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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinte (475) - Udine, ITALY - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle 0.33L. Clear pale yellow body with a large, frothy, white head, mostly lasting with some nice lacing; high density of tiny particles. Moderate malty (bread) and hoppy (citrus) aroma with notes of spices (coriander) and yeast. Moderate sweet and bitter flavour; bitter finish. Medium body with watery-to-oily texture; lively carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
psilosophy (637) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - NOV 21, 2015
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur jaune pale, mousse abondante, retmbe assez vite. Un petit quelque chose de fruité (banane) dans l’ arôme mais c ’est franchement faiblard, légère amertume. Trouvée à la Brasserie Delneste - Froidmont.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6446) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
Bottled from Belgian Delight Pale golden with a white head. Grassy aroma with alco-notes. Light body and bitterness. Fresh and crisp. Grassy flavour.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markoijelena (1947) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at Missy Sippy Gent Belgium.29.07.2015.Pour it hazy golden color with small white head.Aroma sweet yeasty feel.Taste of classic drinkable Belgian beer, sweet, Belgian yeast.Ok

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1077) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 7, 2015
Pale yellow colored, clear, medium white head. Aroma is sugary, some fruits, grapes and spices, somewhat tartish. Taste is moderate sweet malty, sugar and caramel, some fruits, spice, bit of straw, low+ bitterness. Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (6301) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle from Mitra Bunnik, BB 08/02/16, large sample. Almost clear golden color, huge soapy head. Aroma is flowery, coriander, bit peppery, slight citrus, bit grainy malt. Soft bitter taste, slight alcohol, spicy. Bit dry in the finish, slight alcohol. Ok stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (427) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2015
33cl bottle at the sports cafetaria in Waarschoot (29 VIII 2015). Just beautifully looking golden ale with lovely white foamy collar - long lasting too. Floral, herbs and of course malts aromas make this beer’s flavours. This looks quite promising. The body is a bit of a downer; This ale makes its power through a sharp bitter, appealing finish. The brew has features of citrus zeste, malts and some soury sweet fruits. It certainly is not very complex, but it can stand as the flagship of the Keizer Karel series.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (843) - SPAIN - AUG 17, 2015
From Hipercor. In La Trappe Chalice. Watching Breaking Bad 1x06. Not extraordinary but really nice taste. To but again if the price is good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (608) - SPAIN - JUL 29, 2015
Clear golden colour, with a small head that holds and leaves some lace and a ring. Smell of cloves. And more cloves. And then some fruits, bananas, peaches, coriander. Medium carbonation, medium to full body, thick palate with noticeable alcohol, like rum or whiskey. Taste of spices, cloves, banana, fruits. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamaty (1735) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 10, 2015
Dorada limpia, de bonita espuma poco duradera. Aroma con base malteada y notas frutales. Bien de cuerpo y con gas presente. En boca sabor frutal y notas espaciadas. Alcohol presente, difícil ocultar 8 grados, pero no exagerado. Final seco. Buena sin estar entre las mejores del estilo.


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