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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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).


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerandbeyond (664) - ISRAEL - APR 3, 2013
33cl bottle poured into a tulip glass. Clear deep hay color with a nice fluffy white head. Grainy nose, with light fruitiness, spicy hops, some coriander and faint sulfur. Bready flavors, light malt, spice, medium bitterness, apricot and citrus notes. Pretty clean and balanced, dry enough, alcohol is nicely hidden and the beer is actually quite decent for its style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
bottled, clear slightly hazy golden yellow with billowy white foam, yeasty bubblegum aroma with decent sweet candied sugar, bready fruits and yeast flavor, short finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Poured on draft. Semi hazy gold with a white head of foam. Aroma is earthy and estery. Taste is lightly sweet with a touch of spice. Not bad. Medium body and lasting finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Golden colored pour with a white head. Nose is sweet and sugary. Some pear, apple, and banana fruit notes, perhaps some golden raisin. There’s a decent spice note, some yeast, and straw. Highly sweet flavor of sugar, pear, and apple. Mild banana and raisin. Light clove, pepper, and a touch of alcohol on the finish.

3
   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.

2.9
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (2890) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5794) - .....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.

3.6
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rok1024 (1065) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - MAR 4, 2013
Average aroma, appearance, taste and palate. Decent, memorable. Rated from the can.


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