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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Horste
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Nederhorst Den Berg, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A full-bodied, golden blonde ale that raises a gorgeous dense white head. The soft, delicate flavor makes this very weighty brew surprisingly easy to drink. Truly a Queen among beers.

Ibrew2or3's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Sampled at the O-Town throwdown. Poured slightly hazy straw color with tiny head. Sour and tart aroma with light lemon or other citrus and a hint of something medicinal. Flavor starts off nice and fruity then mild sourness enters followed by a slight medicinal note. Ends smooth with slight malt sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25464) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Bottled (backlog). Golden colour, mediumsized slightly off-white foamy head. Aroma is fruits, mild alcohol, some spices, toffee and a bit ripe fruits. Flavour is ripe fruits, alcohol, some toffee, herbs and some spices as well. Balanced and quite nice big beer. Good sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2010
From notes. Hazy gold. White carbonation. Light colored fruits, earth, must, vinous notes, funk, sourness, woodsy. Dry, yeasty finish. Medium body is balanced. Funky golden ale now (07?) that tastes pretty good, would have liked to have a fresh sample to compare to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Shared from a 750 ml bottle. Brownish pour with malty sweet aromas. Dark fruit flavors and more molasses and malty sweet flavors. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Thanks to Dr. Bill (I believe) for bringing this to RBSG! Poured hazy darker brown with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma was dusty and very woody with some rich caramel, toffee, and darker fruits in there.. very well oxidized and going downhill, but still enjoyable. The flavor devolved even more dramatically with slightly sour cardboard and medium-skinned fruits at the core and a long-ish finish with fruity bitterness and some sours. Low carbonation and dry on the palate with an OK feel.. probably a shadow of its former self, but I’m grateful for the opportunity to try it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
orange body with a off-white head.i picked up alcohol,wine type flavors,and caramel in the flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
750mL bottle, courtesy of jjpm74. Thanks, John! Pours a hazy, orange / tangerine color; off-white head with patchy, fine-bubbled lacing. Sweet caramel, Belgian sugars, and some oxidation in the aroma; slightly messy nose. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy dry caramel, Belgian sugar, and toasted malts; touch of warming caramel coming through; a bit messy at this point. Medium finish: dry caramel, toasted malts, and a touch of lingering Belgian sugar; a bit light around the edges.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Pours copper with a decent white head. Smells of horseblankets, hay, straw, lysol. Tastes like a liquid cleaner with some hints of dry malt on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Sampled at the O-Town Throwdown. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma has hints of citrus and lemon. Citrus flavor starts sweet and finishes sour. Very drinkable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Hazy, hay colored. Sour aroma with a hint of cold tap water (chlorine?). Taste is not what I was expecting from the aroma. Light with a notable lack of sour notes. A part of the saison world and yet apart. In case you doubted, courtesy of Matta!

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