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


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Sampled at the Stillwater tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits last month. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Smells sweet and syrupy, but there is some tart fruit and a little baby puke in there too. Flavor starts malty and a bit syrupy, then some tartness shows up before a musty and somewhat thin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (5279) - GERMANY - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle looks simple, but good. Beer in the glass deep golden, nice head. Starts strong, modest alcoholic, a bit sourish. Fruity notes of lemon. Finish still a bit alcoholic, but still nicely fruity. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (972) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2011
Enjoyable beer. Tried it based on the recommendation of Den Stillen Genieter in Mechelen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2011
smell of yeast,caramel,and white wine grapes..bit citrusy as well..a cloudy amber orange with a thin white head..taste..boy what a surprise..I was expecting a maltbomb this has a lemony sourness kind of like a barlelywine mixed with lemonade..made faces the first couple of sips but getting used to it..mouthfeel faIrly light,sour aftertaste..on a hot summer day might be nice but since i put out 6 bucks for one 11 oz bottle i wont be finding out..tatses like hard lemon candy sort of

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3128) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (5510) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11297) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1450) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3147) - 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

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