Brewed by Brouwerijen Alken-Maes (Heineken)
Style: Belgian Ale
Alken, Belgium


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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Initially brewed in Jumet, production transferred to Alken in 2007.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gaelic (142) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Golden dubbel. Quite flat. I miss the bite. Some fruits, soft bitter, no complexity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kapusta (92) - New Kent, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle cap popped off like a rocket. Overflowing white head and cloudy yellow body. Aroma is spice, honey, pepper, malt. Taste is ordinary Belgian blond, sweet, yeasty, peppery, citrus, nothing setting itself apart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alex60 (159) - - MAY 29, 2016
Bouteille 25 cl - couleur jaune or, fines bulles , odeur sur le houblon, goût fruité, malté, bien équilibré, long en bouche, du classique mais très très agréable à boire

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strap (721) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2016
run of the mill blond ale. not bad in a pinch, but nothing spectacular either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GSAP (685) - NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2016
Van lichte sinas, zoet in begin, naar bitter in nasmaak, licht prikkelend als shandy. Niet complex. Aroma is wat banaanachtig, fruitje, grappig spelend met de aroma vangers in de neus "is het meer?", nee helaas weer wat oppervlakkig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karstenborg (735) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 5, 2016
Hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma is yeast, banana and bread. Taste is yeast and banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (7754) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 3, 2016
Bottle at Le Corbeau. It’s a hazy golden beer with a dense white head. Pale fruity and hoppy aroma. Light yeasty notes. Malty and spicy yeasty flavor. Sweet fruity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Guruhso (363) - Grindsted, DENMARK - APR 2, 2016
Bottle at Le Corbeau. Aroma of malt and yeast. Fruity. The flavours starts light sweet and finish light bitter. The body is light and the texture is watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goofy34 (73) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2016
Pas beaucoup de mousse pour une belle blonde. Très équilibré et longue en bouche, épicé et agrume. J’aime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gangstergafje (612) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2016
The beer has a simple look. The color is a golden yellow, with a strong cloudiness. The beer pours a decent amount of rather soft white foam, which collapse quickly. A tiny drape of foam remains for quite some time. The smell of the beer is very nice. It has something that reminds me of some Latvian beers. It has a that nice strawberry milkshake sweetness in the smell. There is also a bittersweet almond aroma, which gives a nice little balance to the strawberry sweetness. The balance is very nice, chapeau. In the distance there is something savory.The taste is bitter sweet. It also has that little strawberry sweetness and almond, just like the smell. There is a nice balance between bitterness and sweetness. This beer isn’t like most Belgian beers. The finish is fresh and has a little mint/spearmint flavor. Very special.

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