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


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 33cl bottle t home: Pours a cloudy copper orange with a fading tainted white head. Aromas of orange flesh, apples, yeast and sugar. Touches of bread or toast underneath the sweet fruit. Slight herbal, that could be hop derived, floats around just under some alcohol that can be quite hot when swirled up. Some spice and a strange chemical note that seem slightly pineappley get more noticeable as the beer sits. Big sweet honey-on-toast flavors dominate before a spice and alcohol mixture push their way in. CO2 adds a sting on top of this "spicy alcohol". Quite hot at the end. Some tin notes thats blend right into an oxidized cardboard flavor. Caramel malts become heavy after a while. Flavors seem a little at odds with eachother at times. Alcohol is just too hot in the middle (but ok through the rest). Medium-full body and a bit sticky at times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2008
750ml corked bottle that’s been sitting around for some time. Aroma marmalade, pepper, earthy citrus, alcohol, metal, apple peel, honey, conifer. Light banana esters if you’re looking for them. Deep amber hanging densely with bits, off-white halo, alcohol bitterness, some warmth. Antiseptic honeyish notes, watery esters, boozy apple afters. Too much metal. Thin and rusty. Smells great, but expect much more from a 10% Belgian I’ve been cupboarding for a couple of years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2008
(Dégusté avec french tickler) Une biere blonde avec un mince collet moyennement collant. Odeur de peches, caramel et framboises. Gout sucré, alcohol et de noix. Une biere tres bien équilibré. Belle découverte!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
Shared with Pyrozoid

App.: Cloudy golden poor, thin peach like head.

Aromas: Curacao, peaches, light toffee, caramel, coriander

Palate: Hoppy bitter explosion but nicely balanced, sweet, medium body... zesty

Flavors: Peaches, toffee, hoppy, orange zest

Notes: Amazing balance - great hoppy bitterness, impressive!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2008
Hazy honey gold hue, with a frothy white head, yeasty, fruity nose of ripe apples, with some faint honeyed pale malts, and a hint of floral hop citrusy in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, sweet honeyed pale malt character, with a warmth alcoholic mouthfeel, a light cereal grainy accent, a hint of vanilla, leading towards a honeyish warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43244) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2008
Bottle @ home.
Light unclear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is light malty, moderate yeasty, complex, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet and vineouse. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish is light alcoholic. (300408)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2008
(Bottled, BBE 08/2009, thanks TBone!)Opaque orange with a small, firm, mostly vanishing head. Strongly orange-honey-fruity aroma with some yeast. Orange-fruity flavor with grainy, pale maltiness, and some slightly burning, sweetish-acidic alcohol presence. Medium-bodied, warming palate with pretty low, but slightly fizzy carbonation. A decent, orange-accented Belgian Strong - but still miles away from Dulle Teve (the benchmark 10% Belgian Strong blond ;) complexity-wise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (7810) - ITALY - MAY 18, 2008
oro buona schiuma mediamente perisistente sentopri floreali leggero spezia in bocca leggermente aggressiva l’alcol sui fa sentire un po leggero metallico retrogusto speziato leggermente amarognolo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
75cl bottle. Thanks to JensenTaster: Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is of yeast & malts - hay & grain. Slight citric/metallic sweet with a light vinous note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (12623) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Cloudy golden with a lasting white head. Fruity winegum aroma, with complex yeast notes. Sweet and vineous, cloying alcohol.

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