Brewed by Gentse Stadsbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gent, Belgium


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
16th May 2014, a Westvleteren chalice was chosen to pour the 33cl bottle into. BBD 17th Nov 2014, so 8.5% ABV. Exceedingly lively, only a third of the bottle got into the chalice, a huge white head prevented anymore beer getting in without spillage. The second pour saw the clear golden body grow in size, the snowy white head still very large. The third pour added to both the beer level and the head, the sediment staying in the base of the bottle, so still a clear beer! The nose is subdued by the coolness, some yeastiness and herbal/floral notes appear along with bread and biscuity malts as it warmed in the chalice. It tastes similar to what the smell eventually expresses: slightly malty with a yeasty base with a herbal/fruity feel. The finish is bittering and mildly citrus. I thought about putting this into a Duvel glass, glad I didn’t: this is a different sort of beer to a Duvel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Goudkleurig met een dikke laag wit schuim. Ruikt lekker, hoppig, citrus. Smaakt prima, lekker bitter. Gruut met hop?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4924) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
Gentse Stadsbrouwerij : light sweet hoppy aroma,yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light cremy, soft nice hoppy soft finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6888) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
Light amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Hoppy aroma, notes of grass and light bread. Hoppy flaovr, nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8393) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
Trübes goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, überreife Früchte, hefig, würzig. Geschmack malzig fruchtig, reife Früchte, leicht alkoholisch, würzig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timmwillum (80) - BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2014
Fin lys klar gylden farve med hvidt blivende skum. Let krydret næse med en smule jern. Smagen er sødlig med skovbund og rigeligt med krydderi. Tilpas bitterhed for balancen. God kulsyre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lux_edwards (136) - - FEB 26, 2014
33 cl. Appearance: yellow with white head. Aroma: alcohol, honey, oranges. Taste: sweet, banana. Palate: smooth, creamy. Overall: good strong beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
33 cl bottle thanks to Johan and Åsa (not on ratebeer). Sampled on December 26, 2013. BB 22/08/16.
Clear golden color, big fluffy whtie head. Fresh, malty, light citrus scent. Malty, herbal, a bit stale, then very sweet taste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Spicy, bitter, mineral aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3131) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Light golden, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty - lightly wheaty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and some floral fruitiness, light spiciness (coriander). Body is medium to full, malty - lightly wheaty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and some fruitiness, light spiciness and faint metal. Finish is average, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and fruitiness, light spiciness and light metal with faint hoppyness, light alcohol. Quite typical Belgian strong ale with notes of sharp metal - lacks character. Not overly too sweet though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (5323) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottled 8.5%, BB 07/06/15, large sample. Slight hazy golden color, medium frothy off-white head. Aroma of green apples, spices, slight grassy hop. Quite dry in taste. Slight sweet, hint of bitterness. Dry palate. Bit metallic in the finish. Boring.

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