Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Horste
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Nederhorst Den Berg, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A full-bodied, copper ale with an enticing aroma and a warm rich finish. Mildly hopped with an abundance of malt in the palate in the finest tradition of the Netherlands.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
Citrus, yeast in the aroma, hazy golden, small white head. Flavours are yeast, grapefruit, bread and pears. It’s full bodied, well balanced and has a nice tongue tingle. Wonderful!! Thanks Shadey!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 19, 2003
Vermeer poured w/ a large, frothy, meringue-like head. It has a hazy yellow color. It has a distinct aroma that I can't quite place. I liked the aroma, but it was one of those smells that many might not, as others have noted. The taste was slightly fruity, maybe some green apples. If it were a bit crisper, I'd say it was a high alcohol white beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Another great brew from this brewery, too bad it got closed down. Very sweet malts in the aroma, hints of butterscotch, apple, subtle hoping, light spiciness, lots of cork-smelling-woodiness and honey. This brew is very fizzy and alive on the palate but still somehow manages to trick the mind with a very smooh thick sweet maltiness. Up front butterscotch provides a nice touch, followed by warm honey malts with some fruity apple tastes, yeast, and finishing with just a light almost stale/dry hopping. Pours a light amber/gold with a tall but fast falling white head that leaves no lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Looks almost identical to the De Horste's Beatrix - both are light copper with thin heads. The smell and taste of alcohol are noticeable. Rather fizzy, which hides some of the flavors, such as they are. Alcohol notes dominate mostly, because there is little sweetness to cover it up. This tastes a bit like an 8% abv witbier because its body is relatively light and uncomplicated. Not impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Pours with an amber orange color with lots of sediment. Light fruits in the aroma, spicy yeast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
Bottle. Golden yellow in colour with some suspended floaties. The aroma was rather yeasty, had lots of apples, earthy and bready. The flavour was yeasty, some citrus, apples again, pears and some pepper. Medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a medium bitterness with some alcohol. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2685) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2003
Large white bubbled foam. Golden amber liquid. Mineral laced aroma. Lots of underlying character, but not much personality. Abundant notes of cork, some biscuit, perfume, leafy hops, celery, honey, apples, and minty alcohol. Assertive rush of carbonation behind a firm mouthfeel. Red hot alcoholic flavors burn the mouth and nose on the exhale, thus masking most of the apples, coton candy, pear, soggy banana, and light fig flavors. Effervescence wipes away most of the flavors, only leaving in its wake alcoholic evidence. Almost like drinking dilluted corn syrup. Bad bottle? I think not. This is a slightly disappointing alcoholic fire that shows great potential once you get past the cloying sweetness and hot alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jazz88 (2668) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Bottle. A hazy golden amber color with an off-white head. A strong aroma but not necessarily good. It has a rubber and medical bandage type aroma and flavor. If I were to be more favorable I might call it earthy, leafy, and cider-like, with mint, alcohol, apples, and pears.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2005
04.23.05 750ml bottle thanks to Matta. Paler golden with huge white head. Sheeting lace. Lots of apple on nose, triple-ish. Sweet flavor up front with apple and white grapeskin. Fairly oxidized with sherry notes. Very dry to finish, very dry, very spicy. Pears emerge and linger. Wow it’s dry. Thanks Matt, for this fun brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2003
poured clear and golden with a very large white lumpy head..aroma of apples, powdered sugar, straw, and glue...full thick and creamy mouthfeel starts with apple and grassy flavors..giving into spicy alcoholic pepper notes..ending alcoholic and dry..heated..but not overly alcoholic..some sweetness in there somewhere but not cloying..green apple flavors in aftertaste..Yeah..definitely not up to par with beatrix..but the full body makes it nice nonetheless..

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