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

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1470) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3546) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2875) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (1696) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4010) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (2707) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1098) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4709) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle: Medium to bigger sized, vast, thick and slow disappearing creamy ashy white head on top of a hazy orange colored beer. Smell apricot, tangerine, nettle, sharp, yeast, chalk, hop soap, light citrus, herbs and a touch of grains. Taste is a spicy mix of hops, yeast, bitters, balanced smooth fruityness like apricot, grapefruit, citrus, tangerine, a hint of wood, some malts and flowery tones with a sprinkle of caramel. Aftertaste is yeasty with bitterness, floral grass tones and some fruity tones. Low carbo, soft smooth creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy spicy texture. Lovely balanced, another good brew from this brewery. There’s no real trace of alcohol. Very good job!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MOARBEER (93) - BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2012
Fiar play, this is a great beer. Amber with decent white head. Tons of sediment in the glass...The aroma and taste remind me of another beer bigtime but I’m too pissed to remember which. I’ll re-rate in the mor


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