Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 222   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5700) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2008
Bottled at Pater’s vatje, Antwerp. Pale golden with a large, white head. Malty, slightly yeasty aroma. Soft and smooth mouthfeel. Yeasty falvour with fine fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5568) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2011 Bottle (33 cl) at Kulminator, Antwerp, Belgium. Pale golden with a medium white head. Honeyish malt aroma with spicy yeast notes. Light to medium bodied and smooth. Nicely balanced. 6/3/7/3/12->3.1.

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Draught at a café in Bouillon, Belgium. Same tasting notes, but a bit higher rating, probably because I had been hiking for six hours: 8/3/8/4/15->3.8. Final rating an average.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2008
A very lite colored yellow beer, very clear and sparkling. A white head, which doesn’t stay for long. It’s looks and tastes like a pilsner. Not even a good one. Not mine cup of tea (beer).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy deep golden colour with a good well lasting creamy white head. Lots of fruits and malt in the aroma along with yeast, some spices and some hops. Good filling mouthfeel. Very nice flavour with a good sweetness, yeast, fruits, hops, some spices and surprisingly wheat too. Sweetishfruity, yeasty and bit bitter finish. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2007
[Bottle bought in La Roche.] A strong blonde with weak triple notes makes this brew better than average blondes. Powerful aroma followed by a flavor with notes of fruits, caramel, weak but good alcohol, spices, yeast, citrus, fullbodied and a nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13924) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle, shared by papsoe. Clear, a bit pale, yellowish body, topped by a white head. Fruity nose with tea, citrus and pale malt. Fruity flavor as well, quite citrusy, with some yeast and pale malt and a good bitterness., especially towards the finish. Medium body. Quite bitter finish with some wheat-like flavors. It took me some time to decide if I liked it or not, but ended up deciding I like it. Quite classic, still strange in a way. (071006)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dedollewaitor (14086) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2007
Clear yellow with a white creamy head & lacings. Fruity sweet aroma, quite fresh. Dry metallic taste. The taste is not pleasant in any way like the amber version!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (2826) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 yellow blond coloured body with a white head a spicy hoppy aroma a sweet hoppy fruity taste and a average bitter finich

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25084) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Slightly hazy golden with a dense, creamy, off-white head leaving a neat lacework. Spicy aroma with some yeast. Full-bodied with lightly sweet fruit notes, a solid malt base again with a spicy edge - perhaps a whiff of ginger - and a distinct yeastiness. Dry and very bitter finish. Very classical Belgian. 061007

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (6106) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2007
On tap @ T’Brugs Beertje in Bruggs. Light yellow, almost pilsner like. Sort of bland. definately did not seem 8.5%. average at best

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