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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 174   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).


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomciccateri (995) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2013
On draught at Nob Hill Bar & Grille. Poured in ornate logo’ed goblet. Slight but lasting white head and lace. Deep amber color. Served very cold but estery aromas still evident. Early malty sweetness was well-matched to a mellow hop bitterness. Subtle Belgian yeast character. Overall, seemed like a big blonde or a light tripel. OKAY.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750ml bottle split with Anndiesel. Filtered bright, light yellow-orange. Fluffy, steady, soft white head. Sweet aroma, Kind of in the tradition of a beer like Duvel, but not as hoppy, and certainly lacks the finesse. Big, boozy, fruity yeast tones. Very old school taste and feel to it, some faint balancing hops, but mostly a sugary malt beast. Grows on you as you sip at it, and improves a little time out of the refrigerator. Apricot, banana, ginger, mango, pear, green apple..lots of subtle yeasty nuances. Pretty decent offering,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1815) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
33 cl bottle, Paris, France via Monoprix. Light gold, thick head. Musty citrus aroma with some coriander. Mild flavour, more basement must, with a sweet syrupy finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
worldbeertaste (1599) - AUSTRIA - DEC 20, 2012
Pale light orange/yellow with a thin disappearing, fizzy, white head. Smells of coriander, malt, fruit and Belgian ale yeast. Thin to medium oily body with soft carbonation. Frothy. Sweet start of butter, fruit and malt with a dry bitter alcohol finish and lingering yeast and spices. It would be nicer if the alcohol wasn’t so noticeable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3720) - - DEC 8, 2012
750ml cork and cage. pours an very pale, almost white, under a large, soapy white head. dusty, grassy, spicy nose with white pepper. sweetened cereal grain flavors with honey, dust, a grassy finish. medium body with moderate sweetness. i really enjoyed this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (968) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Grain, yeast, mild citrus and sweet malt,. Golden, white head. Oat, sweet malt. Apple and alcohol. Balanced, medium bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Bottled. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has strong notes of fruit and yeast, as well as notes of dusty hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of fruit, yeast, spices, malt, and a bit of alcohol, leading ti a dry finish.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
kidmartinek (3508) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
hazy blonde ale with lots of bubbles. Soapy aroma with banana, super fizzy mouthfeel. Initially metallic taste. more carbonation than you know what to do with. The taste is just metallic and warded off by the fizz. breweries that go out should go out. There’s no point in this namesake anymore.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Corked and caged 750. Apparently the translation for the literal "pig rinse" is "swill," and I thought this was fine swill. Spicy nose and taste, sweet medium yellow body, fading white head. Nicely balanced. Thanks scrizzz!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a weak yellow with a nose of honeyed grass and light bread. Flavor is light bread, Pilsner, honey, and a touch of grass. Average mouthfeel. Meh.


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