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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Copper coloured Belgian-style ale.
Draught 8.5 %, Bottled 8.0 %


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
keskes (4) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2010 does not count
Sweet and Belgian inspired but without the complexity of some of the Belgian masters. Nevertheless a very tasty and successful finnish beer with Belgian yeast

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Psytron (1154) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2012
Dark bronze colour. Hazy. Small creamy head. Smell of grain. Aroma of alcohol, tar and smoke. Very sweet. Fruity.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaVillum (299) - Valby, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
50 cl, flaske, 8,0 %, nydt på Svane Pub på Strandvejen i Hellerup, 15. november 2013. Mahogni-farvet uklar finsk Dubbel efter belgisk forbillede med fin offwhite-farvet skumtop på 1 1/2 cm. Dejlig duft af tørret frugt, rosin, sveske, koriander og andre krydderier og belgisk gær, gætter jeg på. Utrolig vellykket fyldig smag. Sødme og alkoholbitterhed i skøn symfoni. Ikke lang eftersmag, men god og tør. Man smager krydderierne og gæren. Pænt afstemt kulsyreindhold - simpelthen en kompleks og vellykket øl. Måske den bedste Dubbel, jeg til dato, har smagt. Finland rocks! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tim Webb (225) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
Bottle sampled at the brewery. The correct name is ’Ceci n’est pas un Belge’ or ’This is not a Belgian’, which a kind of clue. Made in Finland using an American yeast, no spice and a more typically Finnish than Belgian hop recipe. It is not designed to be a small-spice-good-big-spice-better North American also ran. It is more sophisticated than that, standing out from a generally interesting range.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (331) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 Dark rusty copper color with a little head that fades away completely quickly. Aroma has lots of raisin and sweet dried fruitiness, also spiciness. The taste is sweet and spicy; dried fruitiness dominates with sweet caramel maltiness and some yeasty notes. Light bitter hoppy bite appears in the finish and balances the taste. Medium to full body, a sticky mouthfeel. Appearance isn’t similar to strong Belgians because of the quickly fading head. Maybe the malty backbone could be a bit stronger, it would have made the taste a bit richer. Still, overall a very good Belgian style beer from Malmgård. One of the best strong Finnish ales.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (895) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2012
Interesting aroma has fruits and berries, salty licorice, spices..nice! Color is beautiful deep ruby red, head short and fast. Taste is belgian beer like as promised, nuanced and powerful, medium body, soft feel, alcohol also in flavor but not unpleasant burning but rather warmth, herbs, soft carbonation, nice tasty finish. Good one, was happily surprised even tough this is one great brewer in Finland.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1340) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2013
8%, the same people who make Huvila. Around 6 euro from Alko. Enjoying my last night in Stockholm, listening to Opera outside at a festival & having a bottle from Finland. Classy night! Beautiful amber pour, spicy & fruity Belgian yeast aroma. The taste is bang on, nutty, malty, biscuit with the fruity Belgian yeast contributing spice & a touch of fruit. Really nice stuff but then again sunset, opera, palaces are sure to contribute to me loving this beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (4615) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Bottle from Vinmonopolet Bekkestua. Clear amber body with slight head. Nose is sweet, spicy, inviting. Taste is sweet, malty, nice and spicy, alcy for sure, but also very plummy and fruity. A really nice beer. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (2810) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2009
50cl bottle. Pours cloudy, copper color. Aroma is fruity and spicy, quite yeasty. Flavour is slightly sweet, with hints of raisin and plums. Alcohol well hidden, still quite warm finish, bit sour also. Really liked this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (4948) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Nordic, BBE 12.06.2013
Aroma is fruity and sugary with a feeling of belgian yeast. Flavour is sugary with belgian yeast. Feels like a sweet candy - also a feeling of an aged belgian ale. Nice.


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