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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 200   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).


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2013
33cl, brewed at Br. Haacht, from Saveur Bière Lille, complex brew, malty/spicy and slightly sweet, balanced, clear, good head, nice brew

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2013
The pour is a clear straw-gold color and a moderate, white, fluffy head which is mostly diminishing and leaves minimal lace. The nose is pretty bland, light candi sugar, herbal, toasty, and cookie notes. The flavor is pretty much the same with addition of phenolic spice. The palate is the only high point; lively, creamy, round, and more than moderate. The finish is very spicy with the phenols finally balancing the candi sweetness. The simplicity was by far my least favorite part if the beer but just not really much to like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1752) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is yeast, citrus, earthy and floral. Taste is sweet with some light citrus bitters. Medium bodied with a light and airy texture. Very refreshing and better then I thought it would be.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ExpendableHero (766) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Pale gold, almost clear beer with a fluffy, white head. Aromas of apples and some spices. Tastes of candy sugar, rice/wheat, some banana, and lots of apple flavors. A bit too citric and sweet, kind of like an apple cider. Sweet, boozy finish. Effervescent with lively carbonation. Refreshing brew. While it is not a bad beer it does not represent the style too well. Average.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deu (723) - Nantes, FRANCE - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle 330 ml. Pours a weak yellow with a nose of honeyed grass and light bread. Flavor is light bread, Pilsner, honey, and a touch of grass. Average mouthfeel. Overall Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Rince Cochon Cuvee Speciale Sur Lie, bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Hazy light orange body with effervescent carbonation, thick off-white head. Herbal nose with bread dough, fennel, grass, and phenols, including rubber cement. Sweet, doughy body with lots of white grape and pear juice; estery. Sweet/phenolic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomciccateri (1021) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2013
On draught at Nob Hill Bar & Grille. Poured in ornate logo’ed goblet. Slight but lasting white head and lace. Deep amber color. Served very cold but estery aromas still evident. Early malty sweetness was well-matched to a mellow hop bitterness. Subtle Belgian yeast character. Overall, seemed like a big blonde or a light tripel. OKAY.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750ml bottle split with Anndiesel. Filtered bright, light yellow-orange. Fluffy, steady, soft white head. Sweet aroma, Kind of in the tradition of a beer like Duvel, but not as hoppy, and certainly lacks the finesse. Big, boozy, fruity yeast tones. Very old school taste and feel to it, some faint balancing hops, but mostly a sugary malt beast. Grows on you as you sip at it, and improves a little time out of the refrigerator. Apricot, banana, ginger, mango, pear, green apple..lots of subtle yeasty nuances. Pretty decent offering,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1903) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
33 cl bottle, Paris, France via Monoprix. Light gold, thick head. Musty citrus aroma with some coriander. Mild flavour, more basement must, with a sweet syrupy finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
worldbeertaste (1693) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Pale light orange/yellow with a thin disappearing, fizzy, white head. Smells of coriander, malt, fruit and Belgian ale yeast. Thin to medium oily body with soft carbonation. Frothy. Sweet start of butter, fruit and malt with a dry bitter alcohol finish and lingering yeast and spices. It would be nicer if the alcohol wasn’t so noticeable.


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