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


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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2005
A hazy orange beer with a huge off-white head. The flavor is sweet spicy, while the flavor is more fruity - especially with peach coming thru, but there is also a spicyness lying in the background.
Earlier Rating: 12/3/2002 Total Score: 3.6
A hazy yellow beer with a very nice head. It has a very nice fruity ale aroma. The flavor is of unmalted wheat malt, nice sweetness, slight bitterness, and orange. Really a nice blonde beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2005
Bottle. Golden colour with a big off-white head. Yeasty, sweet fruity aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet light dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/29/2005 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a huge white head. Spicy yeasty fruity aroma and a sweet spicy yeasty fruity taste. Medium to full body and a sweet light dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Tap. Blonde, nice smooth white head. Aroma of sweet apples. Taste of apples/pears with a bit of coriander/holiday spice in the finish. Average body and nicely balanced, just not that interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13536) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2005
Bottled 25cl (BB 12/2005)
Hazy dark orange, lots of floating yeast. Steady white head. Hioney sweet aroma with notes of orange, cardboard and metal. Lemon acidy flavor, fruity, a bit sweet, crisp carbonation. A bit Orval like. Short finish, needs longer hop presence.
Earlier Rating: 5/11/2005 Total Score: 3.5
Bottled (BB 08/2006)
Golden color with huge white head. Aroma is first like in rubber balloon, then itís more citrusy hops and licorice. Medium-bodied. Hides alcohol very well. Malty, hoppy, yeasty. Some dry anise in the flavor. Short bitter aftertaste. Well-balanced and well-done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2005
Golden colour. Nice, thick, foamy white head. Fruity, vanilla, spicy & slight hoppy nose. Flavour is pretty much the same, but has a little yeasty, metallic finish. Full bodied. This is good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3605) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2005
A nice tasty beer. golden colour. Huge creamy and lasting head. Tasted of fruit and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Iíve been pseudo looking for this brew for some time. Iím not sure why, but when beerbuzzmontreal offered I didnít hesitate to trade. Light golden color with a touch of haze. Tall creamy off white head that settles to a solid lid leaving small islands on in the wake. Light fruit fused with mild licorice, anise, white pepper and dry yeast seem to fill the nose. Marzipan and vanilla seem to be on the side. Mild nuts, ginger, and anise flavors. This is a liquid pfeffernuesse cookie. Finish is dry and spicy. Almost to strong, as there is a long bitter spice linger. A later sniff reveals Grand Marnier, interesting. This one does seem to mellow the further one gets into the bottle and the warmer it gets. I wish this was a 750 as this just keeps getting better with each sip and now Iím down to my last couple ounces. Iíll seek this one out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2005
Gold cloudy beer. Much tones fruit, spice wood but no clear accent. taste though not super.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
75 cl bottle. Belgian blonde with great complexity and a high alcohol % which is fairly well hidden. It tastes like a classic. But could be a bit smoother and softer in my opinion. Thereís almost too much going on around my tastebuds...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2005
75 cL bottle. Clear, golden, straw color with large white head and nice lacing. Slight bubble gum aroma with sweetness. The flavor has orange peel and some cucumber (with the skin). It is quite effervescent and that brings out the hops nicely. It is somewhat dry at the finish. Delicious beer, love this style now, too.

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