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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Squamish, Canada

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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A strong Belgian-style ale brewed for St Jean Baptiste day with fruity and spicy flavours supported by a soft malt character.


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2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - JUL 15, 2012
Slightly hazy orange amber colour with rocky fast fading off white head. Mild yeasty malt nose with spiceyness and slight banana. Strong spice (clove and corriander) and banana staste with strong spicey and soft malt finish. Some warming alcohol ending.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
Sweet candy sugar and yeasty esters in the nose. Clear golden body is topped by a decent white head that lasts well and leaves some lace. Flavour is quite sweet with plenty of fruity esters. Alcohol is not at all apparent. Medium light body with fairly strong carbonation. Tulip glass. Fridge temperature. Bottle purchased in 2012.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2013

Bottle 750ml. w. swing top and normal cap.

Unclear medium to light dark orange colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light hoppy, light citrus - orange, moderate to heavy yeasty, riped fruit. Flavour is moderate to light light heavty sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, riped fruit, yeasty, dry, fruity yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120920]

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
theboneman (1) - - DEC 7, 2012 does not count
This is the closest Canada has to offer in terms of a Belgian style strong ale. Unfortunately it is a seasonal and will not be available until spring.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 15, 2012
Botella. Hazy golden. Sweet aroma, fruity and spiced with yeast. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, fruity, spiced, bit yeasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor with hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5843) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy yellow orange, offwhite head. Spicy yeast, wheatish, mandarins, spices. Mellow, chewy, fine sparkly on the tongue. Full fruityness safes it from being too phenolic. Pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and spices with notes of bananas. Sweet and spicy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10926) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
cloudy orange, small white head. sweet malty, sweet fruity aroma, desserts, vanilla. flavor is sweet malty, sweet fruit punch fruity flavors, quite sweet, sweet as adessert wine, but have some herbal and hoppy bitterness to balance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29847) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of fruits, malt, spices, and yeast. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, yeast, and fruits, as well as hints of smoke, leading to a dry finish. The alcohol is felt on the tongue. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
1 L bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is phenolic and light toasted malty. Bitter, caramelish. Åhenolic. Medium dry and wi a light fruity yeasty note. Mild phenolic and dry finish.


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