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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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).


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidWoodruff (395) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Light gold with a lasting white head. Light on aroma, just hints of beeswax and old attic. Starts out lightly malty/sugary and finishes with a gentle sour note. Great on its own or with very light fare. The alcohol is very well hidden.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5821) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a transparent gold with white lacing. Smells and tastes mildly sweet, yeasty, and lightly hoppy. Solid on the palate. An easy drinker, but that’s about it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a light, white head. Grapes, white wine, mild hops and some sour dough. Light, but has a sullen alcholic punch waiting for the unsuspecting. Unremarkable, but pleasant to drink on a hot day with some dense bread and sausage.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1419) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2013
one hellof a name and bottle. Great bready flavors, sourdough, french bread, lavender, and a really long yet understated finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5626) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle (33 cl) from bierzwerg.de. CLear golden, medium white head. Bready malt aroma, some almond and pear, floral hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, meidum bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6942) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
11.2oz bottle, shared by Jay. Code on the back of the bottle reads "L4724 13:34". Bottled was opened hours ago but has been refrigerated the whole time. Still some pretty active-looking carbonation in the body. Clear golden color. Nice thin white head. Some decent but looser splotches of lace. Medium to bigger body. Soft, smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Nice lightly spicy taste, light spicy hop. Light sweet taste. Surprisingly easy to drink. Nice Belgian. Surprisingly good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear yellow pour with a huge white head. Aroma of funk, malt and light tartness. Malty flavor with some honey character and funk before a sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Seems to have several entries for one beer. Mine is from nv Roman. Aroma of green grapes and yeasty esters. Pale yellow, huge head and spastic carbonation, like a cheap lager someone shook up and it exploded. Sweet, sugary fruit flavor primarily, also some earthy herbal notes. Essentially a very strong saison, doesn’t quite fit as a French ale. Body is light and zesty. This beer can cause the hick-ups. Where does Marty get this stuff?...from Eurobrew apparently.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
(750ml bottle) clearish gold, lasting soapy offwhite bubbles. Nose of sawdust, grapes, white wine, oak. Taste of white wine grapes, but esters and papery, not my favorite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2013
On tap. Clear yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma is floral, honey, sweet. A bit of Belgian character, but not much. Flair is honey, sweet, slightly spicy. A little cloying. Meh.


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