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Boelens Bieken

Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
Boelens’ best known beer, classic Belgian honey beer since 1994; deep peach blonde, hazy, with honey being present in the aroma along with spicy yeastiness, caramelly malts, herbal hops; less sweet than expected, though very estery, had a sourish accent many times I tasted it probably due to lactic bacterial infection; yeasty, sweet honey touch, otherwise spicy and malty with grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Decent, if you can find a non-infected sample, at least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (308) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a golden / blonde color and a nice large white head, with a lot of bubbles. The aroma has clear tones of hops, spices, flowers, citrus and a little sweetness from honey. The taste starts little sweet, honey like, to change in a nice light bitterness with tones of hops and spices. The finish is soft and a light bitter, and is long noticable. A nice strong ale, which could have been a tripel. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1258) - DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle@home. Haze golden. Small head. Sweet Heather floral rose honey notes. Dry spicy taste. Good with fried rice. Like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2014
Een lekker biertje. Een beetje zurig maar niet dat het overweldigend is. Dit ga ik zeker nog drinken

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (417) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2014
Licht troebel bier zonder schuim. Smaak is bitter, licht zuur, citroen. Blijft lang hangen. Uitstekend bier met bijzondere goede smaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1338) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Aroma of fruits, honey, hops. Flavour is wonderfully restrained sweetness with a welcome hoppy bitterness in the finish. Congratulations to brewery Boelens for brewing a honey related beer that I enjoyed quite a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Honey aroma, honey flavour. You are almost fooled into thinking it is sweet, but it is the honey aroma. The sugars are consumed, and a liberal amount of hops leave a robust bitter finish. Clever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4068) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: From a honey store in Belgium, had at home.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Alcohol, yeast, sweet honey, spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, yeast, caramel, alcohol, honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
knutole (75) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2014
aroma: citrus, coriander, fruity, bubblegum, sweet, honey appearance: hazy pale to amber colour, frothy head taste: alcoholic, bitter, thick body, slightly sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corkyrory66 (700) - BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2014
Bière au miel de 8,5 % abv, refermentée en bouteille. Couleur jaune orangé. Apparence voilée de levure en suspension, dû à un très important dégagement gazeux au décapsulage. Bulles fines partout en petites colonnes. Mousse blanche épaisse mais artificielle (gaz), nappe à 1mm assez crémeuse. Arômes de cassonade, miel, cigare, tabac blond, biscuit feuilleté, genièvre, houblon amer. 1ère bouche douce à soyeuse, assez épicée, avec un peu de malt blond et du houblon amer. Arrière-bouche piquante, sans vraie personnalité. 2ème bouche qui propose un bon rattrapage sur une épice plus distinguée, et qui est très fraîche. 3ème sur des fruits blancs, pointe de fumée et de nicotine. Arrière-bouche amère, bien tranchée et houblonnée. La longueur offre un équilibre beaucoup plus satisfaisant avec du malt/houblon/épices. La levure est amère aussi, mais bien structurée. L’alcool est correct, sans excès, mais je pense qu’il a aidé à une longueur plus intéressante. La finale prend encore un peu d’ampleur, belles saveurs. CONCLUSION : belle bière qui a le défaut de commencer de façon très déséquilibrée, mais qui fait un très beau chemin pour se redresser jusqu’à la finale.

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