Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Bière blonde dorée de haute fermentation d’un arôme épicé et une agréable amertume en fin de bouche.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
note666 (1213) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2009
09-09-11 330 ml bottle clear light golden colour. smal white head. not one of the best tripples.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Parket (578) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinte (432) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8116) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bontus (708) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2009
In short: A bready perfumy Belgian blonde ale with no real character.
How: Bottle 330ml. Age unknown (about 1 year old?)
The look: A medium white head over a clear dark blonde body with A LOT of medium-size particles.
In long: The nose is very foral/perfumy with a little band-aid. Smelled like a get-well bouquet of flowers in a hospital. Taste is not-totally-cooked white bread (a bit doughy) dipped in honey and rolled in perfumy flowers. The 8.5% is rather well hidden. No bitterness and/or dryness yet the beer didn’t feel too sweet. I can’t fault it for anything but it felt so, you know, blah uninspired. Named after a dude from the 16th century who didn’t invent penicillin.

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