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


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RATINGS: 214   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PotjeBier (1932) - 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..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ForlornHope (180) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (609) - 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".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EddyBeer1 (1032) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1676) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4492) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle Pours unclear amber , nice white head . Smell is sweet , grainy, bit perfumy . Taste is bitter , herbal , bit perfumy , dry ( sugar and bitterness ) some spiced feeling to it as well . Bonedry aftertaste . Overcarbonated for sure ( damn ! ) but somehow, it kinda goes OK with the taste . Medium mouthfeel . Ok beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
janubio (478) - SPAIN - DEC 13, 2014
Hazy orange to amber colour, small head that vanishes soon, good lace. Smell of cherries, oranges, apples and spices. Medium body, carbonation good enough, sticky palate. TAste of fruits, cherries, apples, spices. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1095) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Copper colour with a white head. Fruity, slightly boozy aroma with yeast. Sweet taste. Nice but unexciting Belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (5239) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2014
33cl Bottle at Tripel. Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, light fruity, light spicy. Flavour is light, light sweet, malty, fruity, yeasty, light spicy, really not much going on here. Light-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (4463) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy amber beer with huge head and and retention. Nose is on spices, orange touch and yeast. Aroma is medium sweet, yeast, light caramel, lemon, diacetyl. Finish is on yeast and over ripped orange, low hopy.

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