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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bière blonde dorée de haute fermentation d’un arôme épicé et une agréable amertume en fin de bouche.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olsvammel (5513) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
It poured a pale yellow liquid with a white head. Sweet and malty smell with some corn. Similar taste but also some yeast and fruits. Felt industrial.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4801) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle, Tried whist sitting in a bar in wonderful Brugge. Cant say what the appearance was because it was served in a three handled stone jar. Taste was a sharp bitternes with a medium body. Nice beer, great place.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (7251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2011
drat@Paters Vaetje: clear golden with a white head, taste & smell at first almost nothing, grainy, light malt & sugar, incredibly neutral for a beer, as it warms up, you get some light sweet fruit, some spices, minor yeast, pepper, incredibly kind of empty for a beer in distinct characteristics, neither bad or particularly good

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22885) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
Bottled, thanks WIm and Els! Clear golden, creamy head. Sweet and creamy with medium body. Plenty of marzipan and iron, slight resiny bitterness. Easy going strong ale with good drinkability and some levels oif complexity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (12571) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Yellow, pretty standard blonde color, white head. Smell and taste are ok, but overall very average.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours unappealingly pale. A pretty dry palate with just some citrus notes to break that up. Disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (12035) - 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 (3967) - 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 (2140) - 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.


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