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Brouwerij Verstraete
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2012
(Bottle, Café Rose Red, Brugge, 17 July 2012) Hazy golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, slightly hoppy nose with notes of dried fruit, citrus, lemon peel and hay. Fruity, malty taste with citrus, apricots, hay and grassy hops. More than medium body, slightly sweetish with a gentle bitterness. Nice one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10007) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle. 6% (according to label!) Golden color. Citrus and tropical fruit in the aroma. Citrus and mango in the sweet, rather alcoholic flavor. Grassy notes. Slightly perfumed.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harbert (98) - leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2012
hazy pale yellow. develops a lovely hoparoma with floral tones that leads to citrus and banana.nice dry finish with hint of sweetness and a spark of sourness to make it lively. spicey aftertaste with hints of vanilla and grass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4484) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2012 26/VI/2012 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: X/14 (2012-659) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the beer!

Note: had this beer many times before, and always assumed I had already rated it. Silly me! :p Little cloudy blond beer, huge white creamy head, stable, pretty adhesive. Aroma: pretty floral, herbal, bit grassy, yeast touch. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: ripe summer fruits, bit sweet, candi sugar, bitter hops, citrus. Aftertaste: grassy hops, herbal, bit spicy, some oranges, sugary.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2712) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2012
hazy gold blond coloured body with a white head a spicy yeasty hoppy aroma a spicy yeasty herby hoppy bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2515) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Tasted Blind at a tasting party in Gent

A - Half finger white head. SRM of 4. Light gold

S - wheat and grass. Corn and figs. Very light dry smell.

T - Once again. Too sweet. Very dry champagne taste. Wheat and pears. Apples? Getting slight hint of egg white

M - 100% carbonation. Medium body. Lingering saison and wheat

O - 90/100. Tastes like a borderline cheap beer but it’s tasty and drinkable. Pretty okay smell and decent taste.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slokop (107) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2012
Een goudgeel bier met mooi schuim, wat hogere alcoholen, banaansmaak en een smaakvol bitter lichtelijk op de achtergrond. Mooi bier uit West-Vlaanderen, aan de brouwerij Deca gekocht door vriend Hugo, en samen genoten in de zon. Kopte lekker binnen.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3596) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
Brown 33cl bottle, best before June 2012, poured into an ’Augustijn’ badged chalice in June 2011. The second beer of an ’odd-ball beer tasting evening’. The beer is a dull golden colour, slight haze showing. Thin white covering for a head. Very little in the way of smells, semi-sweet summer garden hints, but no real aroma to talk about. This is a sweet fruity beer, with a yeasty front that struggles to hide the 8.0%ABV alcohol content this beer packs. The overall feeling is fine, in fact very pleasant, the alcohol sits well within the strength and depth of the brew. I’m a fan of the sweeter beers and this is my sort of brew: the beer is well balanced, a little too sweet for some maybe, but in my opinion this is good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3808) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - APR 4, 2012
Bottle 33cl, a clear yellow beer with good head and retention. Nose is lemony and astringent like. Aroma is sweet with flower notes and lemon touch, alcohol is well hidden, metallic and violette notes, very interesting. But too much yeast aroma, yes lot of phénol there, nice sweet fruity finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
330ml, room temperature at The Penguin. Coarsely alcoholic, cherry-accented aroma. Pours golden, sieved with mist beneath a patchy white head thinning to nowt. Overly fizzy, slightly meaty, marzipan taste not endearing itself beside the relative perfection of St Feuillien Grand Cru. Some light buttered pine trying to break out; toasted wheat, disjointed, synthetic kriek cherriness (booze). No thankyou.


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