Brewed by Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Le Roeulx, Belgium


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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This light ale has a deep golden colour with a smooth, frothy head. It is very perfumed with an unmistakable hint of aromatic hops and a fruity (citrus) note from the spices used in production. The body has an intense yet distinctive bitterness and a strong malty taste which is a delight to the palate. The overall effect, however, is a slight dryness and hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle 75cl. Hazy golden appearance. Rich fluffy white head. Refreshing aroma of candied oranges, spices and hops. Clean orangey flavour with hints of wheat, coriander and other spices. Long hoppy, spicey and orangey finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Utobeer. Hazy straw colour with frothy off-white head. A light film lasts throughout. Hoppy nose with a floral tone. Taste of yeast with a spicy edge. Salty palate with a sharp, dry finish. Not your standard blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8797) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy gold pour with hopcitrus, spice, and floral malty aroma. Semi-dry palate, with flavors of hopcitrus, some floral spicy notes, and fruit. Medium palate with a finish that gets tarter as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2006
Aroma: fruity, malt, cocoabutter, yeast, banan, hops, fiery. Appearance: cloudy, plae golden w/ little orange-white flat head. Flavor: metallic, musty, peculiar taste, a little burnt, rubber. Palate: too fizzy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2006
Caramel, fruit, pale, clear, a minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, lively.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (24512) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2006
Draught. Cloudy golden coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts fruits and spices. Flavour of fruits and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 17, 2006
Bottle, 33cl. I was expecting a lot from this one but i must confess that i was a bit disappointed in the end. Beautiful golden colour with a huge off-white head. Very lively. Fruity and yeasty aroma, very subtle but nice. Smooth taste but some lack of character. Some spiciness and a bitter end but flavours seem to be in the "wrong place". Enough body and a rather poor palate. Pleasant but not outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Draft. Clear, golden body with medium white head. Aroma was slightly spicy with notes of malt. The beer is big on spice, almost like a spicy lager. Minimum complexity. The body is thin. Short, dry finish. Good, but not a favorite Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2006
Bottle. Golden with a large fluffy white head. Aromas are alcohol followed by soft lemon, yeast and spices. Quite dry and hoppy. Flavours are sweet lemon that is soon replaced by lots of yeastiness and warming (almost harsh) alcohol. Some lemon sourness comes through although mostly its mellow lemon here. Has a pretty bitter finish with a dry finish. A nice beer to take your time with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5690) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Bottle. Gold bodied with a sturdy white head. Nose is spicy with lots of yeast and fruit notes. Some flowery notes to this along with light sweet maltiness. Taste is spices, Belgian yeast, touch of cake, fruits, fresh flowers, light candyish background flavors. Soft alcohol as well. Body is uber-carbonated with light dryness and a medium overall feel. Finishes with more spices, yeast notes, dried fruits and flowery notes.

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