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Brouwerij Verstraete
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13228) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle at home. Cloudy golden/amber - white head. Yeasty, bubblegum, herbal, phenols, fruity, sweetness, light candy, light alcoholic. Plain.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2010
(Bottled) Opaque amber with a small, lacy head. Very flowery-perfumy-fruity nose with lemon and some spices. Flavor is fruity and flowery-aromatic with some wheaty-lemony sourness and pale, grainy malt. Medium+ body, medium carbonation, refreshing palate. A really nice surprise with no previous expectations at all. 5446

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2010
33cl bottle. Blonde color with a white head. Gentle aroma of grassy hops. Taste has sweet orange, fresh grass and flowery hops. Good hoppy aftertaste that tends to become a little bit soapy but surely not negative in flavor. Overall a good hopped beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2010
7th March 2010. Hazy amber beer. Decent foamy white head. Soft palate. Light creamy malt. A little sweet orange and some floral sweetness. Finishes soft and dry. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tim Webb (226) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
I may be rating this unfairly high as I am unsure whether the ’mixed fermentation’ is deliberate or not. Strikes the wrong chord by claiming to be made by Verstraete "Brewery" when the work is actually done at Deca brewery. Light-blond, stronger ale with earthy backtastes similar to those found in those lambic-ale mixes that have started to pepper the Belgian scene. Either that or a strongish blond with a benign infection.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
goozen (2875) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy blond brew with an peppery/lemony taste so this one have some thirstquenching abbilities.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2010
330ml bottle. At firs very big withe head. Very bubbly. Hazy golden body. Aroma is very yeasty and floral. Also pepper and spicy. Citrus. Flavor has dough, pepper, citrus, yeast and some metall.. The one is to bubbley and peppery.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
eManu (441) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2010
Pours a hazy blonde to light orange color with nice white head. Aroma of malts and hops, yeast, herbs, and spices. Flavors of malts, hops, grains, yeast, light grapefruits and orange, and spices. Good carbonation, light sweetness and bitterness. Refreshing and nice flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2010
Bottle at Monks, Brussels. Hazy whitish straw color, small white head. Lots of black currant on the nose, also citrus, fruit candy and a slight funkiness. Light sweetness that quickly goes away to leave a tart dryness. A bit candylike with all the black currant, but still refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a murky light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is strong wheat and bananas. The flavor is wheat, corn, oranges, bananas and pepper. The hops add quite a bit of spiciness to the overall flavor but don’t add much bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.


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