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


on tap

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (409) - SINGAPORE - APR 25, 2015
Draught at Oosters, Singapore on 18/04/15. Golden colour, slightly cloudy with an off-white creamy head. Soft to medium carbonation. Aroma of sweet malt, grass and hops. More sweet than bitter. Fruity, malty and a little dry. Strong - the alcohol does come through. Simular to a strong Leffe Blonde. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1670) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2015
330mL bottle from The International Beer Collector BB 06/03/15 Pours a big, rocky, creamy white typically Belgian-looking head atop a slightly cloudy blonde body. Spicy sort of nose - floral herbal, slightly woody hops, bit of nutmeg/clove-like phenolic yeast character. ripe stonefruit note and toasty malt. Rather dry body, some odd phenolic astrigency there, lifted carbonation - boozy might be aiding the dryness. Light touch of sweet malt upfront, obvious white sugary note - not so well integrated - more of those ripe stonefruits, herbal hops. Rather bitter finish, dry, warming. Seems to miss the mark a bit - too boozy, too bitter, maybe both?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
borre_m (814) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2015
Pours Clear golden, aroma is a bit funky. Taste has some bitterness, but lacking character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 5, 2015
Pale yellow color with some sediments and a big lasting and frothy white head. Aroma is malty with citric and coriander notes. Flavor is very sour and acid, with a long bitter end. Body is average and carbonation is high.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5966) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2015
Tap @ Weeshuis Schiedam, medium sample. Clear yellow to golden color, short frothy head. Aroma of grassy hop, slight spicy and peppery yeast. Quite bitter for a belgian tripel style beer. Going towards Duvel and Westmalle Tripel, and that’s a compliment. Quite tasty in its grassy and flowery bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abio (1817) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2015
Golden coloured brew. A big ugly head, not my thing of foam. Decent grassy and a nice bitterness. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werthergoethe (213) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 8, 2015
Крепкий бельгий& эль с горьким послевк&

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (6189) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a hazy straw colour with a frothy white head and lots of bubbles. The aroma is yeast, citrus hop. The flavour is moderate bitter, light sweet with a big dry yeast, hop bitter, light alcohol palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5187) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
6th Feb 2015: 33cl bottle in the lovely ’Yesterdays World Beers’ a bar inside an antique shop in Brugge. One of 65 different bottles to choose from (this being one of the two unrated by me). Mini-haze to the golden amber pour, white head on top. Fairly sweet for a ’bitter’ with mild hop nose soon taken over by the malt content, same in the taste. Easy to drink and pleasant, a nice blend in fact: crisp and sharp with the hop element, smooth and calmer with the maltiness. Better than decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (2406) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
Aroma of fruits, yeast, malty notes, hint of hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a welcome moderate bitter finish. Nicely carbonated. Good above-average bitter Belgian Ale.

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