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

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


igel's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 10, 2005
The contents of the bottle ‘sploded upon unleashing and left copious quantities of particulate matter swirling erratically… Appearance is a honey color, hazy, with plenty of bits. Noticeably carbonated with a fine white head that leaves a nice layer. Aroma is sweet and fruity, bubblegum with tartness and a yeasty, earthy background. Flavor has a sweet start, with malt and spices and a crisp light hop finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy with a good representation of co2. A complex brew, but hard to pin down; well balanced and smooth. A pleasant drink.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (1007) - LATVIA - JUL 19, 2015
Orange with medium light beige head. Bit sour aroma. Enough sweet, bit not too much, some sourness finishing with dusty bitterness. Dry dustiness staus on the tongue.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nicolas_M (92) - BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2015
I was expecting a fruity beer with the label on the bottle, but all I had was sugar (not too much, at least) and alcohol. Strong aroma directly linked to the taste. It was nice to discover something new but it’s not a beer I would choose if it was sell in a pub.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ulysse (298) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2015
Beer typical of homebrews. Alcohol rather present for its 7 ABV. A bit sweet and very normal.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
florent.janssens (207) - - JUL 5, 2015
Bière trouble. On sent fort l’alcool. Elle attaque directement en bouche. Très pétillante. Bière sympa mais rien de particulier.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
jamaty (1230) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Infumable. La he tirado. Estaría mal? Super agria, fermento puro. Debe estar mal sin duda.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PotjeBier (1999) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
Notes from early 90s. Bottle. Blonde color. Aroma’s: sweet malts, spices, fruits. Flavor: moderate sweet. Medium bodied. Finishes with a moderate bitterness..

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ForlornHope (196) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Pours a clear bronze colour with a thin white head. The head soon disappears to a thin layer of bubbles. The aroma is neutral to the point of being non-existent. There is maybe some orange-blossom hop. The taste is sweet with very little balancing bitterness. Palate is gloopy, sticky and sweet. There is also a cloying sugary taste of starch. Not undrinkable, I would not bother with another.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (716) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
Troebel oranje geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht hoppig bitter en licht zoet met iets van honing en aardbei. Heeft niet veel "body".

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EddyBeer1 (1044) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2015
Ambrée trouble, effervescence forte en fontaine, col blanc cassé abondant et crémeux. Principalement maltée, léger caramel, petite amertume épicée, hélas un peu trop métallique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1872) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Mooie oranje gouden kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt hop, kruiden, beetje honing. Smaakt bitterzoet, honing, hop. Beetje citrus. Redelijk veel koolzuur.


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