Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChrisSc (457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
75cl bottle into tulip. Lille. Appearance: cloudy orange/golden with weak head. Aroma: wheat, yeast, sour Taste: dry, with a sour finish. Palate: dry upfront, like brut champagne thin texture. Overall: interesting beer. More sour than I prefer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (360) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2013
Appearance with golden color and high and persistent head of foam. Hoppy aroma (floral). On the palate: strong, complex, hoppy and bitter with strong alcohol and well inserted (8.5%) Very similar to Duvel. I recommend!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Tap at Shorty’s. Sweet and fruity aroma with some grain. Taste is syrupy sweet with an odd fruitiness and some noticeable alcohol in the finish. Drinkable but not a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Found this 50cl can in a supermarket in Ste Maxime on the South of France: cracked it at my mates holiday villa on 17 Sep 2013. Poured into two tumblers: golden, bright and light, small white head, very lager/pilsner like in appearance. The nose was both yeasty and hoppy, the taste more grainy in nature. Semi-dry feel to the brew and the alcohol wasn’t too pronounced. I thought it would be sweeter, but compared to the Amsterdam Navigation and Kronenbourg 7.2 Blonde it wasn’t sweet at all (Ant and I were having a heavy can tasting session).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 21, 2013
Not so exiting as I have thought but quite nice and great to drink as any Belgian beer is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
A blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light coriander, orange, and grass. In mouth, a nice Belgian ale with sweet fruity malt, peaches, curacao, very classic. On tap at Downtown Brew fest LV 2013.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (2021) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2015 Assez bonne biere blanche. On la sent forte en alcool. Moyenne amertume en fond de bouche

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (2761) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 10, 2013
330ml bottle. Yeasty, some alcoholic and sweet aromas. Pours very clear light gold, with average white head, persistent, no lacing. light to medium body, high carbonation. Taste is yeasty, some honey, alcohol not so well integrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slubgob (250) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Tap. Pale yellow, thin white head. Grain in the nose, almost like wet leaves on an autumn day but not as musty. Mostly high alcohol sweetness in the mouth which carries through in the finish, with some underlying wheat hints. Barest hint of hops upfront. Typical for me and during beers the high alcohol sweetness means I don’t really like it much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (4980) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2013
33cl bottle, bb10/2013. Clear golden , thick lacing white head. Sweet apricots in aroma at first, toffee notes, vanilla on top. Flavor has toffee, sweet fruityness, yeast and the same vanilla-like notes lingering in the quite sweet long finish. Alcohol is nicely hidden, making it almost too sweet. Quite pleasant.

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