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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


JoeinDahlem's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1366) - 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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (1077) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Hazy medium golden color, lot of small bubbles, small frothy white head, diminishes slowly, light lacing; light fruity aroma, wheat, sweet orange, yeast, grass; taste medium sweet and bitter, fruity, yeasty; medium body, oily texture, prickly mouthfeel, lively carbonation, aftertaste light bittersweet, astringent, woody, herbal and spicy notes, alcohol; lacks refinement and balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1675) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
Troebele citroengele kleur met veel schuim. Ruikt zoetig, kruiden, mout, citrus. Smaakt frisser, kruiden, citrus, moutig, stro.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (3762) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
On bottle at Central Brussels cafe. Deep golden color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; malty, fruity and light caramel. Medium body & complexity . Some sweetness - balances ok. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luklaer (144) - BELGIUM - APR 4, 2015
Not so good as the Blonde Dorée version, that was much better! This one has a taste that is not so nice.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (10240) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2015
330ml bottle (Wines of Gallilee)
Ricey boozy aroma, not much else. Tastes of bugger all. More adjunct than beer. Booze not so well hidden. Good fuel for a lamp. Tasted better with the yeast added, but the above was written with the yeast added.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (3592) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2015
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Pale yellow color. Small size, white head, stays. Malty, cereals, fart in aroma. Not quite good aroma. Malty, sweet, fruity, coriander, spicy, bit metallic, alcohol in taste. Fruity alcohol in aftertaste. Crisp mouthfeel. Yeast improves that brew, but can’t really save it.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
xXbaptisteXx (113) - - FEB 25, 2015
Une belle couleur blonde paille elle mousse beaucoup et elle est assez tenace On est à laisser sentir une légère odeur double va sentir aussi une odeur légèrement aigre En bouche va être très très douce Je ne la trouve pas si exceptionnel que ça...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rdb84 (243) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Translucent Pilsner pour, champaign like. Aroma is sweet and slightly murky, resembles Leffe blond a bit. Notes of fresh grass, citrus. Taste is slightly sour with sweet notes, again like Leffe but more watered down. Bitter and dry aftertaste which is a little too dry maybe. Nothing too special, but not that bad either. Could easily drink a couple.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nicocanta (66) - - FEB 13, 2015
Une blonde douce. Très douce pour ses sept degrés au compteur. Amertume très légère. Pas mauvais, rafraîchissant, mais manque de saveurs vu la catégorie dans laquelle on est censé évoluer.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thirstyrabbit (1360) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Pale golden body, medium head. Sweet and yeasty aroma - the yeasty part is mushroomy and peculiar but in a good way. Very fizzy carbonation. Taste is generic and bland with metallic hops, too bad it’s yet another boring blond ale. The aroma was promising something more.


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