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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 152   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (1481) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
Pours a pale ale with a good white head. Smells lemon. Very sweet taste, bit too sweet. Lively carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paulvanpelt (333) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Bleekgeel bier, behoorlijke witte kraag. Veel co2, druif, appel, abrikoos, witte wijn. Smaak licht zuur, licht bitter, medium zoet. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3141) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle @ BBF13. Pours clear pale golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of hops with a subtle fruity note and a touch of malt. Sweetish, malty and estery flavour with notes of hops and clear alcohol presence. Lingering, sweetish aftertaste. Decent but quite strong.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ohthehugemanaT (9) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2013 does not count
Served from the tap at café de paardestal in Mechelen, NL. Poured with generous head to enhance the aroma of citrus and mild bread. Beautiful lacing on the glass, and the beer itself is the cloudy gold which I love in this style. Mouth feel is very creamy, really a pleasure to roll around on the tongue. Taste is earthy, bitter, but refreshing. Not a stand out exceptional beer, but quite tasty and refreshing nonetheless!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2013
75cl bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: fruity, hops, citrus. TASTE: citrus, hoppy, little bitter, little dry.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IRockSometimes (8) - - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
Pours light golden. Nose is pretty flowery and yeasty like a typical Belgium ale. The mouth is slightly sweet with a bitter palate. The beer IMO lacks a bit of body...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3310) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2013
Draught at Het Spijker, Gent. Golden colour with a white head. Fruity yeast aroma. Flavour is sweet, malt, fruit, caramel, some alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobEvers (282) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
fles 33cl kleur: goudgeel, flinke witte schuimkraag, veel koolzuur geur: fris, citrus, perzik smaak: hop, fris fruitig. Verfrissend

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alethol (104) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2013
Pours a light yellow. Large foamy head. Very aromatic. Reminds me of wine. Full body. Superb carbo. Superb.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJoer (682) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2013
Clear golden colour, medium/large foamy head, bittet hoppy citrus, hints of peaches, sharp smell, high carbonation, fruity peaches, medium bitter a bit alcohol hints


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