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Brouwerij Verstraete
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31040) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2010
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dry phenolic and dry malty. Sweet caramelish. Phenolic and slight fruity flavoured. Dry and mild spiced finish. Lingering fruity yeasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11156) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle at Schraevenacker. Clear bright yellow, thin white head, moderate lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and white pepper. Taste has light citrus, malt and hay. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9467) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2010
from crackedkettle.com - cloudy orange colour with a persistent pale beige foam; yeasty with notes of oranges and spices; solid malt body, sweet and sticky with a moderate bitterness and a long fruity and yeasty - very belgian

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5348) - ITALY - FEB 12, 2010
oro buona schiuma naso lieviti esteri un tocco di ferroso in bocca maltata un tocco fruttato discreta intensità nel finale un discreto amaro erbaceo

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2010
Botella. Hazy deep golden. Fresh yeasty sour spiced fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. Fruity sour brett spiced flavour with a pleasant sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6976) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle. Agressive and high creamy white head. Hazy6 yellow body. Mild fruity lemon aroma. Heavily carbonated lemon coriander flavor with brett notes. Long sour aftertaste.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Abio (1569) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2010
Got me 2 bottles when I was at the other side of our little country. Taste was not rich enough for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10774) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
cloudy yellow, smooth white head flavor is dry, bretty, fruit peel, faint citrussy. mostly fruit peel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6433) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle. Hazy deep golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is light brett, coriander, bubblegum, caramel, hops, pineapple and peach. Lovely. The flavour is light bretty, spices, coriander, caramel and fresh fruit. Very refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11167) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam.
Pours hazy golden with a giant, frothy, white head. Bubbles bursting as it slowly fizzes away. Really lovely aroma. Lots of brett, red and green apples, oranges, barnyard, almonds, crispy pilsner malts, pine and a slight white wine note. High, prickly carbonation, lovely dry mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, oaky, good brett. Barnyard, pine cones, grass and a touch of oranges, ginger, green apple zest. Lovely long dryness in the aftertaste. It might be a travesty to say this, but it really reminds me of Orval!


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