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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bière blonde dorée de haute fermentation d’un arôme épicé et une agréable amertume en fin de bouche.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10654) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2011
Bottle. Blonde. Lemon and a hint of grass in the aroma. Slightly yeasty, grassy flavor with citrus notes. Alcoholic. Moderately sweet, but also soft and velvety. Decent but simple.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (3658) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 23, 2011
NOt too special although good in taste and in shape, including head. NIce features and a little of clove in aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1620) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2011
330 ml bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy some sweetness and bitter hops flavor malts spicy fruits and bitter hops

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Spicy all around; phenols in the aroma, sugar and sour in the flavor moderately, some pepper, yeasty beer, sharp. I kind of used the beer at the end as a real swisher to see what would happen and my mouth got really spicy. Lots of lacing man. Spicy yeasty - again - sticks with you and lays it on heavy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 22, 2011
Tap. Clear golden beer with a creamy head.Nice heavy carbonation,sweet malts,citrus,fruity notes,nice bitter hops,coriander,some grass.Dry hoppy finish.Very ballanced and drinkable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 6, 2011
330ml bottle (some random bar, Bruges)
6 Sweet perfumey malts.
3 Mid gold, healthy persistent head
6 Lovely soft perfumey malts and hops. Quite clear real hops, but still very malted
3 If it wasn’t for the residual sugars, this would have a thin palate, but it does have carbonation that fits well with that level of sweetness. Finish fairly crisp, and with fresh green hops.
13- Very easy drinker. A hoppier version of Leffe, say.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Abio (1639) - Waasland, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2010
Light golden coloured, a very nice big head. Smell is earthy, good spiced. A lot of taste, but not really that good. Unpleasant dry biterness, hops, to much spices, earthy, light citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (1746) - Nunavut, CANADA - OCT 27, 2010
Nice solid head, not too much of it, and a very bright yellow with some good carbonation. Aroma of hops, coriander, grains. Taste is mostly hops with a bit of tinniness, grassy notes. Very dry finish. It’s a very good blonde.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a average sized white foamy head over a clear gold body. Smells of spices (corianader seed) and tropical fruits (passionfruit, pawpaw). Tastes of honey, spices and tropical fruit with a sweet body, but a slightly bitter toasty finish. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13707) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle. Golden color, off white head. Aroma of malt, pepper. Flavor has slight licorice, pepper, corn. Decent.


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