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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
To underline the close link between the Charles Quint beers of the Haacht Brewery and the Ommegang of Brussel, a special brewage has been created for this occasion.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (2031) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
Bottled in some pub in Amsterdam. Hazy golden colored, white head. Spicy nose, some yeast, bit fruity. Dry flavor, some fruit, pale malts, alcohol apparent. Not bad, but very much non-spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4927) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2012
33cl Bottle at Leuven bowling alley. Hazy pale golden yellow colour, rocky white head. Aroma is light fruity, light spicy, light citrus, pale malts. Flavour is light floral, pale malts, dry, light fruity, light citrus, light alcohol bitter finish. Light to medium-bodied. Decent, but not very exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, lemon notes, moderate yeasty, fruity, yeast, coriander notes. IMO. Very witbeer like in the aroma and flavor. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, spicy, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121019]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (6324) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle @ Home. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, honey, banana, citrus. Flavor of sweet malt, candy sugar, yeast, sweet fruit. Medium body, average carbonation. 301012

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14109) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle @ French Oktoberfest Tasting Ulfborg, 2012. Pours clear pale yellow with an egg white head. Wheat, spices and a bit of alcohol. Full bodied. A bit bland.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s tasting 16th Oct 2012
Light straw, fizzy white had
Aroma - alcohol, light grainy caramel malts
Taste - cereal malts, light caramel malts, soft belgian yeast esters
Palate - medium body...bit fizzy
Overall - Bit dull...didn’t get much out of this one

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2012
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, yellow in color with a fruity bubblegum aroma, flavor is banana, fruit gum with a spritzy finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11899) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy yellow with a big and lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, citrus and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 191012

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle @ FoneFan, 8%. Clear pale golden with medium white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, fruit, wheat and lemon. Flavour is malt, yeast, wheat, lemon, hop, herbal, medium carbonation and a little bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2506) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s. Golden with whotw head. Aroma is slightly dusty with Belgian yeast esters, lemon. Taste is tame, caramel, esters. Not my bag


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