Paardebloem

Paardebloem is a Flemish term for ‘dandelion’.  

PardebloemRed Rock’s Paardebloem is a Belgium Style Ale that’s brewed using dandelions as a bitter.  It’s made with toasted Pilsner malt, grains of paradise, peaches, fresh picked dandelion greens and is blended with some wood-aged beer. It has a hazy, deep golden color, a soft-toasted malt character.  It contains 9.2% ABV.

Red Rock’s Paardebloem won a Gold Medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival in the Experimental Beer Category.  The Paardebloem was also featured in a collaboration with New Belgium Brewing for the Lips of Faith Series.

Beer Advocate Review:

look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5 out of 5

Appearance:
Cloudy golden orange color, with a one-finger plus creamy off-white head.  Lots of thick, creamy, sticky lacing left behind.

Smell:
The nose is malty with some nice yeast notes, oak, slightly spiced.

Taste:
Starts out with sweetish malts, faintly reminiscent of honey.  A slight bitterness with an herbal quality.  The taste is sweet on the lips, malty, with a yeast note.  Nice touch of spice.

Mouthfeel:
Medium to Full body. Very nice carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall:
This is a pretty complex brew.  ABV is hidden pretty well.  Very drinkable…this brew is a joy to drink.  Red Rock is doing a very fine job with their higher ABV brews.

 

Learn how this beer came to be: The Mother of Invention
Learn about our collaboration with New Belgium Brewing: Lips of Faith

Paardebloem-Label

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