Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1182) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 12, 2014
Botella de 330ml. Copa Carlos Quinto. Color oro brillante y apariencia algo velada. Espuma blanca, corona tupida y bastante buena retención. Aromas de clavo, canela, herbales, azucarados, de grano, sutil pimienta, delicado cítrico, fruta madura –albaricoque- con leves trazos de manzana y laca de uñas. Dulce y caramelizado malteado con galleta. Cuerpo intenso y carbonatación moderada. Textura sedosa y agradable alcohol dulzón. Bajo amargor y notas herbales que afloran y permanecen en el final, reseco y picante. Especias y fruta madura en el retrogusto. 330ml bottle. Charles Quint Chalice goblet. Bright gold color, chill haze appearance. White froth, close crown, fairly good retention. Aroma profile shows clove & cinnamon, herbal, sugary, grainy, subtle peppery, delicate citric, ripe fruit –apricot-, slight apple & solvent-like hues. Sweet maltiness, caramel & biscuit. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily texture & kind sugary alcohol. Low bitterness & herbal notes linger into a dried & peppery finish. Spices & ripe fruit on the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1267) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
Een heel lekker blond bier met een volle, uitgesproken smaak zoals het hoort te zijn

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jice (145) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 4, 2014
Belle mousse, qui subsiste avec un voile blanc dans le temps. Bulles fines. Douce et agréable, petite amertume ensuite et notes d’orange. Vraiment sympathique!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (220) - Køge, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle @ home : Pours golden with persistent white head /leaves some lacing( and medium carbonation. Aroma contains bread, grass/flowers, spices (coriander), hint of caramel and a range of sweet fruits (including banana) medium body, medium sweetness and slightly dry/bitter finish, overall a well balanced belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1408) - NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
Clear pale golden. Thin, but persistent, white head. Aroma of weissbier and banana. Similar taste, but also with coriander, alcohol and evident bitterness. Long and fairly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2387) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Hipercor, Oviedo. @home 06-07-2014.
A re-visited classic, can´t remeber when i hadthis for first time.
BBD: 16/04/2015.
In short. a cirtusy belgian ale.
Pours quite clear golden, with nice white head. Long head retention, some lacing. Aromas of yeast, citrus, some grainy, herbal. Medium body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste follows the nose, some sweet character, malty, grassy, citrusy. Average belgian.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Allegue04 (15) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Cerveza muy suave y rica al paladar. No se nota para nada su alto contenido en alcohol. Muy recomendable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1603) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
Bona cervesa, es bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (5236) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 29, 2014
Tap at an Antwerp restaurant. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a frothy white head, broken lace and lots of bubbles. The aroma is light yeast. The flavour is medium bitter with a big yeast light malt palate. Medium to light bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (966) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Clear golden, small frothy white head, disappears after a while, some lacing; malty nose, bread, yeast, grainy, citrus, alcohol; sweetbitter taste, full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation; bittersweet finish, peppery and ginger notes. Acceptable blond.

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