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


on tap


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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Amber color, with yeast sediments, which I poured. Quick dissipating creamy head. Nicely blended flavors of fruity yeast, bready malt, anise, ginger, molasses and herbs. Balanced towards the sweet side but with a touch of bitterness at the finish. Earthiness worthy of a Belgian artisanal as well, somewhat reminiscent of De Dolle and Chouffe beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (2433) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle as a gift. Hazy amber colour, white foam. Sweet and malty, maize, light bitter finish. Bit unbalanced. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (1453) - USA - DEC 9, 2015
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from malting pot in Brussels. Enjoyable amber hoppy ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (485) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 10, 2015
F: off white, average, not long lasting. C: golden to amber, hazy. A: honey, fruity, spicy, malty, yeasty. T: malt, hint of orange peels, apple/fruity, some maize, dry grassy bitterness on the palate, herb/spicy tones, medium body, good carbonation, good Belgian ale with some fruity dry tones.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luengus (43) - - NOV 8, 2015
Average frothy off-white lasting head with cloudy amber body. Light citrus and caramel hops. Medium thin to oily body with soft carbonation. Long duration flavor moderately sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (4630) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2015
Amber body, small head. Sweet caramel, candy. Medium carbonation, quite sweet, but tolerable as the carbonation and starting bitterness balance a bit. Very sweet beer overall but sometimes thats not so bad. (33cl bottle from ABS Drinks)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DwarfeD (2077) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
33cl bottle shared at The Capital, Leuven. Light amber with a small white head. Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Subtle bitter and sweet tones. Herbs, caramel, malts and fruits. Not too good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdb84 (448) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2015
Light amber, large frothy head. A: caramelized malts, banana, wood snipper notes, boozy. Nothing special. T: starts a bit sour, with almond taste. Develops a mellow bitter, with caramel, banana and bread notes, orange peel. Slightly boozy sensation. Light to medium mouthfeel. Aftertaste is dry, fruity, with banana returning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (1247) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nicolas_M (164) - 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 its not a beer I would choose if it was sell in a pub.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ulysse (389) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2015
Beer typical of homebrews. Alcohol rather present for its 7 ABV. A bit sweet and very normal.

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