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Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
Tap @ Plan B, Cph.
Pours hazy golden with a small, staying, frothy and creamy white head. Aroma has mild butter, malts, citrus and grass. Highish carbonation, good dry mouthfeel. Flavour is fairly bitter, grassy, light herbal, esters, citrus, oranges, green apple zest. Long, lingering dry and bitter finish. Fresh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3634) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and mostly lasting head. Moderate sweetish and malty aroma, some bread, light grassy hoppyness and spiciness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, sharp peppery spiciness and light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, sharp spiciness and some alcohol. Bitter?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2010
Golden blond, average carbonation and a huge firm white head. Nice sweet and hoppy touched aroma. Full creamy palate. Finish is slightly bitter hoppy hinted with a far yeasty hint. Nicely balanced. Very good one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (7253) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2010
18/11/2010 - 33cl bottle @ home

Clear golden yellow beer, thick creamy adhesive rocky head. Aroma: hops, dusty, alcohol, pepper. MF: light carbonisation, soft texture, medium body. Taste: fruity, little hoppy, sweet malts, pear. Aftertaste: dry bitter, ripe fruits, honey. Not bad, but not exactly that bitter...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2010
On tap at Moeder Lambic. Gold body with tall head. Nose quite hoppy and bitter. Taste is fruity, hoppy sweet. Nice bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Bottle. Clowdy orange light gold pour with nice white head. Sweet bread, fruit and herb. Nice balance. lighter body and short finish. Pretty good beer but there are a lot of better options.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2010
Botle@Home. Strong sweet citrus aroma. Yellow colour, large white head, fair lace. Sweet, bitter, citrus, licht citric, hint of grass. Stricky yet hop dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2010
Murky golden with sediments and a huge frothing white head. Tripple like aroma of fruits and herbs. Nice belgian style fruity sweetness with an alchohol bitterness. ok

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 30, 2010
Flöska. Hazy deep golden colour with a huge very lively white creamy steady head, well lasting leaving a very good lacing, really beautiful looking. Pleasant fruity moderate sweet yeasty flavour with some spice over it, nice. Good mouthfeel. Fruity and yeasty bitter flavour with citrus, spice and pine. Dry fruity bitter yeasty finish. Tasty brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (2050) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2010
330 ml bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spices and bitterness taste spices some fruits bitter and hops


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