Brewed by Nieuwhuys
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Hoegaarden, Belgium


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Sometimes called "Cuvée van de Generaal".

turbothy's rating

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickok (5451) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2016
Cinnamon like oddly. Medium bitter and a spicy, even hot base. Strange beer. Looks good and shiny, just a bit too clear. More fun to try than expected. But bit my kind off brew. (33cl bottle at The Capital)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11220) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle shared. Hazy golden orange with a white head. Aroma of big herbs, malt, caramel and overripe dare fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2016
33cl bottle shared with Kermis. Very thin white head. Cloudy blond pour. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (356) - Tienen, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2016
Hazy gold with a soapy head. Decent body with good carbonation. Lots of Malta, sugar, vanilla, banana. Creamy. Good finish. In between the typical Belgian dark blonde and the fuller karmeliet style beers. Pleasant beer which drinks easily so watch out for the high abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (535) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2016
UPDATED: APR 5, 2016 Nevelig en bleekgeel bier met witte schuimkraag. Gist duidelijk aanwezig in de neus. Verder aroma van citrushop, mout, suiker en iets van witlof of zo? Smaak is bitter en licht zoet. Levendig co2, goede film, volle body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2084) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a teku glass. Hazy deep golden, small frothy white head, mostly diminishing, heavy lacing; aroma pale malts, exotic fruits, light vanilla, yeasty, herbal notes; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, soft fruits, yeasty and alcohol notes, with average to long duration, sweetbitter finish, light herbal hints, a floral touch and some alcohol warmth; medium body, creamy texture, smooth mouthfeel, average carbonation; quite satisfying velvetty strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DwarfeD (2794) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
33cl bottle at De Gaeper. Somewhat hazy orange with a medium white soapy head. Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Subtle sweet and bitter tones. Citrus, herbs and yeast. Mediocre blonde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bierkoning (12570) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle. Golden color, hazy. Soft herbal yeasty notes and orange in the aroma and flavor. Slightly alcoholic, in spite of the low ABV. Wheat. Somewhat disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6367) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours unclear blonde, good white, stable head. Smell is bit yeasty. Taste is bit bitter, very grainy, clear yeasty notes. Rather high cabro, sharp, dry finish. Ok beer. Not really intense, or different. Has something off in the bitterness, but perhaps its just some kind of yeast I am not a fan of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (2028) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
330 ml, bottle. Appearance: Hazy golden , with big white head, a bit thin but with good retention. Leaving medium lacing. Aroma: Malts, yeast light fruity notes emerging from the back and some alcohol as it warms up. Taste: Moderate sweet and bitter,, Quite Fruity,( peaches, apricots) some l floral notes and some yeast and alvcohol in the finish. Bitterness at the start and aftertaste. Medium t body, Above average carbonation, but still ok for the body. Decent but the Alpaide (dark ) is much better. This just a standard Belgian Strong Ale.

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