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

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
A light amber pour with a white head. Very spice forward aroma on this. A good bread note, some yeast, and plenty of malt sweetness. A bit of pear and apple fruits and some banana. Tastes strongly of sweet pale malt and sugar. Plenty of banana and clove spiciness, a bit of alcohol, and a mild bitterness. Quite fruity as it warms up, too.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (1064) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle shared at home. Clear golden with enormous white head. Lemon, red apple, dry white wine or champagne, musty grains, quite herbal and light spicy. Overall the champagne and cider-like notes are quite dominant. Medium sweet with light tartness and light bitter finish. Medium bodied with full carbonation and some alcohol. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trieckie (12) - - MAR 4, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Lots of foam and a bright yellow colour. Some citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenH (908) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2015
golden, amber, cloudy, white foam, herbs, grass, floral, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, very bitter,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (549) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Yellow-golden color with big head. Fruity and spicy. Very fruity. Sweet fruity taste. High carbonation. No booziness. Wow. How can a Blonde be that good?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1381) - PORTUGAL - FEB 17, 2015
33cl bottle. Haze golden colour with a generous white head. A very nice belgian ale with fruity notes and hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (632) - ITALY - FEB 12, 2015
In bottiglia da 33cl. Aroma speziato, crosta di pane, frutta gialla. Al palato la gasatura pulisce il palato, alcool ben nascosto. sentori di crosta di pane, frutta gialla, fichi, leggera arancia e finale abbastanza secco

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MMR (423) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
The beer reminded me a lot of the Duvel. Because of itís strong alcohol aroma (although this one has more hops in itís aroma).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2892) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
(De Dolle Lichtervelds Blond) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tall tulip, ABV 9% Golden orange colour on the body, with intense activitu in it and huge, four fingers tall white head, with excellent retention, helped not only by its size but also from its thickness. Heavy lacing left on the glass. Nice aroma, fruity, with apricots and light peach, some yeast, soap. Really nice and unexpected taste, lots of fruits, the most clear wine notes Iíve met in a beer, faint sugar and saison-like yeast, some fresh apples, hops, very complex. Medium thin body with good carbonation and slightly dry on the palate. Very good, surpassed my expectations.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
petrox (2) - POLAND - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
Sweet aroma, fruits, apple , bubble gum very nice. Taste yeasty, fruity, some alcohol with balanced (medium-low) bitter finish. No alcohol in aroma, very drinkable and smooth. Great , easy drinking (despite 9%) belgian blond ale

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cluniac (68) - - JAN 20, 2015
Decent blond ale. The appearance is a typical deep honey tripel color, which is pleasant. The nose is distinctly citrus and fresh. The taste follows through with an orange and grapefruit citrus tone with yeast, as well as a bitter dry hoppy finish that lingers. The palate is nice for 9%, but not as creamy and smooth as the best. Overall a refreshing strong ale, pribably best in summer and if you really like hoppy bitterness.


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