Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1438) - Berlin, Berlin, - SEP 10, 2012
Sparkling and clear pale blonde strong ale with more than a hint of orange peel in the nose. Has a moderate, confident bitterness and matching sweetness, very lively, end off-dry. Bittersweet aftertaste. Impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boxereddy (417) - BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2016
Helder strogeel bier met mooie witte schuimkraag. Aroma: citrusvruchten, fleurig. Smaak: kruidig, hoppig, complexe bitterheid. Gemiddeld mondgevoel met mooi koolzuur en bitterige afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (2470) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2016
33 cl bottle. Slightly hazy golden blonde color. Frothy white head with good retention. Aroma’s: sour fruit/citrus, grain. Retronasal there’ sweet & sour fruit, malt/grain, light herbs. Flavor is moderate sweet, light grain. Medium bodied. Quite high carbonation. Finish is slightly bitter. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
erickok (5024) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2016
Extremely pale body, large bubbly head. Soft lemony, faint grassy, light sweet (American style) bread. Soft bitter yet some sharp tasting notes too. Much less nice and refined as expected. In fact almost watery. Huge disappointment. (33cl bottle from Dekoninck)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimonBlok (181) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
33 cl bottle at home. Appearance: slightly hazy yellow gold with big, white, frothy head. Aroma: citrus, cereal, alcohol and caramel. Taste: medium sweetness with medium bitterness. Notes of citrus and sweet malts. Palate: medium body, sticky texture and lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goofy34 (64) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - APR 12, 2016
Nez citron et levure, couleur jaune paille, goût citron légère amertume en fin, alcool bien masqué, j’aime

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (2377) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 4, 2016
Chez Martin a Moregem. Couleur jaune, forte mousse. Nez fruité, notes levures. Gout fruité, un peu paille et maïs, note de levures et alcool. Bon corps. Fin sucrée avec légère amertume.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fkoolen (825) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle at Charlemagne, Maastricht. Cloudy light golden colour, white foamy head. Grainy malts, lightly bitter, some distant yeasty fruitiness. Light body, high carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eduardeller (69) - Xixon, SPAIN - MAR 4, 2016
Color amarillo palido, espuma blanca, abundante, con buena retencion, jabonosa. Aroma floral, especiado ,pimienta,cilantro. Sabor dulce, maltoso, especiado, con ligeras notas alcoholicas; cuerpo medio, carbonatacion medio-alta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2016
(Bottle, Delirium Café, Brussels, 16 Oct 2015) Pale yellow colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with grainy malt, hay, citrus and white bread. Malty, fruity taste with notes of bread, citrus, dried pineapple and a balanced grassy bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and well balanced. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ardeo (94) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2015
Bière blonde de chez Ommegang dénommée Charles Quint / Keizer Karel et produisant une belle mousse. La bouche est agréable, pas agressive et pour cette raison, elle plait à mon épouse ! J’aime bien aussi mais n’en boirai pas tous les jours. D’ailleurs, il y a tellement de bières belges (puis les autres ensuite) à goûter que je risque de passer à côté de trésors dorés.

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