Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Bière blonde dorée de haute fermentation d’un arôme épicé et une agréable amertume en fin de bouche.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, - DEC 2, 2012
Poured a clear golden with a frothy white head, bubbly. Aroma of sweet malt and some spices. Medium grainy body, flavour of coriander, subtle wheat and malt. Bitter sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
susonagger (116) - spain, - OCT 7, 2015
En la copa presenta un color rubio dorado, transparente con una buena capa de espuma blanca cremosa de buena retención y con una buena cantidad de burbujas. El aroma es dulce, la levadura está muy presente y se aprecian notas de frutas tropicales, manzana y malta. La entrada en boca es ligeramente dulce, pero esta sensación se desvanece rápidamente dando paso a un amargor intenso y duradero, presenta matices de frutas tropicales, levadura, manzana y malta. El retrogusto es seco y amargo, tiene un cuerpo medio y presenta una carbonatación alta, lo que la hace un poco incomoda en la boca. Se aconseja maridar con pescados como lenguado o bacalao, carnes rojas o queso de cabra.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DraftDodger (563) - - JUL 18, 2015
Copenhagen 18/7 2015. 75 cl bottle from SuperBrugsen shared with my girlfriend. Pours clear yellow with white head. Disappears very fast. Aroma is a little floral and fruity. Medium carbonation. Taste is fruity and a little spicy. A little citrus as well. Some notes of alcohol - but pleasant enough. Fine blonde. Maybe a little generic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1307) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Strong spicy aroma and citrus reflects high alcohol strength even before you’ve tasted. The flavor is deep rich orange (peel). It have a rounded fullness where its pleasant malty side gets a little more space. Maybe more like a lovely and very full-bodied blonde ale. A lovely soft carbonation promotes its flavor notes of particular citrus, orange and a little cilantro. Hop bitterness is beautifully balanced in proportion to the weakness of malt sweetness which is left with the hops in an elegant end. In the beginning, it has a little fine oiled nature that causes it to hang long in the mouth and just keep well on its great flavor notes. Very elegant and tasteful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
lokitje (143) - - JUL 12, 2015
malty aroma looks very light golden and clear some foam but it’s not thick taste sweet caramel raisins missing some body to my taste not a lot of bitterness not bad though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Icedwarf (852) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2015
Helder geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht bitter, licht zoet en fruitig, anijs en hoppig. Erg goed te drinken bier, komt helaas iets waterig over.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (4224) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 15, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear deep golden color. Small size, thin head, stays. Malty, sweet, touch of yeast, some paper, very faint tobacco in aroma. Malty, sweet, caramel, very faint herbal hops, bit of yeast in taste. Almost no carbonation at all. Mild bitter hops in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (2120) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2015
Heldere gouden kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt moutig, kruiden, stro. Smaakt moutig, zoetig, suiker, beetje fruitig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (462) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is golden colored and pours a small white head, with average carbonation. The aroma is fruity with tones of green apples and vanilla. Further a bitterness with tones of nuts and spices (pepper like). It has a slightly accessible sweet flavor where you can clearly taste the corn. A pleasant taste with character and kept simple. Just enjoy without your taste buds are driven to extremes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2836) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from Kumiyama AEON Mall liquor shop. Mild yeasty nose, with light malt, spice rising from thin effervescent carbonation, and sloppy lacing. Clear golden straw color, thin head. Sweetish fruity initial, hits of alcohol right away, some peppery notes, and bitter and lightly dry in finish. Medium-full body. Seems quite wheaty. The alcohol is rather too warming. Still, quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luklaer (187) - BELGIUM - APR 4, 2015
This was a nice beer, very refreshing, a beautiful golden colour and a very nice taste

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