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Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Stout
Virton, Belgium

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English style stout, hopped with Citra and Simcoe. Called Citra Stout before it got the definitive name.


Benzai's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (7322) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, - MAY 11, 2013
Sampled from bottle thanks to the Bierkoning crew @ Amsterdam. Opaque dark brown to black color, medium sized white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly roasted, hops, lightly bitter. Dry finish, a bit thin, nice flavor though.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Csouye (32) - OLNE, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2014
Houblonnage discret mais délicat, donnant un bel équilibre avec le malt torréfié, donc une bière bien structurée!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (2886) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle 0,33ltr: Opaque black colored brew with an dry bitter taste and with hints of chocolate, roasted malts and some coffee.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrewFace (732) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Dark pour nearly black color, light brown huge rocky head. Big roasty, light chocolate, malty, grainy aroma. Very roasty, astringent though, spicy notes - almost peppery/vegetal, watery mouthfeel, dry finish. This is a mess.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBoom (92) - POLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle. Great black colour, with small, stable, beige head. In aroma chocolate, but mostly american hops. In taste is too watery with some roasty notes. Low bitteress.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4436) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
Bottled. 35cl sample. The aroma has roast, chocolate, some coffee, citric hops. Black coloured with a good lokking, bit creamy beige head. The taste is light bitter, roasty mostly. Hops are more on the background. Body is quite thin, could be a little bit better even for a 4.5% I think. But luckily this light beer is not massively overhopped, resulting in a nice balance compared to its body. Very sessionista.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
poech73 (151) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2014
23.5.14. Delhaize@Florenville. Bière brune de facture originale: d’aspect dense mais légère à boire, amère mais arondie par des saveurs surettes de fruits des bois. Le nez est ample développant des senteurs de grains d’orge, de malt grillé, de levure et de cacao. La bouche est d’abord surette, amère citronnée et puis adoucie par une levure fruité, accompagnée aussi un léger sirupeux boisé assez court. En fin, la gorgée est plutôt astringente mais sans longueur, et laissant un grain sur une langue rêche avec un palais sec. Plutôt gouleyant!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClaudeB04 (111) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 25, 2014
Pours deep black with only a small head. Refreshing stout with coffee and roasted malts with some hoppiness and a long bitter finish. A nice beer for hotter days as it is not so heavy on alcool and still really strong in taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2199) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks Tom L. Black with tan bubbles. Coffee syrup, a little roast and chocolate in the nose, bitter, hops and roast in the mouth. Smooth, medium-bodied, short bitter aftertaste. Easy to drink and fun.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ken1 (866) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Aroma: roasted coffee and floral Flavor: roasted coffee, notes of chocolate and some bitterness. A watery finnish. Color: very dark brown with a light brown head.


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