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

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Most fine malts in the world are used for brewing this special ale.
Reappeared after more than 20 years on the beer market.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a light amber color with no head. Light aroma of fruit and earth. Taste is moderately sour, with apricot and plum notes. Some sweetness to balance. Average palate and mouthfeel. This is a so-so beer... I didnít really know where this beer was going tastewise. However, not bad overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5241) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle, best before 2008/01/08. Copious fruit, prominent raspberry with lighter orange. Body a pale, slightly sickly orange (reminds of an IPA) with a very soapy white head. Crisp medium body, chalky raspberry with slight black currant and Belgian yeast, very dry and cleansing. Touch of kick from the alcohol. Malt profile is very much in the style of some fruit beers. Touch of floral grain picked up before the end. This bottle, at least, contains a brew with little in the way of flaws, so some of the criticism from other reviews doesnít seem wholly applicable; in the grander scheme, though, this isnít quite top-notch stuff (itís chuggable, thatís for sure, but not top-notch).

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2007
An interesting brew this one is. It pours an almost rosey amber color w/ a decent head. Good hangtime revelas a thick, fluffy canopy of sticky lacing. Nice! Aroma is mild w/ cave like, musty, earthy, fruit. Light nectar w/ ample rsidual effers that expand on the paltate. Possesses persistant Champagne streamers that last the whole drink. The flavors can be described as earthy like wet leaves w/ necatarines. Block 6 has a mild acidic personality that balances it out well. Other nuances of sulpher and pomagranite. The finish is bittered well w/ an acidic component and has a lingering fruity essence. Overall: I really like this brew. The high carbonation and cave-like fruit flavors are very enjoyable. I highly recommend Block 6 if you are looking for a change of pace.

2.6
   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. Canít say I suggest this one. And would never go back to it. Bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Choos (666) - 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.

3
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2574) - 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 didnít have the traditional yeast tastes I normall recognize. A bit too mild flavored for me overall, but interesting.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jbrus (4991) - 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 didnít like it all.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1805) - 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 íflatí 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 youíd never go back for a second.

3.1
   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, itís 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.


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