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Brewed by Nieuwhuys
Style: Belgian Ale
Hoegaarden, Belgium

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4793) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours very hazy amber with a tan head. Aroma of light fruit, yeast and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Unexciting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5077) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin white head. Cloudy golden blond pour. Ok, nothing special

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (2072) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Stubby bottle at home. Poured into a tulip. ABV 5.8% Very deep orange colour on thebody, clear, with a big enough white head sitting on top. Good retention, light lacing on the glass. Aroma of grains, nuts, light malts. Sweet malty taste, again very nutty, hay, bread. Medium thin body, good carbonation, seems a bit high at moments. Overall okay, nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2057) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Yeasty version of a Speciale Belge. Caramelised malt, sweet metallic taste, with some mild fruits. Mwoah.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (3592) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Willems. BBF 16/07/2015. Hazy dark orange, solid white head. Nose is thick BE yeast, darker honey, caramel, sugar, thick malty with herbs, decent start. Tastes of sweet mellow honey, nuts, touch herbal, brown sugar, herbs, warming, touch boozy, doesn’t come entirely together but definitely nicer than the score would indicate on RB. Not on par with my introduction to the brewery “Alpaïde”.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7270) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Gent, consumed at home on Wednesday 12th February 2014. Pours hazy dark gold with slim white head. Clean slightly spritzy nose with a little spice, a little bland is my first impression. It’s fine, a tiny bit thin and lacking maybe, but absolutely fine. Sweetish typically Belgian in many respects but very safe. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dasdan (234) - BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2013
33 cl bottle from de hopduvel in Ghent. A little hazy copper body with large beige head. Malty and yeasty nose. Taste of caramelized malts. Soft carbonation **

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (2977) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Copper to pale brown colour. Aroma has yeasty, bready notes and some candy sweetness. Flavour quite sweet with candy and caramel. Thin, watery texture.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5936) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101216.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Aroma of ripe sweet fruits, malts, yeast, caramel and some toffee. Flavor of caramel malts, ripe fruits, yeast and spices. Good and balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1078) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2012
Pours a decent reddish amber with small head. Malty aroma, pleasant flavour. Would drink again.


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