Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 241   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 17/20
cphbeerking (154) - København K, - MAY 22, 2008
Sporting one hefty whiff of dark honey gone awry (though hardly possible), this is a special brew indeed. Having a personal love of the things good that this bee’s elixir does for man, I’m naturally inclined to endorse a special brew such as this. Still, I wouldn’t speak highly of this bottle were it not for the absolutely gorgeous combination of honey, yeasts and a powerful alcohol presence to balance out the sting. A great honey-tinted offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamnowek (343) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
Hazy peach in colour with a big creamy head. Aroma is a big bouquet of flowers. Taste is crisp, flowery, citrus, and a tinge of honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (950) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
Blonde dorée trouble, effervescence moyenne à bulles fines, col blanc moyen. Arôme de miel et de houblon, les malts sont rapidement dépassés par une amertume herbacée, notes de miel, légèrement fleurie. Une bière au miel loin des autres du genre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2630) - BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
Boelens’ best known beer, classic Belgian honey beer since 1994; deep peach blonde, hazy, with honey being present in the aroma along with spicy yeastiness, caramelly malts, herbal hops; less sweet than expected, though very estery, had a sourish accent many times I tasted it probably due to lactic bacterial infection; yeasty, sweet honey touch, otherwise spicy and malty with grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Decent, if you can find a non-infected sample, at least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (336) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a golden / blonde color and a nice large white head, with a lot of bubbles. The aroma has clear tones of hops, spices, flowers, citrus and a little sweetness from honey. The taste starts little sweet, honey like, to change in a nice light bitterness with tones of hops and spices. The finish is soft and a light bitter, and is long noticable. A nice strong ale, which could have been a tripel. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1295) - DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle@home. Haze golden. Small head. Sweet Heather floral rose honey notes. Dry spicy taste. Good with fried rice. Like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1264) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2014
Een lekker biertje. Een beetje zurig maar niet dat het overweldigend is. Dit ga ik zeker nog drinken

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (464) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2014
Licht troebel bier zonder schuim. Smaak is bitter, licht zuur, citroen. Blijft lang hangen. Uitstekend bier met bijzondere goede smaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1439) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Aroma of fruits, honey, hops. Flavour is wonderfully restrained sweetness with a welcome hoppy bitterness in the finish. Congratulations to brewery Boelens for brewing a honey related beer that I enjoyed quite a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6288) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Honey aroma, honey flavour. You are almost fooled into thinking it is sweet, but it is the honey aroma. The sugars are consumed, and a liberal amount of hops leave a robust bitter finish. Clever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4212) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: From a honey store in Belgium, had at home.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Alcohol, yeast, sweet honey, spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, yeast, caramel, alcohol, honey.

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