Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Virton, Belgium


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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Le brun cuivré éclatant de sa robe est le préambule d’un univers de douceur et de rondeur. Le nez malté, légèrement fruité, concorde parfaitement avec un goût orienté vers des saveurs « caramel ». Soutenue à tous niveaux, elle reste très équilibrée. Une très légère note de torréfaction nous surprend toutefois en fin de bouche. Première bière produite par la brasserie, sa rondeur rappelle le plaisir et nous invite à passer un moment simple de dégustation.

OlivierMTL's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, - JAN 8, 2006
Couleur ambrée, apparence semi-claire, peu de formation mousse. Arômes de levure et d’épices. Saveurs fruitées, pêches et gomme baloune, sucre candi, faible malt caramel. Légère acidité des levures en finale. Bouteille 75 cl, Resto Bière, Décembre 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lux_edwards (232) - - NOV 3, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a tan head. Aroma of apricot and caramel. Taste is sweet. Palate is full with an oily mouth feel. Overall OK beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (818) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling dark brown beer spoiled by yeast sediments ; medium beige head ; medium retention. Roasty toffee aroma, spice, red berries (blackberry, blackcurrant), herb. Medium sweet, round and warming, light dry bitter refreshing. Medium body and texture, average carbonation, toffee spicy medium lasting finish. Overall, a delicious fruity toffee toasty belgian ale ; highly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1543) - DENMARK - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle@home. Amber. Low carbonation. Small head. Caramel Earthy notes. Smooth slight sweet with a nice dry finish. Some Spice maybe koriander. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7742) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home
Lots of foam when pouring. Pleasant aroma with resin, sweet fruity tones and hayish malt. Foamy palate. Flavour has grapefruity hops, biscuity malt, resin and mild mineral tones. The first sips were nice but then this starts to feel too hayish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6880) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2015
26/IV/15 - on tap @ day 2 of ZBF 2015 (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2015-527)

Clear red amber beer, creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity, bit sweet, caramel, dried fruits, raisins. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: little bitter, malty, sourish touch, some citrus, hoppy, spicy, some liquorish. Aftertaste: hoppy, dry, some caramel, not sweet though!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
humlelala (1172) - DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
(33 cl bottle from Carrefour Express in Galeries Ravenstein; BBD: November 2016) Pours a cloudy amber with two finger, tan head. Good retention and lace. Aroma has notes of toffee and smoke with a doughy hint. Oily texture, medium carbonaion, medium body with a, astringent wooden driness in the finish. Flavour has aroma notes and little sweetness. Doesn’t seem entirely harmonic to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Draught wat Moeder SG. It pours clear deep amber/brown with a decent off-white head. The nose is sweet, doughy, fruit cake, dried fruits, candy, cereal and toasty grain. The taste is bitter-sweet, doughy, brown bread, muffin, musty, toasty brown sugar, candy, booze and wood with a pretty dry finish. Medium+ body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Not overly drinkable. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (646) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Amber colored beer with a white head. Taste is malty, caramel and herbs. Lite bitter sweet afthertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4315) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
Light brown with lasing head. Aroma and flavour are both malt heavy and have sweet, almost perfumed background notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2709) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-Biere. Skummar lätt ur flaskan, murrig brun färg, mycket disig. Söt maltig doft med mycket bakjäst. Känns inte riktigt utjäst, söta murrig smaker av degspad och karamell. Bakom det finns en fin fruktighet med söta röda plommon och torkade aprikoser och på slutet en lätt beska. Stilmässigt kanske en belgisk amber, typ. Inte klockren men fruktigheten var trevlig.

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