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Brewed by Brouwerij t IJ
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A prize-winning beer that we brew specially for De Bierkoning. The fruity, bitter hops and lightly roasted malt complement each other perfectly in this light brown beer. These flavours are accentuated with a little coriander to produce a full aroma of flowers, citrus and a hint of caramel. An irresistible beer that was crowned in the Brussels Beer Challenge with a silver medal in the Herb & Spice category.

Vlo stands for Vodden, Lompen en Ongeregeld (translates a bit as rags, bags and bums).


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (1558) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
bottle at home, poured a cloudy amber colour with a off head. caramel sweetness, malts, overiped apples, plums, yeast, raisins, cloves, bit of a pepper hint in the finish, ok beer...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZodiacM (215) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Amberkleurig bier met mooie schuimkraag. Eerste smaak die opvalt is de hoppige grassmaak, bitter, moutig en tonen van gedroogd fruit. In de geur komt vooral de mout en het fruit naar boven. De nasmaak is vooral bitter met gras. Lekker bier!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5750) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
330ml Bottle - Amber with a slight haze. Peach, spice and apricot in the aroma. Fruity and moderately hoppy taste with notes of lemon, caramel, peach and dried apricot.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (439) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2015
Has somewhat an amber-like appearance and aromas. A very nice beer full of aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7171) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 16, 2014
bottle from beergeek in prague. dark amber with a fluffy off-white head; aroma of kiwi fruit and grass; light caramel notes, faint coriander, synthetic watermelon. decent enough

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3483) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Clear warm golden colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, caramel, sweet malts, some mint notes, light spicy. Light bitter flavour, straw, light spicy. Spicy bitter finish, caramel, ripe fruits.
(from 33cL bottle @ home)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (440) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle, pours hazy light brown with a large firm white head. Aroma: baked apples, floral, yeasty. Taste: apricot, apples, overripe red grapes, overripe pineapple, white raisins, banana, pepper, salt, coriander. Light sweet, medium bitter. Fruity dry and slightly sour finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9431) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2014
Trbes orangegelbes Bier mit viel Schaum. Geruch sehr fruchtig malzig, floral. Geschmack fruchtig malzig, etwas hefig, floral, wrzig.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2870) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Specialty ale made for De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Deep amber colour, powerful aroma of sweet spices and perfumes, which are also present in the taste, but well-balanced by a powerful, herbal hop bitter finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2950) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle 330ml at home, poured into a small tulip glass, ABV 7% Very dark orange to light amber in colour, tall and thick off-white head on top. Good acticity in the glass, visible although the beer is quite hazy and somewhat murky. The head has very good retention, taking ages to collapse entirely, and it leaves heavy lacing after it finally did. Aroma of light caramel, grains, fruity notes with apricot being dominant, some yeast. Taste also of grains, yeast, quite bitter straight away with the bitterness beig a long lasting one, again fruity notes of peaches and apricots. Medium body, good lively carbonation. Very dry on the palate. Overall a great beer, I was expecting a generic belgian style blond seeing its brewed for a beer shop but I was wrong, this can stand everywhere by itself.


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