Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Contracted beer for a French distributor. Now brewed at Haacht. Previously brewed at Roman, Huyghe and SBA (Annoeullin).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1716) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle. This pours a golden color with a big fluffy white head. Lots of lacing left on the glass. The aroma has grass and straw notes, with some herbs, and fruity esters in there too. The Belgian yeast component does eventually show in the scent. A bit sweet going down; candy notes, Belgian yeast, and fruity esters. The alcohol is nicely hidden; there’s just a slight sting to this. Straw and hay are both welcomed additions to the flavor to keep the sweetnes in check and help make this pretty easy drinking. Nothing too special here but overall a solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (10035) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Sample courtesy of Mitch, thank you sir! Pale yellow color. Aroma of straw. Taste is thin and lager like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2012

Bottle 330ml. @ PBF2012.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, moderate yeasty, spicy, fruity, coriander. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a long duration, yeasty, spicy, fruity, coriander. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120728]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Nose has some light apple, a bit of spices. This is more pronounced on the palate, which is white wine like in its crisp dryness and only minor sweet pear and apple notes accentuated by pepper. Overall, a lighter drinking beer than the style or ABV would imply; I kind of think my score undersells the beer a bit, but its just not robust enough to merit higher marks.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Translucent gold with a sudsy white head. Medium-full body with medium-high carbonation.

Aroma: pale malt, bright but mild sourness, toffee sweetness, pears, musty basement.

Taste: sweet pale malt, bright tart peary yeast esters, stoney minerality, spicey yeast notes and phenols, slightly oxidized bittering hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpmaster (1124) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
500 ml can purchased at Carrefours Carcassonne France for 2 Euro. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
750ml bottle from Treasure Island Foods, Chicago. Ther cork hit my ceiling as soon as I twisted off the wires. Pours a hazy golden color with a moderate white head an not much lacing. Smells of yeast, orange, banana, and cloves. Flavor is pretty much the same. Mouthfeel is almost creamy with little carbonation. Body is medium. An enjoyable beer I’m glad to have tried, but perhaps not worth the price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2012
Bottled at PBF. Clear golden, mid sized head. Grainy nose with some orange peels. Medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Some orange juice, slight grainy bitterness. White wine and white pepper in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some bready notes as well as some herbal notes. Flavour is fruity, sweet malts, toffee and some mild herbal notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
noelM (157) - Málaga, Andalusia, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2012
Sinceramente, no recuerdo mucho de esta cerveza salvo su color claro y su buen sabor.

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