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Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
This is a ok Belgian Ale. Earthy, sweet, and some spicy flavors. Finishes smooth, clean, and crisp.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2004
Standard beer.... Tones of honey and yeast.... Its a beer and thats about it !!!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (10108) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2004
Bottled: Unclear. Light orange. Thin head. Very dominant yeast flavour. Light notes of malt and sweetness. Is very sour in the end, it almost reminds me of grapefruit .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3590) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2003
Bottle conditioned. Gold colour (I think) but unavoidable yeast haze with some big floaters . Good thick rocky white head and good condition. Initial aroma is obviously honey, along with yeast, breadcrusts and an apple fruitiness that just avoids being tart. Full bodied and fruity in the mouth, some alcohol and a distant yeasty bitterness. Long and lingering finish that is strangely flowery/honeyed.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2003
A violent pop of the bottle cap, then smoke billows out like it’s coming from a test tube in a cookie-cutter mad scientist’s laboratory. After pouring an overgenerous head and waiting for it to subside, there’s finally a good enough look at the liquid to notice Bieken is a cloudy, chameleon-like brown/yellow/orange – very interesting! Apple cider and lemon dominate the nose, with some bready-yeastiness due to bottle fermentation. A heavy, sweet sensation of alcohol dominates the palate, above and beyond what you’d even anticipate from an 8.5% alc./vol. brew. Fighting through the alcohol effects, there’s hints of yeast and citrus – grapefruit now, versus the lemon found on the nose. Overall, while quite interesting and complex, though the alcohol is not hidden as well as it is with high-quality Belgian ales.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29019) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2003
The aroma is sweet with notes of honey, yeast, and oranges. The color is an unclear yellow and it has a beutiful white head. The flavor is dominated by sweet honey combined with notes of corriander and yeast. It ends on a dry note. This beer is too sweet for my liking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2003
3 y.o. - blond-orange colour, fine creamy head, subtle flowery and honeyish aroma with a touch of alcohol, very smooth, creamy, moderate bitterness, long dry yeasty finish with strong notes of gingerbread

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2003
Old gold, very hazy, slim white head. Unbelievable yeastdeposit in the glass even after careful pouring. Nose: yes: honey - grassy too and herbal; some unidentifyable garden weed, very fine. Slight but consequent acidity, virtually no sweetness. Also flavours of grapefruit and (surprise, blond beer) coffee. Burning sensation: acidity + alcohol. The honey tends to strengthen the alcoholburn, not just the ABV. Strange, special, well worth trying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2003
Hazy orange golden color, medium thick creamy head. Spicy and hoppy aroma. Spicy taste, creamy body. Bitter palate. I wasn't aware of the high ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (1975) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2003
Dark yellow coloured, disappearing head. Spicy aroma and bitter flavour. Quite ok.


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