Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 14, 2005
Dry grass and dust nose with good release of gases. Heather flower and honey on the palate with a bit of dms. very soft and clean mouthfeel very mild almost cracker like malt tones. Mild acidic and sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
ZBF 2005. Pours golden with a creamy white head. Aroma is of honey and flowers. Taste is sweet honey, some spicyness, with notes of flowers. Aftertaste is sweet honey. All in all a nice mellow honey ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2005
Zythos Beer Festival, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 2005. Cloudy golden colour with a white head. Sweet honey light malty aroma and taste, light alcoholic. Medium body and a sweet light alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2006 Bottle, 750ml. Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow, unfiltered. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with a strong note of diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. A virtual diacetyl bomb, unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2005
Bottle. Gusher. Very highly carbonated, everything churns in my glass. Little bits of yeast floating everywhere. Cloudy golden colour with nice, big, stable white head. Aroma is acidic/sour and perhaps also a bit malty. Refreshing acidic flavour reminding me of orange juice. This is good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2005
Poured clear gold with a medium, long lasting head. Slightly woody, malty aroma, with some spicy notes. Sweet honey start, with some dry fruity flavours there too. Yeasty aftertaste. Nice medium-full smooth body. I quite like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Pale clear golden. Lightly oxidized aroma. Quite fizzy pour, but almost no head retention. Rather sweet, with a moderate hop bitterness. Rather bland and lifeless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2004
Bottled, at the Lowlander, London.
Golden with suspended debris, that didn’t settle. Medium head reducing to thin. Organic honey flavour, that is sweet with rustic sourness. Strong bitter flavour muscles quickly over the sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
Very tart, soured pineapple and tropical fruits in the aroma. Opaque, golden-yellow with decent cover of white head. Sour fruit continues in the flavour with plenty of honey sweetness to balance and a long, herbal finish. Acidity appears as an intermittent moodswing. Soft and bubbly with smooth mouthfeel. I’m happy to have tried this one, but don’t imagine I’ll revisit often. Bottle sampled with MartinT and Rastacouere at Spuyten Duyvil (Brooklyn, New York).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
UPDATED: APR 1, 2005 Heavy honeyed mint perfume attracts but the flavor detracts from the initial curiosity...A fluffy carbonation renders lots of yeast and a sometimes bothersome acidic character, offshoot of the strong honey methinks, or possibly some green hops...A quirky gal this Bieken, an interesting acquaintance but certainly no long-term relationship potential...

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