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

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RATINGS: 193   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (5260) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
33 cl bottle. BBE 12/2013.
Pours hazy orange color with a large off-white head. Earthy aroma, some sourish fruits, hops, spices and yeast. Flavor of spices, mild malts, some fruits, yeast and caramel. Mild sourish palate, sweetish malty finish.
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (4941) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
33 cl bottle @ lusikka, BBE 12/2013
Aroma is somewhat fruity with peaches, some funky notes, citrus and spices. Flavour is sourish with some salt, earthy notes, citrus and hints of vinegar. Feels a bit malty on some sips. Leathery palate. Messy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3068) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
330ml bottle

BBE 12/2013 - Pours murky orange with a tiny white head. Aroma of dry ripe fruits, malts, hints of spices and grassy hops. Taste is fruity, spicy and mildly malty with hints of grassy hops. Finish is hoppy, sweetish and mildly malty. Okay, quite hoppy Belgian ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
R2k2 (292) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
Dark, unclear ginger colored beer. Sweet, fruity aroma of peaches. Bitter taste with something sweet in the middle. The bitter aftertaste remains for a while. Donker, troebel gemberkleurig bier. Zoet fruitig aroma van perziken. bittere smaak met op de achtergrond een zoete toets. De nasmaak is lang bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (4809) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
330 ml bottle, shared by my son Steinar, who brought it from the brewery. Brownish cloudy colour, large off-white head. Lovely and interesting spicy and yeasty aroma and flavour. A beer I definitely would buy again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cassius (47) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
Beautiful color but very bitter taste, poured out the bottle completely with the depot

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopbel (19) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
Fles. Fijn schuim. Robijnrode kleur. Ruikt naar alcohol en gist. Vol mondgevoel richting het cremige. Caramel en hazelnotenschilletjes. Lijkt op bitterheid van een orval (zal de hop zijn) maar mist de complexiteit. Lekker biertje geen toppertje.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJoer (561) - NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2013 Chestnut coloured beer with a small to medium white head.Sweet fruity soft honey smell.Sweet soft citrus hints of honey medium bitter and dry aftertaste. Some difficult to place tastes, milkshake like texture.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OllieBBommel (939) - NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2013
Bottle@tasting (1998), 330ml. Head: beige foam. Colour: clear, copper. Aroma: yeast, sour. Taste: sour. Palate: medium bitter-sour finish. Overall: ok

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (274) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Special bottling for the Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Dark beer with a spicy taste. Good and pleasant aftertaste.


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