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Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Aix les Bains, France

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2007
Appears a hazy, semi-transparent light gold. Solid amounts of CO2 pump up towards the top despite the remnants of the plentiful yeasty chunks. A small off white head slowly fades into a mild, foamy cap. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass. Smell is of candy coated nuts ala Boston Baked Beans candy(remember those things?), along with lemongrass, vanilla, golden raisins, raw sugar, & ripe pears. Taste is of the mentioned aromas along with flavors of refreshing carambola, honeydew, and a light grape tartness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, fizzy up front with white grapes, chardonnay/pinot notes that slide along the palate. It drinks sort of like a light champagne with some alcohol noticed in the mix.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9382) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Some floaters. Aromas of yeast, lemons, and somewhat fruity. Tastes of sweet apples, citrus, light yeast, and I was getting a light cookie doughiness. Light alcohol in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Bottle from Footbalm. Clear golden color. Aroma is fruity (I agree with the Blueberry description) and spicy. Taste is nice.....somewhat like a tripel, but definitely fruitier than im used to. Interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle, poured a slighty hazy light golden color with a thin fleeting head. Very strong aromas of spicy yeast fresh fruit(i.e. blueberries as described in other reviews, but there was more than just blueberries and I could not put my finger on what else was there). Nice rich flavor, sweet with a nice background bitterness and spice fromt he yeast. Good carbonation and a clean finish. Quality beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
I shared this bottle with some "swillin" friends of mine who quickly came up with the nickname of "Yak Semen"...At any rate, I enjoyed this brew quite a bit. The aroma was a light blueberry with honeysuckle mixed in. Hazy yellow appearance. Medium body with good carbonation. Blueberry and light citrus flavors up front--with some interesting light spices in the back ground. Very interesting and suprisingly easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Got some blueberrys in the aroma.Pours a hazy gold with a light head.Flavor is the same as the aroma.Medium mouthfeel with a fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Cold 11.2oz bottle: Pours a clear medium orange color with a layer of ivory bubbles. Aroma is of sweet malts, honey, apples, dough/bread and lemon. Taste is of sweet malts, honey, bread and notes of citrus. Light bodied and effervescent. Ending is lightly sweet and malty with earthy notes and light citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2006
11.2oz bottle: Cloudy light orange with a thin white head, earthy dough aroma with some oranges, mild carbonation, oily texture, starts and ends lightly bitter, with a smoky ending.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2442) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Pours a three finger white head that fades to a ring leaving some lace. Clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet malty nose. Starts smooth and bready, more balanced at finish, the higher ABV is well hidden. One of the better French beers I’ve had. $3.40 for a 330ml bottle from Liquid Solutions Tigard, Or.


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