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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 172   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (2046) - Bussum, - DEC 31, 2012
Bottled in some pub in Amsterdam. Hazy golden colored, white head. Spicy nose, some yeast, bit fruity. Dry flavor, some fruit, pale malts, alcohol apparent. Not bad, but very much non-spectacular.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
xXbaptisteXx (91) - - 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 (171) - 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 (57) - - 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 (1251) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kino1493 (12) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 5, 2015
Cerveza que para mi gusto es un poco floja, me pareció que estaba demasiado carbonatada notandose mucho la presencia de alcohol, pero a rasgos generales es una cerveza pasable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonlbv (8) - - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Douce, légèrement amère. Fruitée. Agréable . Légère un peu trop sucrée peut-être... belle couleur

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1090) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Light straw pour with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freretoc (931) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 15, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie, couleur blonde, mousse assez présente et effervescence moyenne, petit nez sur les malts et le sucre candy, même attaque en début de bouche puis continuité sur la poire mais bien équilibrée.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1132) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 8, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Wine of Galilee as Ommegang Keizer Karel Charles Quint Biere Blonde), BB 08.02.16. Pours hazy yellow with white head. The head stays. Aroma is sour, fruits, yeast, grains. Flavor is sweet and tart, fruits, citrus, grains, yeast. Finish is sweet and dry bitter. Alcohol is not too obvious. Overall: ok-ish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonkiedeaap (350) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is light yellow with a nice white head and a lot of bubbles. A slight spicy and floral fragrance comes towards you. In addition, it has a fruity tone with the sweetness of cherry and caramel after some time. also discover a slight hint of coconut in the background. You can expect a distinctive flavor. Strong bitters using the mouth as a playground, where the carbon dioxide throws some extra oil on the fire. Furthermore, you can taste the fruitiness of green apple and a little citrus.The aftertaste is particularly dry. A slight bitterness is still just above, before it fades.


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