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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ingelmunster, Belgium

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common

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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
richc83 (35) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Meh... Nothin special to drink so im not gonna take the time to explain it... Average at best


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (4324) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle @ Bierpaleis, Brugge. Copper-gold with a large carbonation and a thick bubbly-frothy head. Strong tasting but maintaining its distinctively Belgian nose that has yeasts and vanilla evident too. Nice and smooth in the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (855) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Pours a colour between copper and golden with a white frothy head. Aroma is yeast with a hint of citrus zest. Taste is a balanced light bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MagicB (7) - - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
very bitter, pale, cloudy, medium body. Creamy, and then a thoroughly bitter aftertaste. Sadly, it was a little bit too much bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vjohans (72) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
banana, alcohol, golden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, slick feel, average carbonation,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6005) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Clear yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, fruit, spice and alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4602) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
pours clear pale but bright yellow with a rocky white head, good retention and lacing. booze - perfumey alcohol, honey and candi sweetness, soem white grape juice, very yeasty - metallic, grassy and peppery, floral, vanilla with coriander hints. bright carbonation - slightly prickly, light to medium body - oily, harsh and disturbingly hot palate, boozy, and grassy-spicy-peppery finish. average pale belgian strong with few tripel qualities. harsh and unrefined.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1442) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours a clear and sparkling golden and is topped by a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of peppery alcohol, fruits and spices. Tripel-ish, really. Taste is of fruits, spices, alcohol with some carbonic bite. Body is light and carbonation way too high, giving a watery feel to it that is a bit unsettling. All the uncontrolled alcohol dries the mouth quite aggressively. Just OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (436) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
@ Tasting in Klippan 3/10-14. Bottle from Belgoklubben. Aroma: Yeasty, fruity. Taste: Dito + sweetness. The finish is dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (1074) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
@ Tasting in Klippan 3/10-14. Bottle from Belgoklubben. Fruity and yeasty with spicy notes, sweet with some light alcohol, medium body with a watery texture. The finish is dry, spicy and yeasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (163) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 29, 2014
Bottiglia, scadenza prossima, quindi non il massimo della freschezza. Ed infatti al naso arriva scialbo un aroma che sa distintamente di mele e banane, con un po’ di malto ed un pizzico di liquore, alcool insomma. Visivamente l’arancio della birra è piacevole, arancio torbido. Spero che in bocca rispecchi le caratteristiche dell’aspetto. Birra con schiuma bella fine che tende, almeno a me, a svanire abbastanza in fretta. Schiuma saponosa, lascia dei bei cerchi nel bicchiere. Sulla lingua avverto un bel sapore di frutta, quella annusata, molto dolce bilanciata da un funalino abboccato niente. Male. Mi piace sulla lingua. Anche al palato non riserva cattive impressioni. La birra non è freschissima ma sento un sapore che inizia dolce e finisce caldo ed abboccato. Carbonatazione media, come il corpo. Sicuramente non è oleosa come speravo, ma è ben nascosto l’alcool, ed è calda. Il finale per me è al malto, con il luppolo vagamente presente. Buonissima birra, direi da meditazione. Dio salvi i belgi...


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