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

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vickey9 (551) - Brussels, - MAR 9, 2013
This was 8% ABV. Clear blond, thick white head. Nose is hoppy and herby. Carbon seems to be light, body medium and texture near to oily. Taste is bitter. Palate id hops, dandelious honey and bitter herbs. B@H


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1221) - ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2014
Hazy pale yellow beer, thick and dense white head. Nose is hops, slight sweetness, malty notes, spice and fruity hints. Flavor is malt, some sweetness, herbal-spicy hoppy bitterness in the finish with some citric notes. Oily mouthfeel, medium body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (321) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 5, 2014
bright malty aroma with hints of yeast and spices... the taste is malty and spicy with some fruity and spicy notes and bright hoppy bitterness... dry bitter aftertaste...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2014
ivorywhite dense head leaves lacing. orange blonde colour. aroma is bit tripel like, yeasty, peppery, bit sugarsweetness. taste is like aroma, with a very pronounced rather harsh bitter finish. medium body and carbonation. bottle 33cl

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lobs_ols (155) - LATVIA - DEC 3, 2014
Transparent gold, medium white head. Light continental hop and trappist yeast on the nose. Intensely bitter taste, with notes of caramel and cellar. Finishes bitter and a bit dry. Not my cup of tea. Because its beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3484) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines; clear golden yellow pour with a massive frothy white head, earthy hop aroma, taste has grapefruit, intense bitterness, toffee, some yeast action.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rein242 (12) - - NOV 4, 2014
Flesje 33cl,heldere gele kleur, een dikke schuimkraag die snel inzakt. Ruikt naar graan en hooi. In begin een licht zoetige smaak die overgaat in een licht hoppige, bittere, nasmaak. Een soepel, makkelijk drinkbaar biertje.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjik83 (646) - - OCT 28, 2014
33cl flesje bij De Gouverneur, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 8% Uitgeschonken in origineel Buffalo glas Uiterlijk: goudkleurig met dikke witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: ruikt een beetje naar wiet, erg bitter zoals de naam al aangeeft, hoppig Conclusie: geen slecht bier, voor mijn smaak te straf qua bitterheid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchMark (194) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Typical Belgian. Good quality brew but not very exciting. Very drinkable though. Clear yellow with nice white head and prickly carbonation. Flavor starts a bit sweet with some tartness and goes to a long mildly bitter aftertaste. There is some citrus, yeast, licorice and malts in the flavor. Enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (1138) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 5, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Hazy gpden-orange colour with white head. Hoppy, citric and yeasty aroma. Citric, yeasty, bitter taste, slightly sweet. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jice (121) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 2, 2014
Trs forte amertume qui persiste longtemps en bouche, le houblon est trs prsent. Beau col de mousse, persistante, qui retombe doucement le long du verre.


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