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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1603) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 Hazy, orange body. Creamy, lightly rocky head. Nose of orange, caramel and bit yeast. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour of flowers and some citrus. Soft mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2003
Chunks of yeast, just a little honey in the aroma, together with apple. Full bodied, almost buttery. Honeyish flavor, not coming forward too much. Hoppy, yeasty and some orange, apricot and apple. A bit of sourness and herbs. Not a bad beer, reasonably balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 8, 2003
On tap at the Toronado.Mild hoppy honey alcohol aroma.Cloudy blond appearance with a small head.Sweet honey flavor with a mild herbal licorice yeasty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2003
This beer has a yellow body - hue with an acid initial flavor and a honey taste and a heavy body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2003
Dark blond cloudy beer with a huge quickly disappearing head. Slightly honey sweet with a yeasty taste. The alcohol is noticeable but not disturbing. Medium bitter finish. A bit too yeasty for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2003
2 years old
Cloudy light amber color, with too many sediment particles; persistent head. Strong biting malt aroma, white sugar. Smooth taste, well balanced (i.e. not too sweet), velvety; malt, fudge, light honey. Interesting final, not really hoppy, but juggling between sweetness and dryness, bitterness and honey.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5151) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2002
An incredible zing of fresh fruity flavours, a hint of honey lurking around, lots of fresh spice, a firm malt body not overdominated by the alcohol strength, and a pleasant and subtle hit of fragrant hops. A wonderful beer. Strongly recommended. Well worth seeking out. I bought mine at the Canterbury Beer Festival, so I don’t know where to get it. The website address is: www.proximedia.com/web/boelens.html - but it’s in Dutch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2002
a well done amber honey beersome spices in the aroma quite drinkable and refreshing

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
malbert (105) - odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2002
The flavor couldn’t match the aroma. It started out so well but couldn’t finish the job.

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2002
Fantastic fruity hops aroma that gave me great expectations. But no!


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