Brewed by De Block Brouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Peizegem, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Strong ale with a mild taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2005
strong red color with plent of yeast in the bottle. A huge head will form due to the yeast giving off gas. The beer is a bit on the dry side with very little flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9605) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
Red and brown with a white head. Aromas are fruity and yeasty with spices. Flavours are mellow and malty, with oranges and spices. Smooth on the palate with a good sparkle. Its OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2005
Bottled. Pours a reddish orange colour with a medium foamy head. Aroma is yeasty and has a strong note of half-fermented fruits, somehow weird. Yeasty, citric, fruity taste with notes orange, banana and a slight spiciness. A decent beer, but nowhere near the Gold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2005
Cloudy copper colour with white head. Malty sweet aroma. Sweet fruity flavor with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2005
(best by 10/24/05) Off-white head with copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, funk, some sour (cherry). Taste is medium sweet, funk, sour, cherry. Medium body, alcohol well hidden. Somewhat Flemish Sourish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2005
Nice shiny amber with very creamy beige froth. soft aroma’s of fresh apricot, nuts, light malts and green hops. It has a smooth taste with a nice fizzy accent and a faint hint of fresh stone fruit, nuts and grass. this beer has an elegant afthertaste with a refreshing caracter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2004
Cloudy amber color with yeast in suspension and a thin white head. Aroma and flavor of yeast, alcohol and spices. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Slightly better than Satan Gold ...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (11071) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Poured a darker, hazy amber color with a larger tan head. Aromas of yeasts and light spices (subtle smells). Lightly sweet. Finishes tart and sour. Nothing really special about this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Tart Cheesy aroma. Cloudy dark amber apearance with white particles and average head. Mild tart apple cider flavor with some bread dough. A mild, well balanced, Flemish sour ale that hides it’s alcohol well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately yeasty (sweat, mold), lightly malty (grain, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of clove and chemicals. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carboantion, lightly alcoholic. See my review of the Gold for more snide comments.

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