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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Top fermented ruby red beer with a mild and fruity flavour and a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Contains malted barley.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3286) - Leiden, - NOV 23, 2012
Poured a reddish brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of rich berry fruits. Medium creamy body, flavour of sweet fruit with some caramel.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (248) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2014
Must say, gorgeous bottle. Pours brown, ruby red with small disappearing head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel and grass. Taste is quite flat, more dried fruit combined with quite bitter hops. Have had better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaVillum (439) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
75 cl, flaske, 8,5 % ABV, købt i SuperBrugsen på Østerbro, 13. september 2014. Mahognifarvet belgisk stærk Ale med fine cognacnoter i modlys. En fin mindre offwhite-farvet skumtop, som svinder ind til et par mm. Aromaen er typisk belgisk for denne øltype med masser af tørret frugt, som rosin, sveske og belgisk gær. Svage/fjerne noter af læder. Smagen er domineret af sødme, sukker og frugt med en bitterhed som usynlig partner. Læner sig op af sine belgiske søstre med lidt større potentiale. Fin balance mellem sødme og bitterhed, men en anelse mere vandet end "søstrene". Øllet har fin mundfylde, cremet i munden, en middel til kraftig krop, og et let afdæmpet kuldioxid indhold. Eftersmagen er lang og vedholdende. Umiddelbart en fin belgisk øl, men jeg savner det sidste spark, som kunne hive denne øl helt op i superligaen af belgiske øl.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle from E.Leclerc, Riberac. Poured a bright ruby, with a dense off white head. Aroma of dates, grain and grassy hop. Bitter hop flavours, with some sweet toffee, dried fruit and bread to balance. Finish was caramel, yeast esters and herbal notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1120) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Crystal clear medium amber body with a light tan head that laces the glass well. Quite strong aroma of caramel, dark dried fruits (lots of raisins!), lightly roasted notes and traces of port wine. Pretty strong flavour that is dominated by sweet caramel, also dark dried fruits and lightly roasted stuff. Moderate to heavy sweetness with only a light bitterness in the long-lasting finish. Very well hidden alcohol. Mid-bodied, smooth and pleasant, moderate carbonation. Sweet and enjoyable!
[75 cl bottle shared at home with Svensenga Smak & Behag, enjoyed 2 years after bottling, from SuperBrugsen Nykøbing Sj., Denmark]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (950) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 28, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles tomada en junio de 2007. Etiquetada como rubis etiqueta roja. (fecha de cons pref para 01-2008. lote l10). Color rojizo oscuro con aroma dulce. Sabores maltosos y dulces. Cuerpo medio con 8.5 vol y buena sensación alcohólica. Buena.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Launched in 2000 to celebrate the 500th birthday of emperor Charles V, who was born in Flanders. Tasted in its original form and in the renamed Keizer Karel Robijnrood form. Distantly related to the old Diesters bier, with which Haacht has a certain affinity. Creamy, light beige head and bronze colour; sweet smell of candi syrup, amaretto, chocolate, candied dates and raisins. Sweet and smooth taste, bit resinous, caramelly, body rather thin for a beer of this strenght, warm alcoholic finish. Never liked this very much but quite okay, for a Haacht brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benfi (532) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Thin beige head and lacing. Very fruity aroma of port, sugar, berries. Caramel, red currants and other berries in tast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1129) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 12, 2014
Botella de 330ml. Cáliz Carlos Quinto. Color marrón rojizo con tintes rubí a contraluz y apariencia algo velada. La espuma marfil presenta bastante buena retención pesa al alto ABV. Aromas de malta caramelo, uvas, leve pimienta, hierbas e infusión, al templarse afloran notas de acetona. Entrada vivaz y caramelizada. Cuerpo medio-pleno y carbonatación moderadamente alta. Paladar denso y sedoso. Sabores afrutados, dulces, de mermelada –fresa y albaricoque- con leve lupulización cítrica. Final largo, reseco dulce con leve amargor. Prolongado retrogusto afrutado con agradable azúcar moreno y calidez alcohólica. 330ml bottle. Charles Quint Goblet glass. Reddish brown color, ruby tints to the light & chill haze appearance. Off-white froth shows fairly good retention despite its high ABV. Caramel, grape, slight peppery, herbal & infusion aromas as well as solvent-like notes when it warms. Crispy & caramelized upfront. Medium to full body. Moderately high carbonation. Oily & silky palate. Fruity, sweet, marmalade –strawberry & apricot- flavors & low citric hoppiness. Long dried, sweet & slight bitter finish. Long fruity aftertaste, kind sugary & warming alcohol hues.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
Een lekker bier met een goede, volle smaak. Ik vond het net als de blonde een topper

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdleder (176) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
75 cl. flaske med champagne-prop. Flot rødlig farve. God øl til lidt grill-mad. Højt lysebrunt skum. Købt i Super Brugsen


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