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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2013
33cl bottle from Alsem’s Thick whispey white head. Slightly hazy blond pour. An ok beer.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Sten (617) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2013
Golden coloured beer with a fluffy white head. Citrus-like aroma, flavour is that of citrus soap quite watery. (Bottle 33cl)

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Swaroga (1247) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2013
75cl bottle. Cloudy yellow with aggressive white head that disappears quickly. Nose ; fresh fruit aromas of apricot, banana, citrus, zest, soap. Cheese cake. Sip : lots of carbonation, mouthful and not easy to swallow. Oily texture. Cloyingly sweet with notes of citrus and other fruits. Strong esters. Almost no bitterness. Far from what I call a nice beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TizzleJizzle (597) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
33cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Poured a light yellow with a thin white top. Taste of banana, watermelon, citrus, yeast; very tropical. Fizzy on the palate, superb carbonation. I’m going against the grain here because I loved this beer!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
swoopjones (5595) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2013
bottle at Gollem in Antwerp, Blonde pour, fluffy white head. Real chemical flavor over light fruitiness. Was Bad, perhaps infected bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
donearlenspry (7) - - FEB 27, 2013 does not count
330ml bottle Nice light golden color & white head. Yeast in the nose & fruity en herbal taste. Some dry bitter hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2013
Bottled (thanks Papsoe!). Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, yeast, mild tart wood, some alcohol as well as some mild herbal notes. Flavour is fruits, yeast, caramel, alcohol and some mild resiny notes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (2045) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2013
Clear pale yellow with big staying white foam head. Aroma is quite malty, nothing sweet. Taste is quite sparkling, bit sweet, bubblegum, quite strange actually. Aftertaste is dry, bit bitter. (Velp 201302)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
(33cl bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, spruce, melon, and lychee. Flavor of yeast, melon, herbs, citrus peel, and minerals.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle: Medium to bigger sized, vast, thick and slowly changing white head on top of a hazy bright yellow colored beer. The aroma’s or smell of this beer is pretty bad/strange: sweaty grains, light yeasty, baby poo, corn, sweat, wheat, hemp and a hint of paper. Taste wheat, corn, hint of hops, hint of spices, grains, bitter, hint of citrus and peach, hint of paper, hint of soap and herbs. Aftertaste is bitter with spices, herbs and grass and light dry. Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a creamy texture Decent beer, nothing spectacular but not bad either.


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