architecture

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 5%
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Other Notes: Architecture is politics

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A nice refreshing funky Belgian-style Farmhouse Pale Ale presented to you by To Øl.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 5th May 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark amber, reddish brown colour with a big three finger frothy light tanned head that had good retention and left lots of lacing.
Aroma: Funky, brett, lemon, apple and grass.
Taste: Malt sweetness, grass, yeasty brett, light sour, peppery, white grape, prunes and apple with a touch of caramel.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was ok, although leaning towards having a bit too much brett flavours for my liking.

To Øl Sans Frontière White Wine Barrel Aged

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7%
Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) “Heaven knows no frontiers, and I’ve seen heaven in your eyes”.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 20th February 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: It was a hazy dark amber, reddish brown colour with a one finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly to just the edges, while leaving sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Prunes, grape, white wine, oak, lightly tart and mildly funky.
Taste: Brett, prunes and vinous white wine with some light caramel and wood.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: This was interesting to try but perhaps not quite my thing.