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Brewed by t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Beerzel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJvd (880) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle at WWT III, gusher! Pours hazy brown with a reddish glow. Medium to large tanned head. Aroma is sweet, raisin, alcohol and "drop". Taste is sweet with raisin, bit of chocolate, quite some alcohol burn. Medium body and carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4731) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
75cl Bottle at WWT III, bought at De Hopduvel, Gent. Dark brown colour, light-beige head. Aroma is sweet, spicy, malty, dark fruits, raisins, liquorice. Flavour is full sweet, laurel and liquorice, dark fruits, plums, light bitter alcohol finish. Fullbodied. I quite liked this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3335) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
bottle at davids tasting pours brown, white foam. taste reminds me at hair of the dog , later i saw on the bottle old ale , and all old ales ive had were from hair of the dog so that explains a lot . very nice, complex , sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dEnk (3811) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ wwt. Aroma is caramel, laurel, liquorice. Flavour is the same with metal. Boring. Next please.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4472) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle at WWT3. Poured a hazy dark brown with a frothy white head. The aroma is rich alcoholic and resinous, dry and a little earthy. The flavour is medium bitter, earthy, weak liqourice and not much else apart from the alcohol. Great to taste.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ WWT III, courtesy of Borresteijn. Massive gusher. Pours a light brown with a big, fluffy off white head. Aroma of caramel, spices and slightly booze. Flavour is medium sweet, light alcoholic. Quite alcoholc overall, decent brew..

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
smmadge (87) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Tasting at WWT lll. Not very special, bit easy going. Would not want to drink it again. Round though..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5362) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
75cl bottle sampled at wwt3. Gusher. Very thin white head. Clear golden pour. Nice brew

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense N, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel, dark fruit, yeast and grass. Flavour is roasted caramel, light sour notes, dark fruit and alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2012
25.11.12. Bottle. Large amount of foam, quite compact, leaves thick lacing, mocha-colored. Clear, dark brown beer. Aroma is sugar, a bit of coffee, vinous, hint of sourness, strong dark sugar. Reminds me of Grimbergen Optimo Bruno, which is a very bad thing. Flavor is quite sweet, sourness that reminds me of Aardmonnik (not as strong). Again hints of the same Grimbergen. Alcohol is well hidden, I guess. Mouthfeel a bit foamy. Aftertaste malty and slightly sour.

Overall a different beer. The nasty sweet and sour combo that reminds me of Optimo Bruno is enough to make me dislike this one.


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