Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8572) - Ursel, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5828) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (2076) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2003
Dark yellow coloured, disappearing head. Spicy aroma and bitter flavour. Quite ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1630) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11227) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16462) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5414) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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.

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