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Brouwerij Verstraete
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (579) - BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2013
Admirable bière qui développe encore l’immense potentiel du Westhoek... Cette région de Belgique nous offre une profusion de belles bières. Celle-ci est une surprise de taille, parce que très confidentielle. Couleur or brillant. Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes partout comme un feu de paille. Mousse blanche très épaisse et crémeuse. Superbe. Arômes de houblon très fin, pain blanc grillé, croissant, pamplemousse blanc. 1ère bouche douce de citron vert, coriandre, épices fines, fleurs de houblon. Le malt blanc vient après en arrière, superbe. 2ème bouche de grande finesse, et une pointe de cette épice de la Vieille Salm. 3ème bouche avec un développement sur les céréales/houblon/épices. Rétro-nez frais de fruits blancs, superbe. Longueur où l’orchestre se met en place. Levure douce, fleurie, fraîche avec une amertume de classe. Alcool très bien dosé, parfait. Finale où la symphonie se dévoloppe. Bière admirable sur une recette de Diksmuide, le fruit de Dieu et de la puissance, dit le commentaire du brasseur... Un vrai délice ce parrouquet (papagaei) dans un verre calice.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SimonMerlevede (11) - - JAN 9, 2014
I love this beer! blonde fruity beer, pretty dangerous but oh so delicious!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (1655) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours hazy blond with decent white head. Beautifully sweet aroma with hints of vanilla. Taste is just incredible. Beautifully smooth with a soothing sweetness & good tripel notes. Very nicely blended with very minimal bitterness or spice. I could happily polish off a 75cl bottle of this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CharlyBeer (78) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2014
One of my best beers! Sweet, not so hoppy and strong, good taste. Good for degustation or desserts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een heel lekker biertje met een uitgesproken, maar heel lekkere smaak. Aanrader

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4429) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2013
Bottle: Medium to bigger sized lively and with regular speed changing white head on top of a hazy yellow colored beer. Aromas of fruit, yeast, some grains, light hop notes, some malts. Flavours of spices, yeast, hops, bitters, light creamy, fruity. Well balanced. Low carbo, almost silky light oily ish mouthfeel, good medium body and a creamy texture. I was enjoying this beer, thus nothing more than a short rating from Countbeer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1057) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2013
330 ml bottle at home. Pours deep yeellow with a thick head.. Deep malty aroma and yeast. Full body with sweet palatecountered with decent hopiness. Overall great beer and dangerously drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonBeer (102) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
(Drinking date: 19 August 2014) Aromas of banana, malt and a bit of alcohol. Looks good. Hazy, golden beer. Really delicious fresh, fruity taste, with the softness of banana. Medium carbonation, which is exactly good. Good balance between watery and silky body. Delicious beer! Total score: 4.0

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11184) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4674) - 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


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