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Brewed by Brouwerij de Bie
Style: Belgian Ale
Waregem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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HELLEKAPELLE from Brouwerij de Bie is an unusual pale ale with a straw color, hoppy aroma, light to medium body and clean malty flavor. It’s bitterness that starts in the middle of the palate and dominates through to the finish comes from Poperinge hops, wonderful thirst quencher.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yves (2362) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2011
Hazy gold yellow coloured beer with medium white head and lots of carbonation. Herby aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2011
3/11/2011 33cl bottle @ home - bottlesd: 11/2009 (2011-612)

Note: I was a bit afraid when I saw the bottle was already two years old, being a blond 5% beer. But apparently it held up pretty well, maybe even got better?

Clear blond beer, thick creamy off-white head, stable, little adhesive. Aroma: flowers, bit sugary, sweet grains. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, quite some citrus fruits, honey, ripe fruits, some metallic touch. Aftertaste: some green bananas, still a bit metallic, little stale, but that’ll be the age.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle. It pours an unclear, golden colored body with some microfloaties and a finger thick off-white head. It’s fruity and grassy on the nose, with some yeast and a cheesy touch. The flavor is sweet and fruity, almost sugary sweet, and with a faint touch of herbs. Low on bitterness I think. Medium body, and a very metallic finish. A beer that I can’t really decide if I like or not, it’s nice in many ways, but also a bit unclean. 110430

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
suprchunk (2343) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2011
A golden honey pour with a giant white, tight head. Plenty of lacing as the head slowly dies down. Slight carbonation releasing small amount of bubbles from the bottom. Malt and hoppy aroma. Smells like a pils, in line with Pilsner Urquell. There is a slight sour aroma as well. Sweet up front, metallic in the middle and aftertaste. Dry, bitter, and way off base. Not good at all.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11232) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle at Tour De Geuze bus. Golden- orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is dry, malt, hop, yeast. Flavour is dry, malt, hop, yeast, sugar. Easy drinkable beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hermod (3459) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2011
33cl bottle. Bottled September 2010. Poured hazy, golden orange with a white head. Spicy, earthy and sligthly sour aroma. Flavor is more witbier like, coriander and some other spices, rubbery finish. Something about the taste I disliked.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3131) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle. Pale golden, cloudy, average and mostly diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty - lightly wheaty and sweetish aroma, spiciness, fruitiness with some citrus hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty – lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish flavor, spiciness and some citrus hoppyness, faint fruitiness. Finish is average, malty – lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish, spiciness and some citrus hoppyness. More spicineness than hoppyness – OK though.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2011
Sample from bottle, shared by gunnfryd at the Toer de Geuze bus. Low coarse white head. Cloudy yellow body. Aroma of stale cheesy hops and soft mellow malts. Taste is sugary malt sweetness with an underlying metalic bitteness. Medium body strengt. Spiced, light bitter and malty ending.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
psilosophy (513) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - MAY 27, 2011
Bouteille de 33cl. Blond légèrement trouble, jolie mousse abondante et de belle tenue. Une attaque d’agrume contre-balancée par un côté houblonné assez marqué. Très désaltérante, on attendrait d’avantage de longueur en bouche mais pour une bière à 5%, c’est déjà très bien. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3084) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
Brown bottle, 33 cl, bottled in December 06, best before December 08, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on January 25 2011; eye: golden, clear, nice effervescence, tiny sheet of white head, light lacing; nose: sourness, green apple, light horse; mouth: sourness, green apple, light horse, sour finale with presence of apple, medium body, good carbonation, lightly sour, watery texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, embouteillée en décembre 06, meilleure avant décembre 08, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 25 janvier 2011; œil : dorée, claire, bonne effervescence, petite couverture de mousse blanche, légère dentelle; nez : aigreur, pomme verte, léger cheval; bouche : aigreur, pomme verte, léger cheval, finale aigre avec présence de pomme, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, légèrement aigre, texture aqueuse; en résumé : correct


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