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Brewed by Bierbrouwerij de Halve Maan
Style: Belgian Ale
Hulst, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Previously contract brewed at Huyghe.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
27th April 2011
Cloudy dark brown beer, thin tan head. Minerally nose. Palate is crisp but turns a little softer. Mild dark malts, mild coffee. Trace of bubblegum and sweet candy like red berry fruits. Dry finish. Interesting! Not the flavour profile I was expecting. Candy fruits dominate the coffee.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrHangover (2725) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle, thnx to Secret Sinterklaas! Cheers! Pours a murky brown colored beer with a nice slight tanned head. Aroma is full of toffee, some mocha and ripe fruits. Typical Belgianny, quite nice. Flavour is bready, spicey sweet and feels like a typical dubbel. Nothing wrong with that and due to low abv I could session this for sure. This is a very decent, school example of a typical Belgian Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (761) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2012
Dark/brown colour, mokka head, sweet cherry hints of bitter, chocolat like smell, bitter warm medium/high carbonation some fruity cherry hints

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5128) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2012
16/V/2012 - 30cl bottle @ De Zeeuwse Hoek (Terneuzen) - BB: n/a (2012-506)

Cloudy purple brown beer, big creamy beige head, very stable, very adhesive leaving a nice lacing. Aroma: lots of milk chocolate, some caramel, bready, dried fruits. Mf: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: quite some caramel, very fruity, orange, orange peel, raisins, some spices, bit of citric hops. Aftertaste: very fruity, citrus, little soapy, bit watery in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3077) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2012
Not a particular fan of this one. The spices in this one can be a bit overwhelming. Caramel sweetness and a thick head. Tried with Dave on Neeltje Jans.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3378) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2012
Dark brown colour. Thick but light foamy head. Flavour is sweet. There’s a fruity sweetness and also some caramel. Nice smooth taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3790) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 20, 2012
Cloudy brown, light tan head. Looks very tasty. Sweet and sour candy, lychee, nutmeg and pineapple. Interesting milky sourness hidden behind the typical Belgian medium sweet base and big carbonation. Funny aftertaste, which is short and solid. Bit sticky, unfortunately. Special beer, interesting to try but not quite my taste. (75cl bottle, cheap)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
note666 (1144) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2012
2012 - 01 - 31 300ml bottle. ruby-brown colour. medium creme head. caramel and dark fruits in aroma. sweet taste. light palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8910) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 Re-rate April 12th 2012. 33cl bottle @ home. Re-rate 11-04-2012: Clear medium to dark amber color, small to medium sized beige to light brown head. Smell malts, a hint of caramel, overripe fruits and raisin. Taste malts, carmale, raisin, overripe fruits, some sweetness and a hint of bitter in the finish. Pretty high carbonation, medium to full body. [Original rating (2009): 8-4-8-3-15]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4288) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
I really like this beer. Nice brown colour with some redness shining through. Smells pretty nice: sweet, caramel, raisins.. But not too much like in some other ’dubbel’ beers. Tastes very balanced sweet but fresh at the same time. Good mouthfeel with not too much co2, full body.


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