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Brewed by Cimes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Aix les Bains, France

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5936) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 In short: An original juicy spicy Belgian Ale. Tasty and very good.
How: Bottle from after4ever, thanks a lot Tom! (complete re-rate, previously sampled at Montreal’s Mondial beer-fest 2006)
The look: Clear blonde body with many small particles and a very small white head.
In long: Complex nose with its cereal, vanilla, bubble gum and hops. Yeasty, very yeasty. Rather fruity with apricots upfront. Very floral too and obvious usage of spices although no specific spice really stands out. Moderately sweet. Oily juicy body. A little alcohol warmth in the otherwise short finish. My description doesn’t do justice to this beer originality. Pretty nice beer named after a creature presently playing bowling with Elvis on a deserted island.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Pours a lightly hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is orange and spice. Taste is smooth and juicy with orange peel. Standard Belgian but pretty good.

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.

3.8
   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 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2006
Cloudy yellow gold hue, with a frothy white head, yeasty fruitiness of citrus fruits, mostly grapefruit, lemon, lime, with even a note of pineapple, with a touch of spicy coriander, ginger, and pale malt aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice pineapple yeastiness, with some spicy ginger and coriander accents, sweet pale malt, hint of floral hops, leading towards an soft acidic fruitiness and faint hop bittering finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (801) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 23, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a light straw color with many floaters. Aroma of sweet spiced apple and yeast. Very light on the palete and a crisp dry bite. Taste similiar to the aroma and a sweet bitter aftertaste. Strange brew, not really to style, but I enjoyed it.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle. Hazy deep golden with a big offwhite head. Fruity aroma, some prunes. Nice raisins and even hints of nutty flavours. Fluffy mouthfeel. Different and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajolly2 (129) - USA - DEC 5, 2009
Golden, orange pour. Thin head. Very, very fruity. Some spice. Good finish. Unique taste. Worth a try for its uniqueness.


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