Brewed by Nieuwhuys
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Hoegaarden, Belgium


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Sometimes called "Cuvée van de Generaal".

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, - OCT 28, 2012
Stubby bottle labelled "Cuvée van de Generaal" bought home from the pub in Hoegaarden. Pours medium amber with a smallish head. Quite a lot of suspended sediment in the beer, making it less visually impressive than expected/hoped. Fresh, almost grassy aroma. Taste is fairly simple and the alcohol is very present. Not the most balanced or interesting Belgian ale I’ve had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moravius (703) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2015
Flasche (33 cl) von Belgiumbeerz.com. - Dunkles Goldgelb, trüb; wenig Schaum. - In der Nase schwere Kandissüße, schwache Bitterorange, etwas Pfeffer. - Im Antrunk schwere Malzsüße, leichtes Karamelmalz und eine ordentliche krautige Hopfenherbe. Schaumig rezent. Im Abgang noch mehr krautig-grasige Hopfenherbe. Sehr langer, kräftig bitterer Nachtrunk mit Pfeffer und Fusel. - Solide und deutlich kräftiger gehopft als andere Blondes, aber die einseitig krautigen Hopfenaromen sind nicht so ganz mein Ding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (767) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2014
Dorado pálido, espuma blanca. Aromas ligeros de fruta ácida, cereal y ligero alcohol. Cuerpo medio, inicio algo dulce con textura maltosa y final seco con un amargor duradero. Bien.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1274) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2014
Niet veel speciaals, goed voor één keer te proberen maar daar blijft het dan ook bij

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2014
Launched in 2010 as the blonde counterpart of Alpaïde and tasted under the name "Cuvée van de Generaal". Nice lacing, off-white, mousse-like head, colour peach blonde with lively sparkling. Nose gets ’exotic’ fruits like pineapple, mango, banana and orange, flowery hops, caramel, white bread, soap, but unfortunately also considerable DMS (cooked vegetable). Taste fruity, soft, citrussy, relatively sharp carbonation, minerals, caramelly and bready malt sweetness, finish quite strongly hop bitter with some warm, but not astringent alcohol. Not a bad triple, just a shame they haven’t cooked it longer, which would probably solve the DMS issue (which, in my experience, was less pronounced in the first batches than it is now).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2898) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
Stubby bottle 330 ml, at home. Poured into a tulip. ABV 8.5% Hazy golden orange on the body, with big chunks of yeast floating around it even.Big qhite head, a bit thin but with good retention. Medium kacing keft on the glass. Aroma is malty, with yeast, manure, light fruity notes emerging from the back. Taste is much more fruity, with peaches, apricots, floral notes quite bitter too with the bitterness carrying on on the aftertaste for quite long, a bit of bubblegum too. Medium thin body, highly carbonated. Much better than what I expected, very good actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2548) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bit boring Belgian blond beer, every Belgian brewer thinks he needs to brew one of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MPA (853) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy amber with decent off white head. Aroma of syrup, honey, dates, figs and alcohol. Flavour is sweet with warm alcohol notes and a well balanced bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1320) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2014
330 ml bottle at home - pours dark yellow to golden with no head. Malty aroma with hints of citrus and yeast. Medium body, quite sweet and nice bitter mid. Taste is malt and honey. Typical belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EddyBeer1 (991) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2013
Blonde dorée, pétillance moyenne, mousse blanche nuageuse abondante. Malts céréales bien tassés d’entrée lentement suivis par une amertume à la fois houblonnée et fruitée avec quelques notes d’épices. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3602) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Aroma is quite floral and sweet. Flavour is quite sweet with a finish which is a bit grassy but also very dry.

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