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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Bière blonde dorée de haute fermentation d’un arôme épicé et une agréable amertume en fin de bouche.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1926) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
bottle of this years ago at Smokeless Joe’s yellowish amber, good foam nose is belgian spices and malt kinda sweet flavor is similar doesn’t seem as high in the booze well hidden

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - OCT 11, 2009
Minimal head over a clear blonde body. Good lacing. Smell is huge in bubble gum with yeast and some citrus. Taste was a lot of the same. I can’t believe how much this one taste and smells like bubble gum! Really weird. I like this one but it’s not the best BSA. Just different than others I’ve had. Overall not very well balanced with the hops and sweetness but still a pretty good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
note666 (1199) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2009
09-09-11 330 ml bottle clear light golden colour. smal white head. not one of the best tripples.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
bottle, clear dark-golden with medium head. very sweet, sticky, and fruity, too sweet for my taste. and not very well balanced. mediocre

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2009
Clear golden beer with a thin lasting white head, aroma is citrussy, floral and spicey - taste follows but with a slightly bitter finish that knocks down the score. Kinda reminds me of Tripel Karmeliets poorer cousin.......still a good beer though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Parket (577) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2009
from tap @ the republiek, brugge, golden colour and very stable nice white head. Sour and grainy smell. Taste: fruity, grainy, a bit bitter, malty and yeasty. Good quality and typical Belgian blond-beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinte (397) - Udine, ITALY - JUL 6, 2009
Bottle 0.33L. Clear golden body with a large, creamy, white head, mostly lasting with a good lacing. Lots of tinuy particles coming from the bottom of the glass. Intense malty aroma (bread); light yeasty and hoppy notes. Moderate spicy, fruity (orange) and alcoholic notes are present too. Heavy sweet taste at the beginning; then also a bitter note appears for a long-lasting finish. Medium body with an oily texture; soft carbonation; some alcoholic feeling in the finish. Satisfactory.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7473) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2009
bottle, pours golden, white head. Aroma is yeasty with notes of citrus and orange peel. Taste, malty with a honey like palate, yeasty with a light bitter hoppy finish. Notes of fruits, orange/banana followed by spices and a lively abv.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MagnumPI (56) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2009
BEARLIKE DRUNK OOZED GEL ! Good little beer this. Actually drunk a couple of months after the best before date but still tasted remarkably fresh. Great strong fruity aroma on opening, and a very clear pale golden pour with barely any head. What looked slightly insipid however was very pleasant on the tastebuds with the 8.5% clearly evident. Fruity and sweet with undertones of vanilla icecream this went down far too well. Just wish i’d had another waiting in the fridge

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bontus (676) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Very crisp appearance. Very spicy aroma. Grassy hoppy over malty aroma’s. Smooth mais palate. Decent beer.


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