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Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
omhper (19220) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2002
Orange colored. Hazy. Lively, soft and full bodied. Complex with some bitterness. Superb beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cosmicpolly (27) - Bruges, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. colour is golden orange with a lovely head.The beer started to foam heavily when pouring it out(the second time I experience this with a Bieken) and I had to pour it out into two glasses. Beside this, the beer tasted wonderfull with notes of honey and yeast. Not too bitter, lovely sweetness (and yet not too sweet): a lovely combination of tastes. I really like this stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Fruity, floral, and a nice balance of honied sweetness and bitterness. Orange color, fresh aroma of citrus and apricot.

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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2386) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Taste this the first time years ago @ the Hopduvel. today again at Bab festival with Leen. Hazy dark golden color with a white head. Aroma yeast, honey, wheat, and little coriander. Medium body. Taste a bit spices, sweet, yeasts. Good character ! We like it very much !

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 Bottle. Simply the best honey beer I have tasted. Honey gold in colour with a lacy white head, it knocks you for six with a sublime aroma of honey and burnt sugar, kept from oversweetness by peppery hop hints. On the tongue it’s smooth and rich but never cloying. Delightful stuff that I highly recommend.

I should note that the two bottles I bought at GBBF 08 were both vile and not worth a 2.5 let alone my original score. What’s happened?

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2002
Somewhat of a rust color (although the lighting in the restaurant made it difficult to see) with a nice lemony aroma. A rather astringent hop bitterness yet quite flavorful and filling.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9293) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
renffisch (760) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2008
bottle at ethereals. Sweet scent of honey bees :-) more like honey combs rather than honey. Amber colour, little white head, steady fine bubbles. a lot of honey beers either dont taste of honey or are overly overbearingly honey sweeeet, but this is neither. Expertly balanced. just right. gorgeous, and the label is too cute.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Outstanding!! I could drink this ’til the cows come home. Amber colored beer with a sweet honey nose, bit of bananna and clover. Flavors are pretty much the same. I enjoyed it immensly and would buy if found again. Nice label too.


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