Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Contracted beer for a French distributor. Now brewed at Haacht. Previously brewed at Roman, Huyghe and SBA (Annoeullin).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tfredvik (1751) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
Crystal clear medium golden body with a white head. Strong aroma of pale malts, grain, Belgian yeast and generic light fruits. Moderate flavour of far too much sweet warming alcohol, pale malts, grain, caramel, Belgian yeast and vanilla on a spicy background. Moderate sweet and light bitter. Full body, moderate carbonation, a bit cloying. I’m not convinced.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 6 months before BB date, courtesy of Sidsel

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
guzgorog (705) - FRANCE - JAN 25, 2015
Blonde jaune pale, fine mousse blanche qui ne tient pas. Nez de céréales, sirop de sucre, épices. Attaque un peu amère, alcool, épices, levures. Très sucrée, corps légèrement siropeux, l’alcool domine vraiment trop. Vraiement pas terrible !

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kraddel (6169) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2015
pours clear blonde, tiny white head . Smell is sweet, malty , cornsyrup. Taste is bit bitter, grainy , sweet, cornsyrup , Sharp boozy character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
boto (2102) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2015
50cl can from the Simply Market in France: This one pours a crystal clear, light golden yellow color. There was a bit of a white head on it that left some lacing. Surprisingly light aroma for an 8.5% beer. It is a bit musty and grainy. Maybe a touch peppery. The taste is rather non-descript. It tries to have some tripel notes (yeasty, clove, etc.) but they are in the background. A bit of alcohol, notes of adjuncts. Just strong with minimal flavor. I guess it serves a purpose...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bewyder (417) - FRANCE - JAN 16, 2015
Très bonne bière apéritive, forte et bien ronde. Bue régulièrement à la pression au bar La tête à l’envers, Vincennes, France.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle - golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma of malt, wheat, yeast, orange and cloves. Taste of yeast and cloves, followed by nutmeg cinnamon, lemon and wheat. A little bitterness in the end. Light body, medium carbonation. It was okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9276) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2015
33 cl bottle. Thanks rosenbergh!
Pours clear golden color with a huge white head. Yeast and spices on the nose, mild toffee, some malty notes and orange also. Fruity flavor, mild grassy notes as well, some yeast, spices and some alcohol. Sweetish sourish palate. Decent but a bit simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Unde (890) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Clear golden yellow beer with lots of foamy head on top. Aroma has some sweet fruit, alcohol, yeast and barley malts. Taste has malts, slight alcohol and sweet fruits. Medium body and pretty high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
Can from Auchan. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 291214

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (715) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2014
A clear yellow body with loads and loads f large specks of yeast floating around. Nose has notes of citrus fruits, figs, raisins and molasses. Taste is quite sweet but finishes in a long, smooth bitterness. Carbonation is just above average and the mouthfeel is surprisingly light. A decent beer but a bit simplistic.

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