Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5772) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
(750ml bottle) clearish gold, lasting soapy offwhite bubbles. Nose of sawdust, grapes, white wine, oak. Taste of white wine grapes, but esters and papery, not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2013
On tap. Clear yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma is floral, honey, sweet. A bit of Belgian character, but not much. Flair is honey, sweet, slightly spicy. A little cloying. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (4381) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2013
Draft @ Thirsty Moose, Portsmouth, NH. Snifter shows a completely clear piss yellow color. Strong head retention lining the sides on the way down. The nose is only one thing: fruity Belgian yeast. Flavors are really light and weak; Pilsner or pale malts, honey and light yeast. The alcohol is nicely hidden; yet this brew lacks any kind of real character or depth. Thin body, kind of watery on the palate. Simple brew that could be refreshing on a summer day. Don’t expect a highly complex Belgian with this brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Migmar (252) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
Common Belgian combination of sweetness and bitterness - caramel and spices. Yet quite dull and heavy, leaves a musky aftertaste. I like the thirsty pig in the label - très sympa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - APR 3, 2013
33cl bottle poured into a tulip glass. Clear deep hay color with a nice fluffy white head. Grainy nose, with light fruitiness, spicy hops, some coriander and faint sulfur. Bready flavors, light malt, spice, medium bitterness, apricot and citrus notes. Pretty clean and balanced, dry enough, alcohol is nicely hidden and the beer is actually quite decent for its style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
bottled, clear slightly hazy golden yellow with billowy white foam, yeasty bubblegum aroma with decent sweet candied sugar, bready fruits and yeast flavor, short finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3665) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Poured on draft. Semi hazy gold with a white head of foam. Aroma is earthy and estery. Taste is lightly sweet with a touch of spice. Not bad. Medium body and lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12886) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Golden colored pour with a white head. Nose is sweet and sugary. Some pear, apple, and banana fruit notes, perhaps some golden raisin. There’s a decent spice note, some yeast, and straw. Highly sweet flavor of sugar, pear, and apple. Mild banana and raisin. Light clove, pepper, and a touch of alcohol on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shmupi (10) - ISRAEL - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle , bought in Belgium last year. Nice head but didn’t hold . Way to sweet , nothing special about this one. Another under average Belgian. Won’t try it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Pours a golden-blonde with a quick white head and some lingering foamy lacing. Nose is the usual belgian fruitiness with light hops, a touch of spice, and a little skunk. Flavor is a bit underwhelming; the usual blonde belgian strong notes of oranges and sugar, but a lot of stale hops and even a little unpleasant booze, despite not being all that high ABV. Finish is very fast. Drinkable but boring.

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