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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3044) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2011 This was a gusher for me. Normally, I’d be upset but it did fill my house w/ a nice fruity yeasty smell. Not bad. Naturally, it poured quite a cloudy blond orange w/ an huge foamy head which slowly sank down to a lasting quarter inch. The nose, as I mentioned is quite fruity, juicy banana w/ an edge of green apple tartness. Normally, I expect gushers to be flat but the mouthfeel on this is downright creamy. Full bodied but pillowy w/o being syrupy or oily. This a hefty beer, clocking in at nearly ten percent alcohol, but it is super drinkable w/o being disappointingly light in flavor. After expecting to be let down w/ a flat and sour beer, this turned out the be very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011

02/01/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home (2011-2)

Little cloudy dark yellow to orange amber beer. Thick off-white head, quickly reduces to thin head, then stable. Lots of carbon in glass supporting the head. Aroma: fruity, a little bit of green apple, yeast. MF: nice sparkling, medium body. Taste: sour apples, yeast, sour berries, a bit of sweet malts. Aftertaste: sour pineapple and some hops. Ok, but you have to know the beer is supposed to be sour, I though it to be infected at first.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Wheat, honey, orange, very sweet, tastes like coriander, banana, cinnamon, and cloves.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11261) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle. [thanks Søren/Feldthaus]
Clear pale golden, slight haze. Small, bubbly, white head. Looks a bit like a citrus soda-pop. Aroma is sweet, vinious, green apple, mild sherry, pineapple, biscuity malts. High carbonation, actually kind of thin mouthfeel - especially for the ABV. Flavour is fairly elegant. Good green apples, some fine maltiness balanced by good yeasty notes. Pineapple and mild bitterness in the finish. Actually quite good for a citrus soda-pop :o)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1396) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2010
11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both OK. Aroma is sweet malt, lemon peel, grapes and some grassy and floral hops. It’s a nice aroma, but it’s also a bit weak. Luckily the taste is stronger than the aroma. The beer tastes like lemon and orange peel, honey, peppery spice, white grapes and a bit of sour apples. There’s also a slight bitter/sour finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and is well carbonated. Drinkability is alright, I thought it wasn’t hard to drink at all. I thought this was a decent enough brew, definitely worth trying.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3084) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2010
Sample, at the Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 3 2010; eye: caramel, hazy, no effervescence, light lacing; nose: malt, plum, light yeast, caramel; mouth: malt, plum, alcohol, light yeast, caramel, finale in alcohol, full body, below-average carbonation, alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 3 juin 2010; œil : dorée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, belle mousse blanche crémeuse, beaucoup de dentelle; nez : léger levure, épices, caramel, houblon floral; bouche : léger levure, épices, caramel, houblon floral, blé, légère acidité, finale en malt avec présence fumée, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, légèrement amère et sucrée, texture mousseuse; en résumé : correct

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2010
What can I say, this is an amazing beer! Poured from 330ml bottle a deep golden blonde ale with plenty of sediment when holding up to a light. A small white head that disappears quickly. Aroma of lemon zest, vanilla and banana. Flavor is very smoothe and full bodied at first than expresses a semi-sour finish. Palate is left with much vanilla and citrus. One of the best beers I have tried so far!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
(33cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clearish yellow with a film of fine white bubbles. Nose of white wine, grapes, spicy, funky and Belgian yeast. Taste of alcohol, grapes, funky, Belgian yeast, apple, and very standard. Boring but decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2010
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, herbs, citrus, and florals. Flavor of yeast, crackers, subtle vinegar, citrus, and light florals.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is alcohol, oranges, wheat and bread. The flavor is oranges, nuts, lemons, wheat and alcohol. The beer is nearly 10 percent ABV and you can definitely smell and taste it. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.


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