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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (1898) - 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.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slubgob (183) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3128) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JefVerstraete (1253) - BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2013
Blonde, white foam. Medium carbonation. Very sweet and malty beer. Aroma is sugar and caramel. Light bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (402) - SPAIN - AUG 16, 2013
330 ml. bottle. Pours a clear yellow colour, with a small head that doesn’t hold much, but leave a ring. Smell is faint, but there’s some vanilla, sugar and flowers. Creamy palate, good enough cabonation. Taste of sugar, citrus, biscuit. Kind of goes from delicate to average and to delicate again. I’ll have to taste it again for a definitive opinion.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
Belgian strong my arse. This is strong lager at best. Danyul love. It is prevalent. Light Amber pour no hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Belle bière dorée, limpide et où flotte un large col blanc laissant au verre une fine dentelle. Des arômes richement maltés, un peu de fruits tropicaux et un filet d’alcool. Elle est peu amère avec un peu de sucres résiduels. Elle est crémeuse, de corps moyen et se termine sur un peu de sucre et des arômes bien ronds.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (888) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2013
50cl can. Clear yellow with a full white foamy head. Some citrus, yeast and alcohol aroma. Medium body with low carbonation. A bit too sweet at some points, but a nice aftertaste.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MichaelAwesome (3880) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2013
Heftiges Bierchen, ohne dass es wirklich classy wäre. Süßlich-schwer mit ordentlich süßem Hopfen und einer Menge Schaum. Mund voll - und auch der Kopf, bei so vielen versteckten Prozenten. Trinkbar, aber nicht ohne.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
McTapps (3879) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2013
Can. And when I say "can" you know what I mean with "can". A can never, never (!) , makes you happy at all. This beer came out of the can in a very light hazy golden colour, very low head and medium to smooth body. Nose of ripe hops and barley. Taste of citrus fruits, white peaches, grass, light malt, torf, white sugar and bitter vanilla. You definately notice the strong alcohol in it - and I didn’t like that point at all. Not easy, not nice to drink. It is just too awful, too way below average .... and also too can-y. I swear to myself now, never to buy canned beer again - I hope, I can manage it.


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