Brewed by ’t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Beerzel, Belgium


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8476) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
75cl bottle sampled at wwt3. Gusher. Very thin white head. Clear golden pour. Nice brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (7895) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2012
26/X/2012 - 75cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2012-1189) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Clear brown beer, aery beige to brown head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha, coffee, dusty, some chocolate, cocoa powder, overripe and dried fruits. MF: lively carbon, a bit too much, medium body. Taste: red fruits, bit sourish, caramel, overripe banana, alcohol, little bitter, earthy, mocha, spices. Aftertaste: star anise, bit sour, mocha, hop bitterness, dry ending. Not sure if infected or intentional sourness. Doesn’t work for me in this type of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (15435) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle @ Bandlys Blålys, Odense 2012. Pours unclear amber with a white head. Nose is sweet and fruity.A bit of spices and liquorice. Slight fruity acidic. Warmth..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2012
2012.10.03 - bottle 75cl - brown with creamy head. Nose : alcohol, malts, bits of sourness/fruit. Some sweetness in the mouth, lots of alcohol and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (2024) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 8, 2012
75cl bottle. Brown and hazy, big tanned head. Nose : Cheese, caramel, toffee, dairy, red fruits. Sip : decent carbonation, medium body, oily texture. Sweet with distinctive flavors of toffee, cherry, tart. Alcohol is well hidden but it comes back warming in the aftertaste. The flavor of this beer lasts long and it is mostly sweet, slightly sour. Really sweet and candy like but well balanced and delicious way to accompany cakes and maybe some wild meat. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (12193) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2012
Swing top bottle. Dark brown color. Maltaroma with caramel and soft spicy notes. Speculaas. Full bodied. Malty sweet flavor with hints of roast, pear drups and speculaas. The massive alcohol is hidden behind the even more massive sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (5173) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2011
Very dark brown colour. Sweet, sour and fruity aroma. The flavour is sweet but has a sour cherry edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
Draft, Essen Kerstbierfestival 2011. Darker brown coloured ber with some very light carbonation and a small brown head. Herby aroma (hints of cloves). Rather alcohol - wintery aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is full malty roasted, sweet bitter with a clear spicy and alocohol touch. Not bad.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 7

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50