Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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.

ComradeK's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (1086) - Sydney, - MAY 21, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep ruby amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves decent lacing. The aroma offers toffee and honey malt notes, along with sweet berry and glace cherry. Mild floral hops up front lead into a berry flavour, with some slightly jarring woody notes coming through. Port in the mid-palate gives way to an alcohol finish. On the whole this is not a bad beer, but it does have some slightly jarring aspects that set it back a little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ttheilen (392) - USA - MAY 8, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjogro (2089) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle at Flo’s place. Brussels Nightshop tick. Clear reddish brown with offwhite head. Sweet malts, caramel, toffee, cherry flavored hardcandy, strawberry too. Medium sweet. Medium body, under average carbonation. Very dusty cardboardy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maakun (2867) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle shared from some nightshop in Brussels. Clear reddish brown with fluffy off white head. Lots of caramel, bitter herbs, dried red fruits, grape skins, quite some alcohol. Medium sweet with a lasting herbal alcoholic bitter finish. Over medium bodied.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goofy34 (64) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2016
Superbe couleur rubis, caramel et fruits rouge au goût, amertume sur la fin...rien à dire mais quelque chose me dérange...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (1145) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 29, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear ruby red, cappuccino head Hint of cognac/winey, peach, honey Mature fruit, good carbonation, raw sugar

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (9559) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
Bottle shared / road soda. Hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light yeast and light overripe dark fruit. Flavour is above moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (417) - BELGIUM - APR 25, 2016
Helder koperrood bier met beige schuimkraag. Fruitig aroma Smaak: caramel, gedroogd fruit. Gemiddeld mondgevoel met mooi koolzuur. Afdronk: kort, zoetig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corkyrory66 (1263) - BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2016
Bière non plus à 9 % abv, comme indiqué sur le site, mais à 8,5 %. Non refermentée. Mon exemplaire avait 6 mois en plus que sa date limite. Couleur roux auburn, à la clarté nette. Bulles moyennes, éparses, peu nombreuses. Mousse qui est un nappage brun clair de surface. Arômes de malt cara, candi, caramel, un peu de baies noires. 1ère bouche souple à l’ensemble malt cara et candi, avec quelques fruits mûrs. Arrière-bouche équilibrée, mais d’un niveau modeste. 2ème assez agréable, mais un peu doucereuse. Arrière-bouche à la personnalité pas très affirmée. 3ème un peu plus affirmée, comme en réponse à ma remarque !! Arrière-bouche à la fois fruitée et boisée. La longueur ne confirme pas cette 3ème bouche, elle est plus indéfinie. Jambes modestes. Alcool qui ne fait pas son niveau, il ne travaille pas sur la longueur. Finale linéaire. CONCLUSION : que faisait le Keizer Karel avec cette rouge rubis ?? Il attendait qu’on lui serve la blonde ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (906) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2016
Ruby, carbo moyenne, petit collet mince. Aromes fruités, raisins, fruits rouges Corps moyen un peu huileux, pas mal de caramel en final ave petite amertume .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (5891) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2016
Draught at Taberna Bega cons 2016-02-24 Braga, Portugal AR: yeasty, rasins in alchol AP: ruby red, high frothy cream beige foam, lovely waterfall curtains F: strong yeasty, warming feeling, rasins, pruns, suger water preserved suger cake, filling!

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