Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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).

Lubiere's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, - JUN 15, 2009
A hazy golden ale with a thick onctuous off white head, lacing and beautiful. A very herbal hops aroma, catnip, some Brett, and lemon notes. In mouth, another fine Orval style ale, with bready malt, light Brett notes, coriander, orange peels, herbal bitterness, very sustained. Bottle bought in Amsterdam, Nov. 2006, so 2.5 years old. Still a treat!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (1008) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016

Slight aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, orange and spices.

Hazy/turbid amber/orange beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast and orange; ends slightly dry with spices.

This beer is rather intense and balanced, but lacks complexity. The aroma was.. nothing really and the palate was so-so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bijl (274) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
Oranje / geel kleurig, lichte waas, schuimkraag is Crème met grove bellen. Schuimkraag zakt vlot weg naar een laagje. Aroma: Koriander, licht geroosterde mouten, karamel, Belgische gist, bloemig en kruidig / scherp. Bij opwarming komt er ook een zoet fruitig aroma vrij. Smaak: Koriander, moutig (licht geroosterd en karamel zoet), rijp fruit, perzik. Kruidig en scherpe nabitter vanuit de hops. CO2 is medium, redelijk volle body en romig mondgevoel. In de afdronk bitter en kruidig.... scherp op de zijkant van de tong. Een prima bier die niet uitnodigd om snel te drinken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5902) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle, pours lightly hazy golden, with white head. Notes of wood, coriander, glue, and orange peel, Finish is plastic and sweet Malt. Bitter finish. Wit bier

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (837) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
33cl bottle at the brewery tap-room on 09-Apr-2016, poured into a long stemmed tulip glass. Clear dark amber colour with a small white head which disipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast and sweet malt. Light bittersweet flavours of spices, malt and fruit. Feeling more of a Belgian style pale ale than a Belgian Strong ale, but great anyway. This one’s a winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (787) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2016
Floral!!! Ja das kommt mir beim Genuss dieses wundervollen Bieres zuerst in den Sinn. Für ein BSA extrem hoppy & samtig. Klasse. Kleine Flasche im Cafe De Koffer zu Groningen. Ca. 4 Euro

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2261) - Hagen, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2015
0.33 l bottle from ’Sterk Avondverkoop’, best before February 2016. Clear, orangeish amber with a huge, dense, almost stable, tan head. Sweetish, fruity-spicy aroma of coriander and peach with hints of honey and vanilla. Sweetish, fruity-spicy taste of peach and coriander with hints of honey, caramel and vanilla, followed by a crisp, medium bitter finish with hints of licorice. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very nice! But you really need to like coriander and peach, otherwise you’ll hate this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle thanks to minutemat, cheers Matt. Slightly hazy golden amber beer. Aroma of yeast and malts. Taste is malts, caramel, yeast and some spice. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle thanks to sarky northner via matt cheers boys. Golden ok head. Aroma is caramel malts coriander taste same some warmth yeast pepper lots of corriander. Ok body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2015
On tap at Arendsnest. Light brown color, little bit of dark fruit flavor to it, but subdued. I can get both the flowers and the caramel...doesn’t sound like it’d be good but it works. One of the better beers on my trip for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrus, koriander, jäst med toner av karamell, plommon och övermoget äpple. Fruktig, lätt salt, fin beska med smak av citrus.

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