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


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Previously contract brewed at Huyghe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2011
Orange-brown color with a large head and a lot of CO2. Smells malty fermented, fruity, subtly sweet. Starts dominant malty with some earthy-bready note, and very recent. The taste is also malty sweet, and again becoming some woodier. Successful Dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (8202) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011

08/01/2011 - 30cl bottle @ home (2011-9) Thanks to George for the bottle!

Dark orange to amber coloured beer, little cloudy. White head dissipates immediately after pouring. Aroma: caramel, ripe fruits, spices, roasted malts, hops. MF: lots of carbon, light to medium body. Taste: hops and citrus fruits, a little sweet malts. Aftertaste: citrus, not too much hops. Simple yet more complex then I would have imagined. This brewery has surprised me for the second time (first time was with the Zondebok).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gyllenbock (8003) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle at Arendsnest in Amsterdam, November 2010. Slightly hazy dark orange with sediments. Small white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Did not feel much vanilla or honey in the taste. Drinkable but did not taste that much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle @ home (from Mitra). Clear amber color, with offwhite head. Aroma bit spice, caramel, malts and yeast. Medium body. Taste little spice, sweet, caramel, malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2010
Slight hazy amber pour, large slightly tanned head. Aroma of fruit, mostly sour apple. Flavour is some dry bitterness with a faint sweaty fruity something. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle at home. Smells like a mixture of pilsener with milk. Amber coloured, nice head, but won’t hold to long. Sour taste, with some honey and vanilla. Once in a lifetime...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2009
30cl, Dutch brewery, from Slijterij van Bergen Eindhoven, complex brew, not balanced, cloudy, small head, nice brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2009
30 cL bottle, courtesy of fonefan. Pours hazy dark orange with yeast sediments, shor lived and white head. Aroma is mild fruity, light acidic, phenolic and yeasty. Mild fruity, vague metallic and yeasty flavoured. Light caramelish note. Bitter and slight acidic flavoured into the finish. Lasting fruity phenolic note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DKthe13 (56) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle 30 cl 09-2010. Strange colour with a bit of yeasty smell. Don’t smell a lot of hops or malts. The taste is full of carbondioxide, and it is impossible to taste anything. Not much of a finish (full of water). Quite original though, i love arjoseph’d comment that it’s a copy of orval. Indeed this is also strange and new, but this isnt tasty imo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle 30cl. Pours a clear golden/orange colour with a small, not lasting head and good carbonation. Yeasty fruity scent, a bit vague but very nicely balanced nonetheless. Taste is a bit empty, fruity, sure, but not much else there.

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