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


on tap

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle from Delices & Caprices, Brussels. Pours golden coloured with a thick lacing egg white head. Aromas og cereal, hops, sweets and alcohol. Flavours of citrus fruit, sweet malt, honey and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2009
From Beer Mania, Brussels, Belgium. Bottled, 010509. Golden with white head. Aroma of malt and yeasty fruits. Flavor is sweet with honey, citrus and a alcoholic tone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Case (281) - GERMANY - MAR 6, 2009
Pours a nice golden color with a large white head. Aroma is extremely strong and pronounced, turkish delight, licorice, candy, very sweet. Taste is complex, clearly noticeable alcohol burn, sweet yet also quite bitter and dry in the aftertaste. Licorice, honey, citrus, malt. Nice unusual triple with heavy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3156) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy golden body with low carbonation and a thin off-white foamy head. Complex malty/hoppy aroma that carries fruity, yeasty and herbal notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Taste is very well balanced and ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
In short: An extra-sweet sugary strong Belgian blonde ale without any complexity. Mega-boring.
How: Bottle 330ml, almost 1 year old, about 1 year before best-before date
The look: Cloudy dark blonde with lots of small particles topped by a very small ring of white foam
In long: Nose of generic standard Belgian yeast and candy sugar. Taste is sweet, too sweet. Candy sugar all over the place. Bready/doughy Belgian yeast does provide substance but does not provide much flavour. There is not much I can say about this beer, it is very sugary and that kills any subtle flavour it may have had. If I try real hard I can pick up some citrus fruits, some coriander, and maybe some other stuff. But that would just would just be mental masturbation. And that reminds me I have something to do. Bye.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Body-hazy strawberry blond with a medium ring of bubbles. Nose-cereal, lager. Taste-light metal, medium hot, light white spices, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6094) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privés Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur de biscuit et d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée, avec présence de dépôt et une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #2066)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4204) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Smell is malts, sweet, yeast, and plasic. Look is golden in color, clear, and a small white head. Taste is malts, yeast, spices, and not much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2008
(33cl bottle) Pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of mustiness, candi sugar, and yeast. Flavor of yeast, coriander, and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2008
33cl, from De Bierloods Adegem, complex brew, not balanced, yet heavy, hazy, good head, nice brew

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