Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 260   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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (728) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omanson (49) - - DEC 24, 2014
Une robe pâle, une amertume décevante . Une finale longue et amčre ou l’alcool domine . Je n’ai pas apprécié cette bičre et je suppose que męme en été l’alcool domine trop pour ętre agréable quand soif se fait .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
benfergy (247) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - DEC 19, 2014
The aroma is of bread-like malt, with citrusy hops. The taste is mostly balanced, but a bit sour. A good refreshing beer, but not quite as great as I hoped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (2398) - PORTUGAL - DEC 10, 2014
33cl bottle. Clear golden colour with a thin white head. Straw, floral hops, light caramel and yeast in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is sweet at front with some bitterness coming afterwards and finishing in a medium long sweetness. Overall, an average beer with no character apart from the label and the (high) price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drinking_77 (86) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Review: Can of Rince Cochon, 8.5%ABV The Blond Beer of Flanders that used to be a French blonde. This is a beer fermented with a high degree of alcohol and its content is manufactured from water, malt and hops. On pour we get a rather delicious looking beer, the colour was a very nice clear golden yellow colour with a decent sized frothy white head with good lacing. After a long day at work I couldn’t wait to devour this beer! A strong smell of lemon, a sweet citrus aroma, some malts, with slight earthy notes. At over 8% the alcohol was very noticeable on the nose. As expected you get a very strong taste, hits the senses pretty quick Got an initial creamy taste, sweet, in fact very sweet taste of malts, with an acidic fruity after taste. An interesting balance of flavours and tastes, to give a well rounded drink. Definitely a strong beer, a slightly creamy feel in the mouth, and overall fairly drinkable, and tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
v.zoltan (119) - HUNGARY - NOV 30, 2014
Cukros gyümölcsös illat. Íze rendkívül gyümölcsös és édes, leginkább a sárgabarack tűnik ki belőle. Nem igazán testes, enyhén alkoholos.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mariuszek (1166) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 18, 2014
Malt aroma with slight fruity notes. Tastes sweet, some alcohol. Not much going on. An average one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6824) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, yeast, spices, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, coriander, spices, fruit, sweet malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13286) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
Can. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. pepper notes. Acerage moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (6293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle at SMÖF 2014. Fruity smell with apples, I also got some yeast aromas , spicy yeast aromas. Similar taste. Refreshing.

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