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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GBZ59 (1094) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 19, 2014
Botella de 330ml. Copa Cáliz. Color dorado pálido y transparente. Espuma blanca, corona tupida que se disipa lentamente. Leves aromas azucarados y de vainilla redondeados por notas de manzana y pera. Entrada vivaz, dulzona con un leve toque cítrico. Cuerpo medio/pleno y carbonatación moderadamente alta. Textura densa y sedosa. Sabores de manzana, pera, picante y especiados con notas de piel de fruto seco y bajo amargor. Se percibe un ascendente “calorcillo” pero el alto ABV queda bien integrado. Final seco que precede a notas afrutadas y trazos de madera en el retrogusto. 330ml bottle. Chalice glass. Pale golden color, crystal clear appearance. White froth, close & slowly dissipated crown. Slight sugary & vanilla aromas rounded by apple & pear notes. Crispy, sweetish & slight citric upfront. Medium to full body. Moderately high carbonation. Dense & silky texture. Apple & pear, spicy & spiced flavors, dried nut peel notes & low bitterness. Arising heat but well integrated ABV. Dry finish followed by fruity notes & hints of wood on the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1120) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
A pale golden yellow coloured beer with a frothy white head. A spicy aroma, clove and peppery, yeasty and a sweet fruitiness. Medium mouthfeel. A smooth and slightly sweet flavour, clove spice and ripened fruit, all of which is balanced by a tart yeastiness, which lasts into the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (1881) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
330ml bottle from Hipercor, Oviedo. @home 04-07-2014.
BBD: 06/09/15.
In short: a citrusy belgian ale.
Pours hazy hay colour, with frothy white head, soapy one. Moderate head retention, good lacing. Citrusy, bready, yeasty aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is some sweet, fruity, citrusy, some clove, yeasty profiled, Average belgian.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Proeferius (97) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
33cl bottle@home. pours clear golden with medium head. Easy drinkable with 8% alc well masked. Nice beer but not very special.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TtV (34) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Hazy yellow with a huge white top. Aroma is somewhat sweet but not too inviting. Taste is a little spicey and you feel a lot of Co2 in the mouth. Easy drinker.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (205) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2014
Nose is very flat, not very inviting. Taste is very neutral with mais? I don't like it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1356) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours pale gold with huge snow white head, lively with lemon sherbert aroma. Pleasant blond with soft spice, light sugar and some floral elements with a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (896) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Aroma: caramel, light sours, cereal malts. Appearance: dark gold, medium white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters make room for light sweets, caramel, molasses. Overall: decent Belgian Strong Ale, nice taste and palate. Bottle at Charlie Rockets, Bruges.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosskie (358) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2014
Hay colour, transparent with nice central column carbonation. Generous bubbly head. Nice wholesome smell, a combination of citric sharpness and lots of grain. Some white pepper and coriander, subtle alcohol. Taste is watery siur with a dry, lightly citric finish. Subtle leather and fruits.


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