Brewed by Alken-Maes (Heineken)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Jumet, Belgium


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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A full bodied beer, bittersweet and delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madnorwegian (43) - FRANCE - MAY 30, 2014
Appearance: hazy apricot color, with slowly rising fine carbonation. Whit lacey head. Aroma: apples and a little metalic Taste: fruit, peaches? Apples. Alcohol. Palate: thin, metalic Overall: a little bit strong for my taste. Feels like should be a quaffing beer but the 8.5% alcohol is a bit too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1023) - PORTUGAL - MAY 20, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle from Delhaize (Luxembourg). Pours a clear yellow colour with a small thin white head. Aroma is malty, sweet and floral. Average carbonation and medium body. Alcoholic. Taste is more sweet than bitter. Overall, a good beer but a bit boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dedollewaitor (13693) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from Barcelona. Thanks Pops. Pours clear pale yellow with a white foam. Grain, metal, hay and raw alcohol. Thin..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tricksta_p (901) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Aroma of malts, light citrus fruits, yeast, light spices. Flavour is yeasty, a bit too sweet for my taste, alcohol. Not my kind of Belgian strong ale, too sweet and onedimensional.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pasi01 (2) - - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
Non mi aspetto la fuoriuscita della schiuma all’apertura del tappo. Odore di caramello e gusto di orsetti gommosi haribo alla cola!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jfb (3683) - GERMANY - APR 28, 2014
(bottle) pours a hazy deep amber colour with a frothy white head. aroma of yeast, cooked vegetables, raisins, some light bretty funk and melted butter. flavour is more raisins and melted butter, slightly resinous, with a hint of earth and a medium sweetness. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
angel77 (788) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 27, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en varias ocasiones, época belga. Cuerpo medio con 8.5 vol que casi es lo único que se aprecia en esta cerveza. Color dorado con tonos oscuros y espuma blanca bastante densa. Aromas frescos ligeramente afrutados y cereales y maltas con suave dulzor acabando con ligeros tonos especiados. No esta mal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seynie (138) - Tienen, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2014
Pale gold with foamy head. Malts dominate with some acidity. Long finish in which alcohol starts to dominate. Nothing special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeevan (41) - - APR 12, 2014
Bottle from SuperDino supermarket Puerto Mogan Gran Canaria. Golden in colour with a thin head though decent lacing. Aroma is a mix of Belgian yeast and slightly floral hoppiness. It does taste like a stong belgian blond but its just a bit too boozey, almost white wine like too, and certainly on the one dimensional side. There’s also some syrup sweetness that knocks it off balance. It’s not my favourite style anyway and I’m likely making a direct comparison with the likes of Duval - which also, might I add, has a tighter champagne like fizz. I’ll have another of these later, though not tonight, to confirm that I’m not being too harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1123) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
330ml bottle purchased at El Corte Ingles Valencia, Spain for 1.09 euro Very good!

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