Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3237) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Light golden, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty – wheaty and sweetish aroma, some caramel, fruitiness and light spiciness (coriander), light yeast. Body is medium, malty – wheaty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and fruitiness and light spiciness. Finish is average, malty – some wheat and sweetish, some caramel and some fruitiness, faint spiciness and light alcohol. Quite one-dimensional caramel sweetish strong ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6470) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
750ml bottle i meant to share at the rbwg grand tasting but forgot it in my hotel room on the bed.. . . deep yellow .. decent foam .. . Lots of dust mainly- honey, yeast, mild metal, corn, and sandusky slims too .. . light mouth but very effervescent! .. . a bit empty and lackluster and not even that easy to drink but an alright belgian i suppose .. . . First of all, I think y’better watch your tone son. I’m Leonard Washington. I don’t get butt naked for nobody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierP (10) - FRANCE - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Belle robe dorée, goût fortement sucré et un peu fruité. Agréable à la pression quand on a la chance de la trouver. Moins sympa en bouteille.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rok1024 (1189) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - MAR 4, 2013
Average aroma, appearance, taste and palate. Decent, memorable. Rated from the can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1297) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle from the Lincoln Wine Bar. Light orange, big forthy head and nice lacing. It’s moderatelyl yeasty, a bit of spice and fruit. Soft body, a little thin, but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Peach, white grape, funky malt and carbonation, very heavy carbonation, bordering on the mouthfeel of a champagne. Tastes like a big glass of bubbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (760) - USA - FEB 16, 2013
Gold, clear, thin head. Aroma of pilsner malt, light spice, some light fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CharlieNoodles (80) - Toulouse, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2013
Very light Belgian funkiness over aroma of sweet bread. Brilliantly clear straw yellow beer with foamy tall white head and great lacing. Initial impression is sweetness. But very tolerable due to generous carbonation. Very slight bitter finish. Almost some lemon citrus character. Medium body. Nice mouthfeel. Not very complex but quite refreshing and well balanced.

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