Brewed by De Block Brouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Peizegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Most fine malts in the world are used for brewing this special ale.
Reappeared after more than 20 years on the beer market.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours a cloudish amber with a reddish hue. Nose is...huh...weird. Smells like an overly disenfected hospital. Antiseptic and just massively chemical. Wait. I think it actually might smell more like a home for retiredand extremely old people. Flavor is slightly fruity, but damnit that weird chemical character gets into the beer as well. I am drinking old retiree home beer. Also seems to be an almost cherry syrup flavor to it that does not taste natural and tastes extremely fake. Feel is normal. Not sure if I will be able to finish this one, so is it drinkable? No. Can’t say I suggest this one. And would never go back to it. Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Choos (590) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2007
Aroma: cordial lime and floral notes with malt. Appearance: cloudy orange/brown with a small sudsy head. Flavour: sweet malt with floral, vegetable and rasberry notes. Palate: thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle poured into a snifter. Smells like berries because the pomegranate. Slight wheat hints mixed with the fruity aroma. Decent carbonated head. Ruby red amber color. To me, this beer tastes like raspberry flavored sparkling water. Overly carbonated! Flavor is there but you are so overwhelmed by the carbonation that the flavor becomes the last thing you even notice. Unique but hard to enjoy. Starts to smell more like cough medicine as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2462) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Smell was big on berry like fruitiness which apparently is the pomegranate. Poured a nice reddish maroon colow with some light head. Taste was incredibly mild, dry, and light with a fruity taste. It was incredibly fizzy in the mouth. Champagne like feel in the mouth. More like a fruit flavored sparkling water than a tradition belgian ale, I thought, and didn’t have the traditional yeast tastes I normall recognize. A bit too mild flavored for me overall, but interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2007
Bottle@Home. Raspberry aroma. Pinkish amber color, pinkish irregular head, few lace. Light sweet, bitter, raspberries, sparkling, bit thin. Is this an attempt to go with the "rose" flow? I didn’t like it all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1724) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2007
Weird. I was under the impression this was a crap Euro mega lager so when the beer poured a murky reddish orange and smelt like a fruity Rodenbach I was, understandably, confused. Aromas are quite good if a bit simple and sugary. Palate is unremarkable but not unpleasant; a very broad and ’flat’ flavour profile of funky malts early but these soon disappear to a macro / mainstream sweet, almost adjunct-like finish. I dunno, kind of ok but you’d never go back for a second.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Bottle. First beer at my new house! Yay for me! Hip hip, hooray! Go me, it’s my birthday! Ahem... Pours a slightly thin amber with a thick, healthy head of off-white. Smells of spice and pilsner with hints of orange and alcohol. Tastes of lemon-sweetened tea with a sugar substitute added after the pour. A very musty malt in the finish decimates the pseudo-sweetness. For such a mighty and impressive appearance, this beer lacks a palindrome-like palate, so to speak. Nothing too spectacular, but definitely better than average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle from my friend Brian. Pours hazy golden orange (like watered down orange juice) with an off-white head. Aroma yeast, flower petals, and something sour. Thin in texture for a belgian, almost watery. Nothing complex here, just a lot of fruitiness with some mild yeast and sourness in the background. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2007
From bottle. A little special in collorand also something special in the taste makes from this moderate beer still something more. Nice beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2007
Slightly murky, orangey amber, some may say a dark salmon pink with a decent size but short lived off-white head. Fruity aroma of strawberry. Taste is fairly average, a little yeasty, light to medium body with some of the fruit characters coming through on the finish.

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