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Brewed by ’t Gaverhopke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Stasegem-Harelbeke, Belgium

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2010
Hazy dark blond coloured beer with some light yeast parts and a small white head. Very light carbonation. Sweet vanilla light yeasty and short alcoholic hint. Full creamy palate. Finish is light yeasty sweet,short alcoholic touched with a light short sour balanced hint. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Appearance: Pours a dim, dull golden body with a small, but resilient white head. The bottle was a bit of a gusher and the surge of bubbles kicked up a fine yeast sediment which imparted a cloudiness. Smell: Lightly sweet-scented nose of mildly bready malts (in the way the squishy insides of a standard-issue dinner roll tastes) with notes of ripe orchard fruits and light floral and spice accents. Taste: Soft barley and perhaps even some pils malt with just a minute amount of tanginess and a moderate amount of sweetness. Overly ripe peach fruitiness comes in with, maybe, a small hint of green apple and white grapes. Then, a bit more sweetness hits the tongue. Subtle florals. Touch of sour dough yeast character. Some slight peppery alcohol tones as you near the dry finish. Mouthfeel: A hair above medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Drinkability: Not a bad lil’ Belgian. It’s got a nice array of complexities and goes down fairly easy for being almost ten percent alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DScanlon (70) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2010
11.2 oz poured to goblet. Pours a straw golden translucent with a small, lingering head. Aroma of overripe/rotten apples, slight sourness. Taste isn’t bad, Some Belgian funk, slight sourness, somewhat cider like. Alc. bite at the end, revealing it’s 9.8%. Med. body, thin yet creamy. Interesting brew, nice to try but maybe not again.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
malrubius (1858) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2010
11.2 ounce gusher. Hazy orange with dense small white head and some lace. Orangey yeasty cardboard aroma with a hint of spice and alcohol. Very sweet orange candy sugar with round-the-mouth cloying orangey hard candy flavor and very mild fruity tartness. Tastes mostly like an orange hard candy. Almost unpalatable at first; ok as it warms.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2759) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Very nice winelike aroma from a cloudy yellow pour with a nice white head. Flavor is more like a wheat ale with a nice fruity, sour taste and some typical spice. Finishes nice and refreshing with no hint of the kick it carries. I’m much more impressed than my comrades in bars.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 6, 2010
Bottled 330ml. -Hazy yellow coloured, big white head, pleasant spicy nose. Moderate malty, very spicy and slight yeasty with lots of sediment floating around the glass. Touch of alcohol in the citrusy finish. Pleasant but a bit unbalanced BSA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
330mL Bottle: Pour is cloudy gold/orange w/ a creamy white head. Aroma is full of wholesome goodness. Yeast, light clove, pepper/spice & some citrus. Flavor very much follows the aroma w/ the addition of light spicy hops. Light & creamy mouthfeel. Dry w/ a briefly bitter finish that turns sweet. Alcohol is well hidden. Very enjoyable beer.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2009
33cl bottle, best by 12/2012. Gusher white head atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, yeast spicy, apple, light bread, apricot. Taste is sweet, tart orange/lemon, alcohol, some apple, light acetone in the finish. Medium-full body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pompelmoes (89) - BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2009
Hazy golden orange beer with nice off white head. Soft fruity aroma with a nice zesty twang, some cereals, bread, spices and hops. Taste round with some heat, spices, bread, malts and some nice bitters in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 2, 2009
Deep, rich honey golden color with a huge head and obvious carbonation. Fruity, grapefruit, orange, pineapple. Spicy yeast. Very refreshing and inviting. Slightly biscuity pilsner malts stand out as well. Very fruity and sweet, but with a pronounced tartness too. Cherries, honey, lots of lemon, some pineapple. Very complex, though a bit too sweet. It is decently balanced, though, by sour flavors, alcohol, and a decently bitter finish. A big beer all around—could use a little more restraint. However, the huge sweet-and-sour flavor is quite original and interesting.


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