Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: Belgian Ale
Ichtegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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An amber colored beer with a sweet taste, and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2012
(33 cl. bottle sampled @ Gollem) // clear amber with a small white head // smell is quite lovely, sweet caramel, caramel fruits, toffee, caramelized apple, fruits, toffee // taste is less lovely, more okay, light toffee, caramel, caramelized fruit, fruit, sweet spices, fruity yeast, cane sugar, light hop, bit dull & less welcoming than taste but not entirely bad // quite light, softer carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2012
Draught at Antwaerps Bierhuiske, Antwerp. Amber beer with an ok offwhite head. Fruity aroma, bready, malty, notes of caramel and toffee, citrus, grapes, some figs. Malty sweetish flavor, yeasty, some citrus, some grass, figs, hop notes and some bready notes. Malty sweetish finish with some citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4273) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle at Cafe de la Gare. Clear amber pour with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is fruity with citrus and vegetables. Flavour is sweet malts, dark fruits, citrus and vegetables with a dry bitter finish. Body is medium as with carbonation which could do with being softer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vipinvelp (1887) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2012
Darker color with huge thick white foam head leaving laceing on glass and lip. That’s the way I like it. Nice caramel flavor and likewise taste. Tasted perfect with tomato soup we ordered. (Utrecht 201203)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
July 2008: The statue this beer is named after was right outside our hotel in Ostend. Fat Matilda lays in a bed of water and is pictured in the label. A small 25cl bottle bought and consumed at the excellent ’De Vlasschaard’ in Stene, Ostend. Amber and bright in the sun, well formed white head, looks nice in its own glass. 50% Poperingse and 50% Hallertaur hops give it the colour. Pleasant hoppy aroma, not over the top, just about right. Lovely hot day, this was just what was required. Fine mix of Belgian goodies, all bundled together to produce a well balanced amber/pale ale. It had all the attributes needed to make me want another (and another).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flip_soeperman (463) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2012
floral, caramel, bread, amber, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
#1272 draught; nose is decent cloves, dry lemon, soapy, little red berries, feel is medium, carb is medium, taste is cooked vegetables, cane sugar, coriander, then some mellow malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (2966) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 12, 2012
floral, chocolate, cooked vegetables, orange, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thanatosti (820) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
25 cl. bottle @ home. Hazy amber with a small quickly disappearing white head. Soury yeasty smell. The taste reminds my of cheese to be honest but not in an unpleasant way. Maybe my bottle was a bit spoiled so I’ll retry it soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2012
Clear light brwon coloured beer with small white head and only few carbonation. Hoppy malty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet malty ending dry. Nice. Easy drinker with good taste.

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