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

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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HELLEKETELBIER from Brouwerij de Bie is a delicious, brandy colored amber ale with exceptional fruity flavor. This traditional spiced amber ale is brewed from malt and maize.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2463) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
Brown bottle, 330 ml, label only on the front side. ABV 7%. Poured into a tulip glass, at home. Deep copper colour, with a white two finger head. Average retention, no lacing left behind while it turned to a thin film on the beer’s surface. Some light activity in the glass. Lots of alcohol and yeast on the aroma, wheat, a bit fruity too. Nice pleasant taste, a bit weird at first but it get used quickly. Grapes, yeast, again the alcohol quite noticeable. Medium on the body, quite carbonated. Very dry on the palate. Nice beer, but for some reason easily forgetable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (694) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 17, 2012
Color: really clear blond beer with small carbonization and small white foam. Smell: wheat, yeast and grapes. Taste: grapes, and red fruits. Wheat and yeast. Great Belgium ale. Aftertaste: yeast and bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6849) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2012
33cl bottle courtesy of Julien, split with 77ships during our raid the Delirium Cave extravaganza. BB 11/2013. Dorée, col crémeux blanc. Arôme malté pils, fruité, léger sucre candi et ce profile d’abricot fermenté. Palais est doux presque mielleux, fruité épais vers l’abricot, le tout reste belge dans l’approche avec juste qcq épices et des malts cara pils.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4208) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2012
Thx. to Julien & Sebletitje. 33 cl. bottle split by 2 @ Delirium Cave. 2011 Vintage. Pours a pretty much clear amber with a solid white head. Smell has some fermented honey in it indeed, sweet sugary side with plenty of esters, spices, tad herbal with some Belgian yeast and mainly apricot fruitier side. Taste is bitter generic Belgian floral, grass with a tad caramel, fermented honey, some candy sugar, bitter esters, Belgian yeast, spices with a rounded of metallic quality. Medium bodied with sharp carbonation. Passable stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (1423) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2012
33cl bottle. Cloudy, light amber color with small head. Nose : Tart, cherry, banana, raspberry, gingerbread. Sip : Low to medium density body with creamy texture. Low carbonation. Sweet tart flavor with spices of ginger and cinnamon. Quite fruity. Aftertaste is still sweet and fruity. Overall it’s far from being my kind of beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingCecil (2059) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle @ home.... It pours hazy with yeast floaters, dark orange with a medium white head.....The aroma is sweet, fruits, spices, citrus and Belgian yeast..... The flavor is sweet, fruits, spices, yeast and citrus....Nice sparkling bitter mouthfeel.....

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gEUS (1234) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2012
330 ml bottle - pours hazy yellow with a steady, creamy white head; Aroma of washing water, banana, malt and yeast.Medium body with sweetness all over it - little sourness at the end but no excitement in it. Taste is malt and banana...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2096) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2012
330ml bottle. Sweet, herbal and caramel aromas. Pours amber, with some white head and lacing. Light body and high carbonation. Taste is some spicy, caramel sweet. Long sweet finish. Quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1928) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012 330 ml bottle via Beer Planet. Pours a hazy yellow amber with light head. High carbonation. Aromas of honey, apricot, and light malts. Tastes of honey and light spice, with some cereal, malt,and leather notes.Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JAN 22, 2012
Bottled, amber pale color with a good start foam but gone quickly. Aroma is alcohol and some fruit and malt hints. Flavor is sweet malt. Mouthfeel is sweet dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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