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

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Huge explosion. Pours a fading beige head with a cola-brown body. Aromas of dark dried fruit and dark sugar. Flavors of candied sugar and figs, dates, plums. Finish is dry.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (4813) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2014
11.2 oz bottle, very cool new label. Nose is malty and has definite Belgian yeast, also a touch meaty and with light levels of toast/roast. Some sugary candis and dark stone fruit, darker swaths of caramel/toffee. Pours dark amber-brown with a large and dense rocky beige head. Taste is watered-down Dubbel with a very airy, expansive fizzy body; strong mineral character and light-medium bitterness, but almost no sweetness at all. Very faint tang. Fully attenuated and faintly warming, the fruit and malt characters fade relatively quickly and cede dominance to lasting yeasty character, again very airy and Belgian. OK for slow-going, but not revelatory.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (8092) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Brown color, huge soapy beige head that lasts for a long time. Smell and taste malts, a hint of caramel, some dark malts and brown sugar and towards the end a hint of bitter. Decent body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Brown colour with a huge beige head. Smells malts, unfresh, some raisins, glue. Tastes malts, raisins, slightly hoppy and slightly roasty. Medium body, medium carbo.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CharlyBeer (76) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2014
Pas de corps, beaucoup de mousse...rien de spécial. L’étiquette est très captivante par contre.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (259) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2014 Big beige and very stable head on top of a deep dark-brown beer. Chocolate and coffee/mocha fill the nose and dominate flavourwise, along with some smooth and rounded bitterness, vanilla, nuts. Aftertaste’s a little bit dry. Medium-full bodied, creamy texture, low carbonated. Nice brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Russo (1678) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 9, 2014
Brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is floral roasted malt and sweet. Flavor of is like aroma with hints of chocolate. Low to medium carbonation and body with a dry finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
77ships (3681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2014
Courtesey & thanks to Kraddel. 33 cl. bottle sampled. GUSHER, all over the place. Pours a dark brown, faint red hue, little head. Smells sour, lactic, chocolate, tart, sour milk, coffee grounds,… Tastes of minerals, sour milk and sour coffee grounds, tart, spoiled cream, chocolate, chocolate malts,… Higher carbonation, infection style. To me this tasted like infected, whatever it was, it was a drain pour.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2958) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle , bit gushing Pours dark brown small white head Smell is sweet earth Very high carbo , chocolate , bit metallic , very nice , yet simple and overcarbonated

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westmeister (1723) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
From the $1 bin at Hop City (from old phone notes). Had to spell out the name in the phone to remember. Poured with crazy head and ample lace. Head literally lasted minutes. Smell is candied sugar, super sweet, little spice. Taste is little cardboard, cola, ripe fruits, little spice, candied sugar, toffee. Understand why this was only a dollar. Past its prime and light struck or poorly kept. Oh well still worth the dollar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2458) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2013
33cl bottle from Beerhive. Appearance - total gusher to start with so lost a third I’d guess Then opaque black with a generous creamy head. Nose - nutty with an elegant sweet toffee thing going on. Taste - definite boozey note initially then it opens oit into more sweet toffee. Palate - initially medium bodied then the sweetness kicks in. The finish could be fresher but the richness becomes accustomed to. Overall - yes very enjoyable.


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