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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 145   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of fruitiness, sugar, some spicy and floral notes. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some alcohol, floral and malty notes. Medium body, lively carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (13127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
Bottle. It pours a diminishing white head of moderate size over a clear, golden body. Rather boring aroma, fruity and sugary, with some cellar hints. Dry and quite thin on the palate, with some alcohol warmth, soft carbonation. The flavor is sugary and fruity, a faint spiced hint chimes in, and there’s also some alcohol. Bitter towards the end. A rather disappointing one. 130430

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (7210) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, sugar, yeast and alcohol. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (2875) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
Bottle 0,33ltr: Golden hazy brew with big foamy head. Starts with grassy smell but the taste is pretty sweetbitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 15, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is yellow. Aroma and taste are grass, straw, hops, malt and fruits. Bitter grassy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Adrofive (3) - BELGIUM - APR 15, 2013 does not count
Bonne bière rafraîchissante mais manquant un peu de caractère et de longueur en bouche.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle @ home. Aroma has loads of straw and hay, some sweet malty notes and a touch of metal. Flavour is very highly carbonated, creamy texture, some malty notes but overall quite dry. Decent brew but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2730) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2013
Another rate from memories . Kinda like a duvel ripoff ( realy , the brewerie themselves told me this is their try to be duvel ) You cannot compete with duvel , duvel is the only beer to be at any belgian bar ( seriously , ive never seen an exeption)and to try to change that , is prettty damn stupid of haacht . Especialie cause this tastes way less good Z. Extremely overcarbonated does not equal duvel !

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jmgreenuk (4022) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2013
Courtesy of Deanso. Poured a cloudy light straw with a big frothy head. The aroma is yeasty but a little weak. The flavour is hugely floral and medicinal but not a flower or medicine that I like. I won’t be ordering another!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of grain, light malt, light caramel, light fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.


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