Totem Evighet



Totem in Evergem, East Flanders, Belgium 🇧🇪

Brewed at/by: Bryggja
IPA - New England / Hazy Special Out of Production
ABV: 6.8% IBU: - Ticks: 8
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Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

22 July 2018. Gentse Feesten @ Brouwbar! Shared with Anke.
Pours cloudy yellow/ochre with a thinning, frothy, off-white head. Intense & fresh aroma of unripe tangerine, orange peel, lemongrass, yoghurt with peach, nectarine, lime, limoncello even, papaya. It tastes medium fruity sweet, lots of tropical fruit, tangerine, a bit lactic, and medium hoppy bitter, with notes of grapefruit & blood orange; backed by a lemony sourness. Dry, bitter, 'fruity hoppy' finish, blood orange, lingering dough. Medium body, creamy texture, fizzy carbonation. Perfectly balanced, rich & fresh brew. Lovely!

Tried on 27 Jul 2018 at 09:33

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 9

Sampled at swaff 2018. Thnx for sharing. Everyone ! Pours very milky blonde. Small, creamy white head. Smell is full. Fruity. Creamy. Bit yeasty. Taste is sharp. Bitter, blood orange. Mild hopburn. Very fresh batch, so this might settle. Nice.

Tried on 24 Jun 2018 at 15:29

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 6 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7.5

Draft @ Hal16, Doks brewing company, Ghent. Hazy milky yellow colour, white foam. Nose of papaya, citrus, sweet fruits. Taste is rather sweet, very fruity, lactose.

Tried from Draft on 10 Jun 2018 at 18:40

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

New blood orange NEIPA by Totem, at Goeste, thanks Klaas (and Goedele) for sharing. Rather thin but nonetheless creamy, open, egg-white head over a cloudy, bright yolk- and lemon-yellow coloured beer with vague greenish tinge. The nose is spectacularly to the point: no unpleasant off-flavours, no dankness, no old hops, but an overwhelming exotic cocktail of guava, very obvious and fresh blood orange, citrus-flavoured soda, granadilla, plantain, freshly squeezed lime juice, rambutan, melon, cucumber, dough, subtle note of fresh cheese spread or goat cheese. Sweet and sourish onset, very expressively citric, like freshly squeezed juice from blood orange or some other ‘exotic’ citrus fruit, strong background notes of passionfruit, guava and mango, lime-like souring edge, utterly crisp, colourful and refreshing right from the start; softish, minerally carbonation, rounded and rather creamy, bit doughy, fluffy malt sweetish base, a fertile soil for the expected colourful, sour, sweet and softly bitter finish in which all this fruitiness, i.e. a very intelligently applied ‘overdose’ of tropical fruit hops mixed with an equally generous and ‘genuine’ proportion of blood orange juice, passes by once again before disappearing forever down the throat. Sour and sweet in perfect balance with just the mild touch of bitter expected from a NEIPA, as a whole enriched with the brightest, freshest, most convincing degree of actual ‘citrusness’ I ever encountered in a beer – not many attempts at the current NEIPA craze have been made in Belgium so far, but I think I had all of them now (?) and this exceeds my expectations, which already tend to be very high regarding this brewery. Spectacularly well-done.

Tried on 30 May 2018 at 13:57

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

F: not big, white, quick gone. C: milky yellowish gold, hazy. A: fresh orange, tangerine, bit pine, fresh tropical fruits. T: tangerine, orange, tropical fruits, medium body and carbonation, very good balanced, fully enjoyed, sample draft shared with RB crew @ Swafff! Brussels Craft Beer Festival – 1st. day.

Tried from Draft on 29 May 2018 at 06:00

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Imported from my RateBeer account as Totem Evighet (by Totem):
Aroma: 10/10, Appearance: 4/5, Taste: 10/10, Palate: 4/5, Overall: 18/20, MyTotalScore: 4.6/5

25/V/18 - on tap @ DOK Brewing Compagny, but also tasted on several other occasions, including the wedding for which it was brewed, Goeste in Gent, Gent Brouwt-bar, etc... - BB: n/a (2018-733)

Cloudy, super cloudy yellow to beige beer, small creamy off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lovely stuff, bit dank, sticky hops, super fruity, tropical fruits, stone fruit, bit cheesy, oranges, citrus notes. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lots and lots of citrus, bitter grapefruit, super juicy, lovely stuff, bit sourish, more grapefruit. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, lots and lots of grapefruit, some orange peel, pretty bitter, super juice, lovely beer!

Tried from Draft on 25 May 2018 at 20:00

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Thank you for sharing! Sampled draft @ Swafff 2018. Massively milky, huge creamy white head, pure milky haze. Nose is cheese, lactose, smoothie creamy. Taste is orange peel, very cheese, milky, pure haze, clear orange, not as extreme as you would expect, very lovely milk cheese haze, bit lactose, very nice.

Tried from Draft on 20 May 2018 at 12:24


Only 20 hours old, according to the brewer! Tastes young indeed.

Tried from Draft on 19 May 2018 at 17:37