Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2005
Fairly sour aroma, olives too? Cloudy, make that muddy brown, tiny cream head, a lot of floaties. Flavour was somewhat sour, tart, dry, and acidic. Pretty good. I sure wish I could say who was nice enough to share this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2005
Hazy amber coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits, spices and malts. Flavour of fruits and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Orangey golden, unclear with an extremely lively bubbly head. Sweet honeynotes making this very soft - pleasant rather than cloying. Has some of the rustic slightly musty notes you sometimes find in Belgian micros. Warming alcohol with a pronounced bitter finish. 191297

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Hazy, golden body with several suspended floaties beneath a fluffy, white head. Sweet, fruity aroma of sweet apple cider, fresh pears, pale malt, a plethora of fruity esters, dry bakers yeast and clover honey. Sharp, active carbonation, a fairly thin body. The flavor profile is interesting, as the flavors in the mouth are fleeting and quickly gone, but the finish is long, mellow and warm. Itís quite strange. Sweet and slightly chalky up front before the warmth of the alcohol takes over. A tasty, but not all that exciting, beer. A little too sweet, for my tastes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2005
a sim rate: This beer has one of the best aromas of any beer! Iím slightly biased as itís one of my favourite beers, but you canít deny the sweet, honey scent. Surprisingly, the flavour is not as honey as its aroma, but it does leave a sweet aftertaste thatís delightful. The taste is sweet and floral with a bit of a beery flavour to balance the sweetness. The palate is smooth, almost like a lager, although this beer is way too nice for that label. Overall, delicious!

   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 (7319) - 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 (15272) - SÝnderborg, 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!

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