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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 159   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2826) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2012
gold blond coloured body with a white head a spicy yeasty hoppy aroma a spicy yeasty herby hoppy sweet fruity taste with a sweet alcholic bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vickey9 (513) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2012
Golden colour with a huge white head. Fruity nose. Rather sweet taste. Very much carbonized, medium bodied. Strong fruity notes on palate, hints of banana and coriander. B @ BF

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle at beer factory. Bold gold body w big head. Nose chalky and floral. Taste sweet, citrus some hops. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4249) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle thx to benzai, he had a spare bottle and donated it to me so i can continue my beerquest. Very, very pale - almost white yellow colour with a decent, full white head. Smells slightly hoppy, some malts. Just beery and nothing weird. Tastes some banana, yeasty, fruity, fresh and soft. A nice taste, but im going to let this one standing for a while, because it?s a bit high in carbo. I think the carbo will drop a bit and then it will be a fine beer. Light to medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3328) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2012
LIVE RATE FROM THE BRAS CLUB BRUGGES BELGIUM! Pale Golden huge head lots of lace. Sweet malt aroma, light citrus hand soap. Some floral & alcohol bits. Sweet and lightly fruity, some citrus, some raw grainy malt. Cotton candy is A player in the flavor here. Mildly peppery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10716) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle. Frothy white excellent mostly lasting head. Pale yellow colour. Moderate maltyand hoppy and powerfull yeasty aroma. Heavy bitter nice fruity flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
JSteegen (3) - Bilzen, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2012 does not count
No real aroma comming out - flat taste Nice golden color - Nice head Light bitter taste - not enough

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (3000) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2012
Golden blond colour, white head. Light bitter aroma with loads of sweaty socks and dusty attic. Light bitter, light sweet flavour, slightly perfumed. Lasting fresh, floral finish.
The aroma of this one is quite horrid, but flavour and palate are very OK. Rather strange in that aspect.
(From 33cL bottle @ local pub)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10485) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle, poured @ de Gouden Leeuw St Lievens Houtem in a fitting glass. Malty, slightly perfumed flavor. Fairly dry with alcoholic notes. Hint of citrus. Decent, uncomplicated Duvel-clone.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
txspartan (968) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2012
Rather sweet as far alcohol goes, with a tad of a burn. Bit of a moldy malt flavour.


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