De Dochter van de Korenaar Claire

Claire

 

De Dochter van de Korenaar in Baarle-Hertog, Antwerp, Belgium 🇧🇪

Lager - India Style Regular
Score
6.80
ABV: 5.0% IBU: - Ticks: 7
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6.9
Appearance - 4 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6.5

Dry-hopped lager by Dochter van de Korenaar, bottle from Geers (probably). No real gusher - but foam did slowly creep out of the bottle neck minutes after opening, so I do recommend keeping an eye on it. Very thick and rocky, clearly hops-enhanced, plastery lacing, snow white, coarse and irregularly edged but very stable head, sitting heavily on a hazy apricot blonde beer with somewhat ochre-ish hue (darker than a Pilsener but also lighter than an amber lager as it is apparently classified here) with fine strings of bubbles slowly rising upwards from the middle, travelling through the mist; dark bits of hops are present here and there too, possibly accounting for the 'creeping' foam. Aroma of old orange cake, orange zest even, strong biscuit, shortbread, minerals (as in strongly carbonated spring water), apple blossoms, hints of ground almonds, dry earth and dried peaches. Sweetish but clean onset, some low fruity accents (green pear, dried apricot), medium to lively carb but 'refined', smooth and soft body; lovely biscuity and shortbready malt sweetishness with a grainy edge, something lightly powdery towards the end, ending with medium long, floral and grapefruity hop bitterness as well as a retronasal effect of dried orange peel and dried field flowers, but without going all IPL-like. I guess this is technically an IPL, though, rather than a true Wiener or amber ale (a rare enough genre to begin with), but one that conveys the finesse, restraint, solidity and elegance typical for this brewery. Quite a unicum among Belgian-brewed lagers, in any case, and in that sense memorable enough.

Tried from Bottle on 26 Jun 2021 at 22:55


7.8
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Best before 01/2022, 330ml bottle bought at Etre Gourmet online shop;

APPEARANCE: strong gusher, a lot of beer loss; dark golden to amber like color, orange hues under the light, murky and hazy with light degree of visibility under the light; fluffy and frothy off white head falling in to a bubbly and lasting ring, moderate lacing; visible rising carbonation with floating particles

AROMA: fairly fruit forward on the nose for lager beer - ripe apples/apple compote, citrus zest a soft citrus/lemon like refreshing tartness, subtle impression of candied orange; moderate malty sweetness of toasted bread with marmalade, bread crumbs, hints of wet bread and subtle bread dough on the edges; very low hop profile on the nose, subtle dusty hops

TASTE: fluffy carbonation but not sharp or effervescent, medium light body, crisp and wet on the edges, mineral notes, nicely dry and bitter in the finish; light malty sweetness to begin with, notes of bread, toast, a touch of caramel, less fruity as suggested on the nose - sweet apple, hints of stone fruits; medium light noble hop bitterness, slowly growing with every sip, mainly herbal and spicy hop character with hints of grass, hay, earth dust is and wood in the background; no sign of off flavours

OVERALL: to bad for gushing (at least 100ml beer loss), for me feels like Vienna Lager than Kellerbier with decent malty sweetness and slightly more pronounced bitterness than standard Vienna Lager

Tried from Bottle from La Cave à Bières d'Etre Gourmet on 08 Feb 2021 at 18:19


7.9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5

Draft glass @ Beerlovers Bar. Clear golden with a soapy white head. Nose is flowers, honeydew, mellow, oily with honey. Taste is nice subtle big honey, white grape, lots of flowers, low mineral, grainy, delicate, white bread, crisp, very well done.

Tried from Draft at Beerlovers Bar on 08 Feb 2020 at 10:29


7.8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7.5

Pours a clear blonde ( was sold this as a Vienna lager, don't know why untappd caused this kind of confusion, as it isn't even amber ) , not as amber as expected ( under the impression of a Vienna ) . Smell is full, malty, mild caramelly note. very bready. Taste is mildly bitter, very refreshingly so. Creamy, hints of caramelly, bready notes take the upperhand. Dry hop is rather hidden, but the naturallity of this beer, the intense essence of a lager... this is a gem. Very flavorfull, natural, and awesome.

Tried on 07 Feb 2020 at 13:21


4.6
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 4 | Flavor - 5 | Texture - 4 | Overall - 4.5

Mild herber, hopfig bitterer Beginn. Milde Süße, trocken, minimal hefig. Okay, eher langweilig. 10/7/8/7//7

Tried on 01 Aug 2019 at 18:14


6.9
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7.5

Dark golden colour with lasting head. Aroma and flavour are very malty. Lots of malt sweetness. Balanced by a light but well rounded hop bitterness.

Tried on 31 Mar 2019 at 16:11


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Tried on 09 Mar 2019 at 13:42