Brewed by Brouwerij Roman
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oudenaarde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2013
Sloeber … oooh what a name... Le goinfre.... Mais oui, pourquoi pas, c’est aussi bien que le diable, le pirate, lucifer ou satan … (j’en passe et des meilleures …). Une bouteille dans le style des montres molles de Dali (sur l’étiquette, pas la vraie !!, ça reste à inventer cette connerie, mais je crois que Coca doit l’avoir fait, au moins en objets « collector » pour nigauds....). Bref on s’amuse bien sûr... L’étiquette affiche quelque chose d’autre quand même, le degré alcool à 7,5 % abv., et le fait que la bière contient du malt d’orge. C’est pas mal, on est content. Ce qui est plus amusant, c’est que l’on y trouve aussi « bière forte »... Bon, en Belgique 7,5 est le début d’une bière « normale », mais si ils ont dit forte chez Roman, on ne va pas en faire un roman... Donc on va la verser cette bière... Waf, elle est d’un jaune très pâle... on attend. Clarté nette et surtout de merveilleuses bulles très fines en fontaine au centre du verre.(1er bon point). Mousse blanche à flocons moyens mais bien crémeuse (2ème bon point). Odeurs de houblon, genièvre, coriandre, pomme et blé (3ème bon point, pour le genre... une blonde). Volume soyeux (4ème bon point). 1ère bouche très bonne , équilibre d’entrée malt/houblon, avec une arrière-bouche sur le houblon (5ème bon point). 2ème bouche assez sur le houblon, mais bouche bien pleine (6ème bon point). 3ème bouche soyeuse, un peu de fruits blancs et de la pêche, avec du pain bis. (7ème bon point). La longueur va a mas sur le bon malt. (8ème bon point). La levure est fine, légère et un rien salée (9ème bon point). L’alcool est tout à fait agréable, impeccable et pas « fort » (10ème bon point). La finale n’est certes pas complexe mais tout à fait agréable pour sa catégorie, une blonde … (11ème bon point). Voici, voilà donc une excellente bière apéritive d’ouverture de soirée.... Un sans faute dans le genre (blonde...., et pas mal...).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
benpickens (483) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Pours with a huge rocky head and clear golden color and a whirlwind of tiny bubbbles swarming to teh tops so characteristic of belgium bottle conditioned ales. Floral, cirtus, and hay with hints banana hit the nose. Strong acidity hits teh tongue with a prolonged dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours a clear gold with a lot of white head. Massive lacing on the way down. Nose is sweet and thick...just like I love the Belgians to be. So far, the signs point to a good experience. Flavor is oh so smooth. Sweet and even, it almost seems to have a slight nutty edge to it - or maybe it is wood-like. Very slight at that, whichever it may be. Standard sweet and citrus aspects to it, but this isn’t just a standard brew. This one is well crafted and extremely smooth. Feel is great. Good levels of carbonation. Drinkability? If this were readily available to me (I brought it back from a trip), I’d be drinking this all the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - APR 7, 2004
Presentation: 33 cl bottle. Poured into a Chimay goblet. Beautiful golden colour. Decent white head w/ good retention. Very pleasant, and ultra-smooth taste. Goes down like liquid silk, hiding the alcohol incredibly well, and ending in a gloriously dry, delicate finish. If you like Duvel (and who doesn't?...), this is for you. Not quite as complex, but even more drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4000) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 7, 2012
bread, grass, chocolate, butterscotch, ginger, raisin, smoke, clove, alcohol, red, sparkling, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, full body, oily feel, astringent, flat,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Very, very pale gold in color with a thick, rocky, well-sustained, white head that honeycombs at the bottom suggesting a high carbonation level. Aroma is soft with pear-like fruit and a sweet, wheaty, yeasty overtone with clove spice as an underpinning. Flavor is extraordinary. It is much hoppier and dry than I assumed. The high carbonation level is somewhat distracting though but the clove shows itself nicely and seems to be the drying, balancing component to the sweetness in the finish. The malt, that has a very tangible, wheat-like dryness, is an added touch to the finish making this dry and delicate. I want another bottle and compare this directly to Duvel to see which one I prefer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Slightly hazy and golden with a thick white head, good lacing. Bread and fruit aromas, pear, banana, a little bit of clove. Tastes slightly bready with some pear and grape sweetness from esters and a fruity, slightly spicy hop profile. Medium bodied with high carbonation. I’m confused by the low overal score of this beer. It’s a solid Belgian Pale with a weird label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
11.2 oz bottle. The label reminds me more of a soda label than a beer label. Pours a clear orangeish/gold until the yeast plops in. The head is large and white and leaves nice lacing. The smell is pretty interesting. There is definitely some grape in there and just overall fruitiness. The grain is there as well, and some spice. This is a great tasting and unique ale. It has a light sourness to it with some lemon, but there is also a unique bread quality and overall fruitiness. It is sweet but not overly so. The carbonation is high but it works and makes this a refreshing and dangerously drinkable brew though the alcohol isn’t completely hidden from the palate. This is a solid addition to the Belgian Strong Pale Ale category, it is a bit unique. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-26-2010 20:21:18

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruuurd (217) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2015
Great golden pour. Yeasty, refreshing, thin. Perfect Tripel to drink a couple of, could become one of my favorites!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
japet (38) - DENMARK - FEB 20, 2003
A little bit of spicy taste, not as good as Duvel, but it is a good strong beer never the less. Head and colour is very fine.

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