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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A soft, light brown ale.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2003
Bottled 330 ml. Amber coloured beer with creamy head. Nose of toffee and fruit which carries into the flavour where caramel is predominant. There are lemon notes and some raspberry!. Doesn't drink its strength.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
The Etruscan (490) - Tuscany, ITALY - FEB 15, 2003
Beige foamy headed. Amber color. Aroma is slightly malty with caramel and fruity notes but with an hoppy undertone. Flavour is more balanced with sweet fruity notes and a moderate bitterness. Alchool content remains hidden. Finish is moderately acidic. Medium to full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (5469) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2003
Banana and brown sugar aromas. Golden red, fitting head. Deep powerfull malt body which leans towards a dubbel. Caramel an raisin flavors. Aftertaste is a little weak and gone far too quickly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2005 Bottle Deep brown-reddish body. Brownish head, fully diminishing. Nose of liquor and malts. Lighty bitter, moderately sweet initial flavour. Moderately bitter, lightly salt finish. Medium tot fully bodied. Soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2003
Dark brown color and a tan head. I got this on tap at Lop Lop in Brussels served in a stone mug with 4 handles – bonus points for appearance. Light nose, but pleasant. Big malt taste – caramelly and nutty. A little thinner than I wanted, though. Still quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2006 Lop Lop, Brussels: Orange aroma. Amber with a big foamy head. Bitter apple flavor. Served in a wonderful four handle, stoned mug. 7/4/7/3/14 - 3,5 RERATE: Bottle from Eyedrinkale and Mkobes - including a nice glass - thanks a lot! Amber color, small layer of a head. Nice roasted malt taste, long lasting malt and vanilla dough taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (1962) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2002
Red coloured, rapidly disappearing head. Malty and sirupy with some alcohol. Bitter and warming palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (4711) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2002
Ruby red color, short head. Malty aroma, bit sirupy like. Slightly alcoholic. Sweet roasted malty taste, slightly alcoholic, liquorice, sirupy. Bit bitter alcoholic palate. Belly-warming. I actually was expecting a triple, i don’t know for what reason...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SteC (131) - Oostende, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2002
This is definitely a macrobrew, and you really feel it has the character of a macro.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2002
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium orange-brown, light density of small particles. Aroma is moderately yeasty (cobwebs, earth), moderately malty (toasted dark bread, nutty, cookie, roasted grain, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of banana, clove, cask wood, licorice, vanilla, orange, smoke, toffee, alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. The aroma is absolutely incredible (reminds me very much of a [very complex] weizenbock, but with old/cobwebby Belgian yeast), but the sweetness is too big and tends to stick around too long...fatiguing. Well-hidden alcohol.


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