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Brewed by Brasserie des Fagnes
Style: Belgian Ale
Mariembourg, Belgium

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Flavors of finely-measured coriander and licorice.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (3878) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
Nice Belgian blond beer. Has the usual body, but with some extra spices, which makes it stand out a little.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
Draught at source, 01V2014. Heavily spiced, old-style Wallonian coriandre-yeast bomb. Oily mouthfeel, laden pale malts. Still a step up from filtered caramel Leffe, although in the same antiquated Near-instant Honey league. Carries its weight as gracefully as a jambon ardenais or a petticoated turn-of-the-century damsel with a funny hat. // Instant rerate bottled, the sanest option at French InBev bars across the border: much more quaffable bottled, a bit leaner and less sugary, although still not a thirst quencher and due in part to more metallic components. Some grassy hop qualities shine through. In a way on par with Delirium Tremens, solid Belgian fare. +0.2

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (2808) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2014
Same style as Duvel, Sloeber, Judas,... Pale golden colour, a lot of carbonation. Yeasty with light fruity nose. Some mettalic notes in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corkyrory66 (1323) - BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2014
Une bière très connue en Belgique, et qui a fait un long chemin. Est-ce pour autant un fleuron de la brasserie ?? Les avis sont mitigés, assez variés et pour tout dire partagés. Présentation visuelle et olfactive intéressante. Verre au pied épais très personnalisé. Jolie couleur blond foncé soutenu. Clarté nette. Bulles assez grosses mais très nombreuses et extrêmement vives. Mousse blanche très épaisse et crémeuse en haut comme du blanc d’oeuf battu. Arômes de blé, levure, pointe de fruits blancs et coriandre. 1ère bouche soyeuse sur une amertume fine, profonde, avec des herbes des étangs, une épice soft, une pointe de poivre blanc. Arrière-bouche assez courte. 2ème sur de la carotte de sapin, de la terre arable blonde. Arrière-bouche maltée, plus équilibrée. 3ème sur de la levure et de l’orge. La longueur est moyenne, peu convaincante. La levure est très présente au premier abord, bien définie, intéressante. L’alcool est modéré, mais correct. La finale est plus harmonieuse et assez longue. CONCLUSION : une bière visuellement satisfaisante, au nez et premières bouches convaincantes, mais qui faiblit sur la longueur avant une finale plus harmonieuse. On ne sait que penser en définitive, et à trop y réfléchir, on se perd en conjenctures ... Ceci ne peut apporter un gros score ...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (2010) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
Clear amber color with a nice off white head that leaves a small lacing. Aroma is malty, fruity and yeasty, Hints of apricots and caramel. Flavor is sweety, fruity and malty. Medium carbonation and body, dry yeast finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (7435) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Carrefour. BBF 17/01/2016. Looks like an advertisement beer, golden, bubbles rising, foamy med. white head. So yeah, pretty good appearance. Smells like esters, banana, grass, white bread yeast, fusels and some alcohol alongside the grass. Tastes of fusels, alcohol, white bread, cakes mixed with plastic, banana, quite sweet, touch chemical, candy sugar sweet, synthetic honey. Touch fizzy. Another BE brew that is aptly made but mainly just tastes of fusels, alcohol, plastic, white sugar etc. You know what I mean…

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6180) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Flaske 0,33l fra Brune Rousse Houblon, Nice. Delt med Rune under avskjedsrating i H9 - 3 Des 13. Gylden. Litt uklar med bunnfall i siste kvelling. OK luftig skum som etterlater litt lacing. Alkoholen fint integrert i en litt søt fruktsmak.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2014
Blonde légèrement dorée voilée, effervescence moyenne, col blanc crémeux persistant. Malts cara (pils) bien présents, notamment pour l’amertume, notes herbacées. Agréable, sans plus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (2140) - PORTUGAL - FEB 8, 2014
Shared a 75cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours an almost clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malts and lightly fruit. Average frizzy carbonation with a light body. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet, a bit watery. Overall, a nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
domienS (250) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2014
Pours a clear blond beer with minimal saturation. Has a big white head that disappears quickly. Smells Spicy, coriander and malty. Tastes bitter, and spicy. Leaves a nice fresh and bitter palate. Can feel the alcohol well. Great beer!


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