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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2005
A Mes rate: Hoppy and sweet. Looks very tripelish. Darkish blonde and slightly cloudy. Head is just a thin film. Tastes stronger than it is to me. Lots of yeast and orange and not particularly inspiring. Something acrid in the finish which spoilt the overall impression for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21692) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2005
Bottled. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized lasting off white head. Aroma of spices, caramel, malts and fruits. Sweet flavour of fruits, dried fruits, caramel and spices.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2005
Bright golden colour, with some very very small particles and a nice creamy head. Aroma of yeast and malt, with some citrus and fruity notes. Smooth taste and quite sticky texture, with a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness, with a little more hoppy long finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2005
Dark golden, white head. Aroma from figs, cream and almond. Creamy, nutty flavor with fruits. Malty at first, thean turning hoppy and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2005
(Bottle at Delirium Cafe, Brussels) Amber with a small offwhite head. Malty, fruity aroma. Fruit and malt in the flavor as well, nutty notes, vanilla and some toffee.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sten (689) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Amber-golden coloured beer with the taste of oranges and malt, there is a sence of citrus and spices. But not one of my favourites. (Bottle 33cl) (Bottle 33cl aged 4 years, aroma 7/10, appearance 4/5, flavor 8/10, palate 4/5, overall impression 15/20. This makes a total of 3.8. Not bad at all. Thanks to the innkeeper of ’het kafeeke’ at Heultje for giving me this bottle.) New rating. Sweet and malty aroma, flavour is also sweet, malty and spicy. (Bottle 33cl)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25079) - Lyserødovre, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Dark golden with a soft and very lasting head. Very close to the "Tongelo Dubbel Blond" which must be the base of this with some minor alterations in the recipe. A lovely velvety soft mouthfeel and a less sharp bitterness. 261097

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
schuimkroaat (424) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2005
33cl bottle, - out of date- bbe 8th Feb 05. Orval-coloured, turbid, small head. Malt with some peach, and unmistakeably alcohol in the aroma. Flat, rubbery and with a strange bitterness. Aging apparently does not improve this beer, will try a fresh version again (which I remember as being somewhat better).

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2005
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a big white head. Light spicy yeasty aroma and a sweet fruity light alcoholic taste. Medium body and a sweet alcoholic finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2005
Amber color with a white head. The taste is sweet with a nice fruityness. Very light dry spices on the palate.


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