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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Top fermented ruby red beer with a mild and fruity flavour and a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Contains malted barley.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonBlok (103) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Pours clear, red-brown with low, tan head. Aroma: malts, brown sugar, caramel, red fruits, little hint of tabaco. Taste: medium sweetness with low bitterness. Taste of malts with notes of red fruits, cinnamon, brown sugar. Texture is sticky. Carbonation is lively.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
psilosophy (612) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2015
Bouteille de 33 cl (titre à 8,5%). Couleur ambrée- rougeâtre, mousse correcte de belle tenue. Arômes de malts grillés, un peu fruitée. Trouvée à la Brasserie Delneste - Froidmont.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
susonagger (134) - spain, - OCT 7, 2015
ta: Profundo color marrón rojizo con espuma beige con mucho aire que se disipa rápidamente. Cuerpo pesado, baja carbonatación. Olor potente donde se nota la levadura, así como aire a caramelo y a fruta. Sabor muy afrutado, recuerda a vino por sabor como de uva, muy especiado, poco amargor, mucho recuerdo y se nota mucho el alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Milter (605) - Nyborg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2015 OK Strong Ale, frisk smag, meget mild, savner noget humle og fyld. Kedelig udseende, meget skum.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (264) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 14, 2015
À la fois bonne mais sans grande surprise. Déjà, cela ressemble à s’y méprendre à une scotch ale. Du nez à la bouche : très caramelisee et fumée. En se calmant, on retrouve des notes plus boisées.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
roldano (58) - - AUG 26, 2015
Espuma con tono tostado que se disipa pero se mantiene como una fina corona, color marrón achocolatado, aroma muy afrutado en nariz, curioso sabor afrutado muy dulce y con regusto agradable

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cthulhu (585) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle at a restaurant in Brussels.ASmber colour with medium head. Sweet malt and burnt sugar flavour with noticeable alcohol. Not impressed by this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PLundsgaard (433) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2015
det er bare en rigtig god øl flot gyldent skum en rigtig flot gylden/rødlig farve duften er meget god smagen er bare til en øl mere de sidder lige i øjet:):)

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
The foam is rough and fairly persistent, the flavor is a strange set of malt and hops without proper characteristics. The taste is just the same! Moderate but volatile malt tones of caramel mixes quickly with indefinite soft fruit. It is very difficult to maintain a certain theme in this beer. Hoppy bitterness is probably the best positive flavor remains. I miss the malt sweetness to dedicate to fruit, sugar or caramel. I miss a hop profile that is more pronounced or withdrawn. It is as if it won’t be neither malty or hoppy, but from the first tentative sip mixes it all together in a flavor composition that is difficult to separate. Belgian beer used to be much more nuanced, but here you have to look after the taste. Of course it is also an exciting challenge. Other ambrée from Belgium manages to do it, but this is slightly messy composed. This does not mean that it is bad and undrinkable, it’s just a bit messy in the whole.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (724) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
Copenhagen 12/7 2015. 75 cl bottle from SuperBrugsen. Does not match the database perfectly as the alcohol percentage is noted as 8,5 % on the label and 9 % in the database. Nice picture of Keizer Karel on the label to give it some royal atmosphere. Pours dark reddish brown with off-white head. Settles as fat creamy layer of foam. Lots of lacing. Aroma is a little sharp. Some coffee and metallic notes of alcohol. Medium carbonation. Taste is sweet and of fermented fruit. Boozy aftertaste with some yeast and a little sourness. Decent but not unforgettable sweet Belgian.


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