Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Top fermented ruby red beer with a mild and fruity flavour and a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Contains malted barley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2006
A Mes rate: 33cl bottle from Delhaize supermarket in Belgium. First off seeing as I entered this one I paid attention to the deScription. Something that I only do when I am adding a beer. Way to go Haacht, pulled out all the stops for that one didn’t you? Anyhow, rating ahoy... Hints of the regular CQ in the nose but thankfully without any of those unpleasant fish notes of aforementioned. If you imagine regular CQ without the molluscs and with some soap and cinnamon then you have it just right. Wonderful red brown body but in typical style the head settled quickly to something just below what you would call a thin covering. In the mouth it is like a more tangy version of Chimay Rouge. Much sweeter though and very apparent alcohol. The added orange peel is just there prvoding just a little extra spice. Finish was tarty and slightly acrid. Hoped it would be better but alas no. With the similarities between this and Chimay Rouge and between the Goudblond and Duvel then what is next? A Lindemans Kriek drink-alike?
Earlier Rating: 9/5/2005 Total Score: 3.4
A Mes rate: Tap @ PBF. If you are lucky you will get it in the original ceramic mug with the 3 handles. Ok first and foremost this smells rather disturbingly of mussels and as I result I found the nose rather unpleasant. Amazing deep tan/red looks. Head settles to thin film and lasts well. Dark fruits, cake and bread and plenty of caramel. Alcohol is not overbearing and it’s generally a decent drink. Just can’t stop thinking about mussels. Hold your nose!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber coloured with a large off-white head. Malty sweet and fruity. Notes of dark fruit. A bit too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (3009) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
The opaque mugs provided with this selection prevented a perfect examination of the appearance, but this one poured with a nice dark brown color and a thick head. The aroma was spicey and the flavor was very spicey: some cinnamon and nutmeg alongside the dark fruits. Mouthfeel was moderate to heavy and very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sten (726) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2006
A dark ruby colour with a fast diminishing white head. The aroma is slightly sweet and fruity. The taste is also sweet and fruity. Just to sweet for my taste. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Clear red w/ moderated tan head. Carmelized sugar and fruit aroma. Oxidized. Simple caramel flavor with a strong alcohol presence and an unbalanced bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2160) - Brescia, ITALY - MAY 4, 2006
Creamy and rather adherent nut head. Dark brown color, enough hazy, loads and with a good fizz. Sweet and alcoholic scent with caramel, toasted malt and cellar notes. Enough prickly wrapping, decided and solid taste. Much alcoholic and perfumed with sweet and little spiced aromas. Good persistence final.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - APR 19, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 Rød-brun øl fået som fad på Den Tatoverede Enke. + flaske hjemme. Sødlig karamelsmag med tilpas bitterhed. Varm og godt humlet. Belgisk gær brugt uden at det virker gennemtrængende. Alohol ikke dominerende. God øl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - APR 18, 2006
Bottle. Light brown colour with a medium light brown head. Aroma and taste of fruits, spices and caramel. Nice body, but the finish is rather alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16053) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2006
Bottle. Nice lasting tan head. Color is brown and a little hazy. Sweet fruity aroma. Taste is sweet and alcoholic, but very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2006
Bottle. Deep amber in color with a nice head, that dissapates pretty quickly. Fruity, and malty aroma. Grape and apple notes. Flavor is sweet with raisins and plums. Well balanced. Medium bodied. Clean mouthfeel. Nice beer.

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