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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).


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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3301) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear light with fizzy white head. Aroma is honey, floral notes, light cereal and toast, and some apple. Flavor is dry and sweet; mostly honey, pear, and floral esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (1864) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear light gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like raisin, grapes, pears, honey, pretty sweet with light dryness. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dry honey, cracker malt, pear and grapes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lele (84) - ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
Birra particolare, con tanti sapori mischiati insieme (e non sempre in maniera armoniosa). Si percepiscono il fruttato, l’acidulo e l’amaro. Da abbinare decisamente col pesce.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4301) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2014
When you play Kubb World Cup it is allowed to drink, and I thought this would kill off my opponent. After reading about the beer before pouring it out, I planned to give him most of it. That did not happened. Ehhh what a pleasant surprise. Lovely golden color with a fine white head. Nice pleasant fruity and mild banana in the nose. No horrible rice sweetness and no alcohol….ehh wrong beer? Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation. Lovely smooth and tasty flavor. Malty, fruity and some banana. Well it is from a can so the content cannot have been changed. A really lovely and tasty Belgian Strong Ale. Recomendable!
[Can from Cathrine bought in Nice]

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Dark (13) - FRANCE - JUN 5, 2014
Une pauvre bière de supermarché qui ne sert à rien, si ce n’est enivrer à outrance les étudiants peu exigeants (qui se lasseront vite...) La Rince Cochon (c’est quoi ce nom ?...) n’est pas une bière, c’est un produit, avec un cahier des charges bien strict : on fait comme la Karmeliet parce que la Karmeliet, bah ça marche bien. Sucrée et douce comme c’est pas permis, cette bière n’a aucune identité car brassée à façon à droite et à gauche. Assortie d’un marketing putassier au possible, la Rince Cochon fait figure d’insulte dans le monde de la bière, et lorqu’on voit le prix au litre (bouteille comme fûts), il semble naturel de se demander si on ne se foutrait pas un p’tit peu de notre gueule... Aux chiottes la Rince Cochon !

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ohpooratlas (42) - USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle poured. Golden body with a medium fluffy white head. Bready aroma with faint nutty smell. Light body. Begins and finishes faintly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (114) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle pour. Hazy pale golden with a large white head that fades quickly for the style. Wheat malt aroma with slightly sweet fruit aroma. Smooth silky palate. Wheat and cherry taste that quickly progresses to a strong long lasting hoppy bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pkbites (673) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Can. From some unkown grocery store in Paris. Cloudy pour and wheaty/banana aroma. The alcohol content probably saves the day if you are a drunk like........me. Otherwise I recommend you avoid this!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (1927) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
Bottle. Pale golden. Belgy ale yeasty, pale malty. Buttery body, some esters. The label is one of the nicest I’ve seen, but I’m not that fond of the flavour. But that’s probl as I’m not a big fan of belgy blonds. Flavourful tho. Not shit.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vighals (960) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 29, 2014
Lys gul klar med hvitt skum som legger seg fort. Malt, korn og lett fruktig. Lett, syrlig og alkoholsmak. Noe bitter i ettersmaken.


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