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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3952) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
Poured a lively medium amber with a small white head. Aroma of honey sweetness and zesty malt. Medium body, flavour is spicy, thick honey and caramel malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrW (440) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle @ The Capital, Leuven. Aroma has honey, herbs, something creamy or cheesy. Clear blond, a bit sparkling, head quickly faded. Taste follows the aroma, but lacks strength. End-feel is a bit watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2502) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
Nice dark amber beer. Quite fruity for this style, with some grainy notes of the maize. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (780) - Samarate, ITALY - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle @ Il Cortiletto.Strana! Il profumo ricorda la ricotta di capra al primo acchito, poi si sente anche la frutta acerba e il luppolo che ricorda le erbe aromatiche.Colore ambra , con poca carbonatazione visibile e schiuma vaporosa e persistente. Il gusto è stranissimo, marcatamente speziato e il corpo, pienissimo, risulta quasi salato. poi la sensazione si affievolisce ed esce un fruttato aspro, come di mela verde. Anomala ma beverina

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (2313) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2013
33cl bottle. APPEARANCE: Yellow golden beer, small rather stable white head. NOSE: hay, human sweat, some rotting fruits, spices. TASTE: very sweet taste! very concentrated (syrup) and rather unidimensional. Some alcohol and yeast noticeable. Not really fond of this one...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6877) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle from Asao. Light brown-orange color with a high, fine head. Malty nose, estery, stewed fruit: peaches, apples, melons, grape. Also honey and spice. Again cooked fruit flavor, more apple, but also some estery stuff, honey, bread or cake. Rather sweet, though somehow juicy in a refreshing way. Spicy, peppery finish with a touch of earthy hop. OK, but too one-dimensional.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5932) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2013
33cl bottle from Berts Bierhuys. Thin white head. Slightly hazy blond pour. Nice beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2809) - 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 (820) - 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 (7023) - 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.


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