Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Contracted beer for a French distributor. Now brewed at Haacht. Previously brewed at Roman, Huyghe and SBA (Annoeullin).

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mr_mojo7 (1) - - APR 1, 2014 does not count
Une bière de mauvaise qualité alcoolisé à un degré supérieur pour répondre à une mode de marché par une Brasserie qui perd peu à peu son savoir faire et son intégrité. Le marketing fait bien son travail mais ne suffit pas à convaincre tellement c’est médiocre. Réel amateur fuyez cette chose ne perdez pas votre temps il est précieux.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1931) - CROATIA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from small supermarket in Paris. Pours yellow with small white head. Sweetish malty flavor. Fruits and alcohol can be tasted as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (8680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours pale golden yellow, nice and well-maintained head. Aromas of straw, yeast esters and cereal. Tripel-ly. Taste is slightly sweet. Finishes clean enough though. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
traak (73) - FRANCE - MAR 11, 2014
Une bière de qualité idéal pour les repas (bien pétillante et désaltérante) par contre pour une dégustation plus poussée c’est pas la meilleure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rotaldinho (140) - Paris, FRANCE - MAR 8, 2014
Do not be fooled by the appearance of this beer and its pig as shield. The taste is really good and this beer is perfect to accompany pan-fries and a hearty meal and good fats.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3556) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2014
@ Amerasia / Covington KY --- Cloudy light amber, head settles to a good cover, no lace. Taste is slightly sour caramel malt. Citrus and fizz jazz things up in the palate, moving on to a smooth easy going malt finish. Taste doesn’t match the 8.5% abv, but it is smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
txitxi40230 (79) - - FEB 9, 2014
Bière sympathique, faible goût, qui s estompe rapidement, M mais cette bière est quand même pas trop mal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lux_edwards (259) - - JAN 25, 2014
33 cl. Bottle. Appearance: light amber, white head. Aroma: fresh pasta, straw. Palate: smooth. Taste: a little sweet, but for alcohol content, well balanced. Overall: smooth and very drinkable. Nothing very distinguishable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4691) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow-hued body with a short-lived, very thin, white head.

Smell: Unimpressive, not too particularly appealing aroma of sugar laced apple, grape juice.

Taste: Candied sweetness, though little flavor of malts present. White grape, apple fruitiness. Minor spiciness. Transient alcohol quality. Low gum hint. Fairly sweet on the finish with a final touch of fruit.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Just a notch above medium carbonation.

Overall: A bit too basic, a bit too sweet. PIG. OUT.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (9680) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
330 ml bottle. BB 05/11/14. From saveur-biere.com.
The advent calendar gave this one today. Lively golden colour with a small white head. Sweet bread, malt, mild toffee and hints of bitterness in the aroma. The flavour is mild yeast, mild sweetness, malt and some alcohol. Drinkable but not that interesting. 8.5% rather well hidden.

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