Brewed by De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium


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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (9155) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2013
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque orange color with big chunks of whatever on the bottom. Medium to full sized white to off - white head. Smell malts, some sourness. Taste malts, a bit sour (intended?) and just boring basically. Pretty high on the carbonation, ok body. Overall not that good imo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (4349) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2013
Bottle @ benzai. Very, very hazy orange colour with a full white head. Smells unfresh, sourish. Tastes sweet, overripe fruits, orange, iron. Carbo kills it, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1488) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2013
Pours apricot orange with high white lovely foamy head A lot of carbonation Nice peachy and citrusy aromas, hints of belgian yeast and bread Bit sticky palate, medium bodied, low sweetness, medium bitter Taste of bread, banana, peach, citrus Good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
0.33l bottle from Etrè. This is a cloudy deep orange one with a nice big - almost fluffy and lasting just off-white top. Lot’s of fruity yeast on the aroma, green apples, champagne grapes, a little bit of dry flour and a classic Belgian aroma in the background. It’s lively on the carbonation with a nice slick mouthfeel. The taste has a nice Belgian yeast-fruitiness with a nice warming alcohol touch all the way. Some more apples and perhaps some sour strawberries? Anyhow, it’s quite tasty this. A bit alco-strong, but that suits it just fine. Ends with a soft peppery alco burn and a nice dryness. A fine blond. 05.11.2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2941) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2013
hazy golden blonde colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast fruity hoppy aroma a spicy fruity hoppy bitter taste and a dry alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (1754) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2013
Pours slightly hazy light honey color with a nice white head. The smell is nice, pineapple, some tart hoppy notes linger as well. Taste has the tart crispness from the hops, a nice mild malt backbone, tart fruit, crisp and dry on the end. Active carbonation but with fine structure, light/medium body. Overall a very tasty brew. I should have bought a few more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4084) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2013
330ml bottle from Bieresgourmet.be

Bottled AUG 2012, BBE AUG 2014 - Pours dark orange with a massive foamy head. Aroma of stingy floral hops, ripe fruits, grass, yeast, farmhouse and spices. Taste is yeasty and fruity with notes of floral hops, spices, farmhouse and grass. Finish is bitter and yeasty with some floral and fruity notes and hints of spices. Nice, quite complex and hoppy Belgian blonde.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3271) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
33cl bottle. It pours an orange body with a huge foamy white head. The nose is characteristic citrus-orange, spicey. The flavour is strong too with a powerful yeasty and spicy taste, rich in fruit aromas with orange peel. Dry finish. Slight booze but also quite easy to drink. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle from Malting Pot. Nice lite amber body with medium head. Nose is malts, caramel, slightly sour. Taste starts happier, them gets sour, bitter and citrusy. Smooth, watery texture. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle, 11/27/2012. Pours clear, orange amber with thick foamy head, decent retention, watery lacing. Aroma is quite yeasty, with white fruit, a touch of honey, biscuit malts, soft herbal hops. Taste is pear and melon fruitiness, orange rinds with grassy herbal hoppiness, spicy peppery yeast, biscuit malts. Medium body, high carbonation. Really nice, probably one of my personal favorites for blonde Belgian strongs.

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