Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Previously at 7.7%, now 7.2%

We made gold-fair, clear degustatiebier of 7,7į. it is of barley malt, leaven, water and of course Poperingse hops composed. What concerns the taste, is the first what the presence of a large hop bitterness is notable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2009
Bottle. A run of the mill Belgian. The Darren Fletcher of Belgian Aleís. Unfortunately, unlike Darren itís not shown vast improvement. Clear gold with a fluffy white head. Sweaty socks and herby aroma. Little cardboard and metallic fruity flavour. Yeasty and malty finish. Boo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (3683) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2009
gold blond coloured body with a white head a yeasty malty aroma a yeasty malty fruity taste with a yeasty bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2009
Clear goldblond coloured beer with small white head. Spicy hoppy aroma mixed with some yeasts. Full palate and bit sparkling. Finish is spicy ending bit dry. Good one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle at The Palace Hotel, Poperinge. Blond, thick rocky off white head. Itís an ok slightly wheaty blond beer. Slightly cereally aroma, some citrus hop on finish. Minimal yeast character. Itís a pretty standard Belgian blond, with more wheat beer character and less estery yeast/spice. OK, if a little unexciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerohen (2181) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2009
I-need-to-get-rid-of-those-mediocre-beers tasting session. Golden coloured, rapidly dying head. Malty nose, cardboard. Bland, somewhat bitter flavour, more bitter towards the end. Dry finish. Mediocre at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2009
(Bottled, 7.2% ABV) Sllightly hazy golden with a medium, bubbly and lacy head. Mild aroma of pale malt, some fruitiness, and light acidity. Hops come out in the dryish, fruity and mildly grassy-herby-bitter flavor - especially in the dry, slightly acidic finish. Not as plentiful and delicious as in the Hommelbier, though. Medium-bodied, slightly slicky palate with lowish carbonation. Easily drinkable and somewhat hoppy, but thatís about it. Anyway, if this manages to lure more women into less sweet and girly beers, itís a good thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Brewed for the 2005 hops festival in Poperinge, they had so much left over that they bottled it. It’s very much like a less hoppy version of the Poperinge Hommelbier. Nice enough, easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2008
33cl, from the brewery, complex brew, balanced, clear, good head, nice brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
Bottle 33cl @ home.
Clear medium to dark yellow color with a large, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, perfume, moderate yeasty, soap. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, and some "vanila pouder" notes in the finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (020608)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kopestes (164) - Braine líAlleud, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
0.33l bottle in Koksijde. Deep golden color with a white lasting creamy head. Nice lacing down the glass. Hoppy and yeasty aroma. Taste is sweet and bitter but bitterness is a mixture of hops and spices. On the warm day was not bad at all.

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