Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10170) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
Bottled, 330ml from Marche de Natalie, Bouillon, Belgium. Gold with white head. For such a high alcohol beer, this doesn’t show it at all, light thinnish malty beer, quite sweet, cane sugar with hints of citrus. Moves towards a more honeyed body on warming, but still no signs of a big bber. Easy drinking, but not too exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martinboer (118) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2009
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Golden pour. Sweet, grassy nose. Hoppy and nice and sweet taste. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Bottle, pours clear gold with a 2 finger white head, shows excellent lacing. Aroma is of light malt, sweet candied sugar, grass, and light alcohol. The flavors start mild with a faintly sour/malt mix that is followed with light hop bitterness and extremely faint alcohol. The 8 and a half is very well hidden, this could pass as a light blond. The mouth is light and slightly creamy and I think adds to the drinkability. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rederic (2912) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
330ml bottle, bright golden color, with some floaties of candi sugar swirling around, sweet honeyed pale malt nose, with a faint corny accent, and a kind of smoky ashes note, a mild faint candied lemon peel aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet honeyish pale malt character, with a faint corny, candi sugar note, with a citrus flowery hop, leading towards a warming, lingering citrusy hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a lacing white head. Yeasty dry and orange fruity fresh. Sweet caramel and mild spiced yeasty flavour. Lingering fruity and yeasty flavour. Cardemomme and cinnamon. Smooth and mild yeasty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29226) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2008
Bottled. A hazy light yellow beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet malty with a boring fruit note. The flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of citrus, leading to a dry wheaty finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2008
Yellow colour, white head. Aroma is malty and fruity. Flavour has malts, fruits and some spices. Medium bodied, bitter-dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (1998) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUL 30, 2008
Clear yellow with a medium white head and active carbonation. Spicy, yeast, and some fruit in the aroma. Mouth has a bite to it. Dry, spices, yeast, caramel malts, and some fruit in the flavor. Decent, nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5427) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2008
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, clear, small head, nice brew, needs to be verified

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3718) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2008
Bottle at Paters Vatje. Light yellow with a large white head, ok lacings. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, fruity), moderate hoppy. Flavor moderate/heavy sweet and bitter. Medium/full body, the alcohhol is felt.

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