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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Biére blonde des Flandres refermentée en bouteille. Biére blonde de fermentation haute à base de pur malts et houblons des Flandres. Biére naturelle non pasteurisée, non filtrée, elle se consomme fraiche (8 à 10C). Verser délicatement pour obtenir une mousse de qualité. Stocker debout.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
txitxi40230 (79) - - JUN 23, 2014
Très bonne rince cochon avec un goût léger et fruité, avec un petit arriere goût plus amer, très sympas et original


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
bunget (687) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear golden body, big white head. Aroma of hay, boiled eggs, chloride, wet cardboard. Taste of grains, alcohol, mineral water with metallic aftertaste. Intense carbonation. No thank you!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artemb (148) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 26, 2015
Aroma: harsh grassy hops, wet grains, wet bread. Taste: sweet, with harsh hop bitterness. Flavour: has malts, alcohol, light wet paper notes. Sweet malty and slightly oily aftertaste. Overall this is more strong lager, than strong ale. Clean, malt sweetenes, but to harsh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1319) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 26, 2015
BOTTLE 75 CL. Smells like a full-bodied german hoppy lager - lemony and grassy hops, honeyish sweetness and some sulfur. Tastes like a lager too - malt sweetness, German hops, so sulfur and a light acidity. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2450) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Very large bright white head of medium to large bubbles with great carbonation. Light aroma with lemon, straw, dried flowers and some grains. Color is a medium gold with great clarity. More lemon and earth in the flavor. Light and crisp and easy drinking apart from the substantial carbonation. Rice, straw and a light bitterness late swallow. A decent golden belgian. A little light on body but still hides its alcohol pretty well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1101) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 25, 2015
750ml bottle served in a chalice glass. A: Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color forming a huge creamy and fizzy white head when poured. Good retention and tons of persistent soapy lacings formed and left in the glass. Classic Belgian Strong Ale. Reminds Duvel, for instance. S: Aroma is also classic Belgian Strong Ale. Very bready, sweet and fruity. Notes of apple and pear, honey, sweet pale malts and grassy and bit citrus hops. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of sweet pale malts, apple, pear and sweet bread. Grassy and a bit citrus hops profile. Good bittersweet balance. Nice bitter finish. M: Heavy body. Good carbonation. Bready bittersweet aftertaste. O: Good drinkability. Nice ale. Strong Belgian character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1174) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 29, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl à la crémaillère de Boris, couleur blonde, belle mousse et effervescence moyenne, une bière avec une pointe de mal et de houblon fruit jaune et profonde. Sympa

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (298) - San Marcos, California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
750 ml bottle in a schooner. Nice golden pour with a thick, creamy white head. Aroma is grain, sweet malt, slightly fruity. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light sour, has a soft mineral taste and slight metallic quality. Medium bodied, soft and creamy texture, lively carbonation, sweet/sour finish. The alcohol is apparent but not too much. A decent strong Belgian blonde ale, a little above average.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartalone (41) - Alabama, USA - MAR 14, 2014
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4805) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of caramel and pale malts, light spices and light fruits, and hints of bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the components. Average texture. An alright Belgian ale.


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