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Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Aix les Bains, France

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle from Roziís in Cleveland, shared with Mabel. Golden yellow body with a good sized head at first, but it fades rather quickly. Strange aroma is kind of neat, odd fruity character (pineapple? mango or apricot) moderate spice that I do not really know, light floral note. Similar flavours with a very fruity main component with the spice as an accent, very light hints of alcohol. Smooth average palate. I like this, but it really does not make me want a second one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/18/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Leeís, Las Vegas

hazy yellow, whispy head, sweet candy aroma with light spices, thin body, light malt flavor, nice spices,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2007
Golden in colour with floating particles. Smells of orangy crush or tang. Very tangy and fruity in taste. Slight metallic undertone.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
viciousg42 (46) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
i thought it looked pretty cool. i opened it, and smelled it, then poured it in a bottle, smelled it more, sipped it, tasted it. thought it was a bit too sweet for me, but i liked its color. dont think id go nuts about it, but if someone offered it to me, id drink it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2007
330 ml bottle. Deep golden brown pour with a spare light tan head that drops off quickly. Aroma of figs, dates, and dark caramel. Smooth and rich, lightly carbonated, with a medium to full body. Molasses sweetneess up front that is offset by some peppery bitterness. Finishes slightly sweet, but there is a pleasing light tartness as well. Easy to drink, and the alcohol not really a factor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Rated 12/29/06: Golden yellow, crisp, refreshing, and really a treat to be enjoyed. This Yeti sparkles through a vibrant hazy gold color in the glass with a huge white head and lots of white cloudy lacing. Sour maltiness with a very earthy yeast scent. Bready and full, the sourness parts to a quick sweetness before a crisp smooth swallow. Flavor is addictive and very good on a grand scale. Grapes and a tiny pinch of citrus come through. The alcohol is well masked which could make this dangerous as a session brew. Probably the best beer Iíve had from France.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Moderate amber with a 1 1/2" fluffish head. Slightly peach hop aroma with a lovely malt-dusted bouquet. Malts and soapy hops in flavor with nice, fruity esters. Well balanced.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2007
What the...? Is this apple cider or a Belgian ale? Thatís all I detected in this thick, sugary brew. And the particles suspended in the glass might be interesting but I found it a bit disturbing. Not my bag, baby.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2007
Sampled March 2007
Pours with a brilliantly clear, gold to almost copper color. It is topped by a frothy, barely one-finger thick, off white colored head. The aroma has an interesting fruitiness to it that is a mix of berries of tropical fruit. It is hard to pinpoint, but perhaps it is best described as a mix of strawberries, guava and ripe kiwi; it is almost more like a fruity bubble gum with its large almost artificial fruitiness. The aroma is certainly quite distinctive, and I really canít smell much else.

The flavor is quite a bit drier, and much more tart than I would have guessed given the aroma. The artificial fruitiness is still here in the flavor, though it is toned down a bit because of the dryness of the beer. The body of this beer is quite light, especially for a beer of this strength. I would not say it is a quaffing beer though, as the flavors donít quite lend itself to that. This beer is totally different than I was expecting, much more funky & tart than a random French brewery might suggest.

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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 4, 2007
In the 330 mL bottle from Beertopia. Pours a clear butterscotch gold with a medium white head that dies down rather fast. Leaves a fairly good wall of lacing. The aroma is, strangely enough, that of a fried egg. The flavor is like a lemon-lime sweet soda pop. Has a fizzy effervescence with a mild tart finish. This beer does not even have a remote suggestion of hop bitterness. Orange peachy citrus emerges at warming. Strange little beer.


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