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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: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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).


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2772) - 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 (10527) - 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 (2853) - 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 (5789) - .....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 (1025) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - MAR 4, 2013
Average aroma, appearance, taste and palate. Decent, memorable. Rated from the can.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1217) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle from the Lincoln Wine Bar. Light orange, big forthy head and nice lacing. It’s moderatelyl yeasty, a bit of spice and fruit. Soft body, a little thin, but good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
VALIS (222) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Peach, white grape, funky malt and carbonation, very heavy carbonation, bordering on the mouthfeel of a champagne. Tastes like a big glass of bubbles.


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