Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 216   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).

HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1695) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Nose has some light apple, a bit of spices. This is more pronounced on the palate, which is white wine like in its crisp dryness and only minor sweet pear and apple notes accentuated by pepper. Overall, a lighter drinking beer than the style or ABV would imply; I kind of think my score undersells the beer a bit, but its just not robust enough to merit higher marks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lbianchi66 (78) - FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
Robe blonde et limpide. Pas de mousse. Saveurs légères de caramel, banane et agrumes. On ne sent presque pas le malt et le houblon. Assez bon équilibre, carbonatation plutôt fine. Texture légèrement épaisse. Assez longue en bouche. L’alcool est bien caché. Une blonde correcte.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Harkyto (63) - barcelona, SPAIN - APR 29, 2015
Color dorado con espuma poco persistente. Aromas a malta y caramelo, no se percibe lúpulo. En boca es dulce y se nota el alcohol

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godfather50 (106) - SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Arrived as beer number five in Rory’s Belgian Ale beer fest. By this time I just found it funny. Little bit sweet without any hop or malt complexity, maybe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luklaer (144) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
02-13-2015 - A very funny bottle, and a nice beer in it. Better than the rouge one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
KeefOz (1095) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2015
Tasted 19/3/15. BB 15/04/2016. Poured a crystal clear amber colour with a one-finger white foamy head that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation moderate and fine. Aroma malty with no obvious bitterness. Taste of sweet caramel with no real bitterness; alcohol well hidden. Aroma and taste light considering high ABV. Light body. Smooth, soft, crisp but best drunk cold/cool. Another macro-lager style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SilverfoX (624) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
sweet yeasty malt aroma from a very pale gold body, tastes just like the golden teddy haribo sweets, just not quite as good. tis ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinfull (1011) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Golden color , big white head. Malt and fruits in the aroma. Sweet malty taste with fruity notes of belgian yeast. Medium body , high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tfredvik (1323) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
Crystal clear medium golden body with a white head. Strong aroma of pale malts, grain, Belgian yeast and generic light fruits. Moderate flavour of far too much sweet warming alcohol, pale malts, grain, caramel, Belgian yeast and vanilla on a spicy background. Moderate sweet and light bitter. Full body, moderate carbonation, a bit cloying. I’m not convinced.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 6 months before BB date, courtesy of Sidsel

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
guzgorog (424) - FRANCE - JAN 25, 2015
Blonde jaune pale, fine mousse blanche qui ne tient pas. Nez de céréales, sirop de sucre, épices. Attaque un peu amère, alcool, épices, levures. Très sucrée, corps légèrement siropeux, l’alcool domine vraiment trop. Vraiement pas terrible !

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kraddel (4493) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2015
pours clear blonde, tiny white head . Smell is sweet, malty , cornsyrup. Taste is bit bitter, grainy , sweet, cornsyrup , Sharp boozy character.

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