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


on tap

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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   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 (6482) - 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 (1845) - 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 (300) - 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 (7303) - 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 (6067) - 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 (3254) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (2591) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
Heldere gouden kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt kruiden, mout, hop. Smaakt bitterzoet, pils achtig, kruiden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (3670) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
Clear orange yellow, big lasting lacing cottonball like white foam head. Nice. Bitter hoppy aroma, bitter taste. Some roasty tones. Lasting aftertaste. Decent beer. (Velp 201502)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1698) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle. Pale golden body, very tall head. Right after pouring 95% of the glass content was foam. Aroma has a mixture of dry hops and Belgian yeast. That must be a Belgian IPA. Sweet malty taste with a high level of hoppiness (for Belgians). Resembles Duvel in some ways but has a less sharp carbonation and ABV. Drinkable but nothing exciting.

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