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Brewed by t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Belgian Ale
Beerzel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2009
330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Rich reddy brown, small tight beige head. Zingy, but also a bit dusty, hoppy aroma. Crisp carbonation, but still a smooth palate. Rich malty body, heading towards dry ashiness, and some salty mature camembert too. Hops quite prominent, and leave a nice tingly finish. Good one, all the way to the end of the glass.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (4946) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2008
Bottled. Hazy brown color, medium off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, some dried fruit, molasses. Bit sweet taste, malty, some caramel and toffee, hint of medicine though.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2008
A truly ugly beer to look at. I dont think Ive ever given a one for appearance before. Murky, faecal, reddish brown with a scummy saliva like beige head. Initial impression of the aroma was herby and spicy perhaps even with a little mint. Then a sweet, leathery, yeasty maltiness developed. The taste has that sweet malt, but some rather less attractive flavours as well, a sort of chalky, peppery, sour aspirin or indigestion tablet taste that I couldnt quite identify. Some background dryness. I really didnt like this much.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (3856) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Smell is musty, pepper, grains, flowers, vegtables, and malts. Look is brown, light brown with an off white head. Taste is sweet, malts, hops, and flowers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5200) - ITALY - NOV 21, 2008
scura disrteta schiuma piuttosto pwersistente note di malto tostato legno un tocco di etilico piuttosto morbida luievemente erbacea mediamente luppolata un tocco di legno

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle(donker) pours very dark brown almost black with a 2 finger light tan head. Plenty of floaties. Smells like roasted barley, spent coffe grinds, and thin alcohol. The mouth is super creamy and matches the tons of dark malt in the flavor. There is some smokiness and a little bit of chocolate. I love how malty it is. The mouth compliments the roasty flavors very well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2008
(Bottle, BB 02/09) Pours a brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of floral, toastiness, fennel, and caramel. Flavor of toasted malt, raisins, caramel, and light cocoa with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye...Pours a hazy brown with off-white head. Aroma of citris and honeysuckles. Flavor is malty with a nice tangy citrus and nice bitter. Has a light-med. body with high carbonation. Over all good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma of hibiscus, liccorice/pastis/absenthe, anise, dates, alcohol, and chocolate. Taste is very minty, malty and yeasty, with a bit of anise and cocoa powder. Watery mouthfeel, light carbonation. Very different.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (5584) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 6, 2008
Bottled(330ml). -as Hofdraak Donker.
Hazy ruby brown coloured, small pale brown head, spicy nose with notes of anise and raisins. Sweet malty, yeasty, spicy and syrupy taste with notes of licorice and some herbs. Bitterish finish.


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