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Brewed by Van Eecke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gambrilivinus (9) - Ste Helene, FRANCE - DEC 6, 2011 does not count
Generous creamy Head with cereal and fruits aroma. Also creamy in mouth with a strong long finish. You Can’t resist to Livinus.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2238) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Hazy straw colored pour. Big white, whipped cream like, head. Slowly falls leaving behind a swath of creamy lacing behind. Slight banana pie and malt aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Malty sweet with faint hints of banana left over. Not bad at all. I had lower hopes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6137) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2011
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Golden amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of orange, dried apricots and coriander seeds. Slightly vinous. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, a solid malt profile and spicy bitterness in a finish with a warming touch of alcohol. Almost full body, with a slight sweetness. Tasty, powerful and well balanced. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Gold pour with a white head. Pear, baked apple and banana aroma. Quite fruity, splash of peach and pineapple in there. Has a tripel feel to it. Fruity-dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
(Bottled). A beer I was expecting to be unslick and boozy , but its 10 % is nice and relaxing .. its a pretty swillable drink really .I drank this in like 5 minutes . Looks very Belgian in a Chimay goblet .... powerful body shows rich and peppery notes , then fruity orange zest or marmalade , some bubblegum estery texture and kisses of raw alcohol in a warming dry finish.... A charming beer..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1129) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 3, 2011
Pours, in an oversized glass, foggy yellowish amber color headed with dense white foam. Smelling is not much spicy neither dark fruits as Belgian Strong used to be,nevertheless gentle aromas are present. Entering is bitter becoming sweeter in your mouth. Alcohol is really present while then & on the aftertaste too. Well balanced in all senses. Drinkability is ok, suprising thick body for a blond one. A real Blond barley Wine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
psilosophy (491) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - MAR 23, 2011
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur un peu orangée et légèrement trouble ( levures); mousse assez généreuse, un peu crémeuse et de tenue correcte. Elle m’a un peu rappellée la Hoegaarden Grand cru, de part son côté épicé et légèrement fruité, mais reste un peu plus "corsée" et propose un trait "végétal" qui la rend un peu plus amère. L’alcool (10%) est par ailleur bien masqué, on le sent juste ce qu’il faut. Au final, une Ale forte qui tient la route. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (5957) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours slightly hazy light golden, white head. Aroma and taste of sweet fruit ( peach, melon ) and Belgian yeast. Medium body, soft carbonation. Okies, but abit to sweet for me. 190111

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is very sweet fruity, malty, yeasty and spicy. Medium sweet with a dry finish. 190111

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3702) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2010
Bottle from Beer Mania. Light amber body with rocky head. Nose of sweet malts and caramel. Taste quite malty as well. Hides the high ABV remarkable well, until the malt liquor finish. Never had a blonde like this before. Bitter and grassy in the finish.


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