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


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RATINGS: 198   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
guzgorog (224) - FRANCE - JUN 27, 2014
Entre l’amrée et la blonde, mousse abondante. Nez de sucre candy, caramel, levure, raisin sec. Gout très sucré, le caramel et la levure dominent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours murky golden brown with a small tan head. Aroma of boozy alcohol, caramel, light soy, yeast. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2014
ath home hazy golden blonde colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast hops aroma a spicy fruity hop sweet taste with a alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, malzig süß, leicht würzig. Geschmack leicht hefig, fruchtig malzig, Gewürze, blumig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Simmie77 (10) - - FEB 19, 2014
Really a thick flavour, if that is enjoyable, I have no clue. On some occasions I love this beer, next to a BBQ or sitting in my backyard in the sun. Still one of those beers that you can’t put a name on it! The herbs are surely there. On some occasions this beer is so untastefull, I just want to throw it away. I have a hate-love affair with this one. That tells me something as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pilouche (3) - Paris, FRANCE - JAN 13, 2014 does not count
Belle couleur ambrée, goût qui tiens bien en bouche. Elle est légère mais sensation d’une bière plus forte. Belle et agréable surprise

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3042) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrW (395) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (1974) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
Nice dark amber beer. Quite fruity for this style, with some grainy notes of the maize. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (633) - 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

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