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


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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2004
Blonde in color, nice belgian lace. Fruity, Estery, and earthy in aroma and flavor. Very traditional in style. Very drinkable at 7%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oli (108) - DENMARK - FEB 8, 2004
An enjoyable beer.Nice head and body.A good mixture af different tastes and a nice long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2004
Big creamy head. Citric cream aroma with a bit of hops. Hopbitter flavor, just a bit yeasty, with hints of orange and grapefruit. Fairly long bitter aftertaste. Prickly mouthfeel. Well made beer, well balanced, but not overly tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2004
Golden color with a nice white head. The taste is kind of sweet with notes of spices. It finishes slightly bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2004 Draught at Charlie's Bar, Copenhagen. Small head. Clear golden body. Flowery aroma with malt, fruit and hops. Bittersweet malty and fruity flavor with a little alcohol to the aftertaste. Quite fresh!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2003
cloudy orange colour, fine dense head and a beautiful lace, deep fruity aroma (apple and litchies), yeasty, lot of carbonation, acidic with a robust finishing bitterness, medium-bodied, the finish is long, fruity and dry - refreshing and quite marvellous !
Earlier Rating: 11/19/2001 Total Score: 3.8
hazy golden-orange colour with a big white creamy head and a beautiful lacing; strong honeyish and bready aroma with light spicy notes (anise); very creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation; sweet with a robust malt body, a touch of finishing sourness brings some balance; long gready and spicy aftertaste - quite on the sweet side but very good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
diabel (1603) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2003
Very pale colour, white head. Citrus aroma, dito flavour. I'm sorry, but I can't understand why the other raters rate this beer so high. Never again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2003
Citrus and yeast in the aroma, golden amber, small firm white head. Strong malt flavour, touch of lemon. Sweet, light bodied, spritzy. Refreshing little Blonde!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2005 Bottled. Hazy light orange. Yeasty nose, with a touch of banana. Herbal, somewhat perfumy backbone plus yeast and tropical fruits in the flavour(later also detected pepper and anise). Rich malty and a little dry-ish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5522) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2003
A typical Belgian ale. A yeasty aroma and a yeasty, fruity flavour. A little thin.

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