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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2005
Pour is cloudy yellow with floaties and no head...smell is musty and sweet with hints of yeast and rotted cork...taste is dying with some sweetness and dark and light fruits, but bordering on lifeless...finish is quick and disappointing...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
Thanks to Shadey for this one. Yeasty and fruity. A little grape. Spicy and funky with fruit and alcohol. Plums, clay, pineapple. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Hazy yellow with some particulate. No head. Sweet nose. Big hit of sweet- too much. Some pineapple. Not very effervescent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2004
A golden brew pours forth from this bottle into the glass, but leaves a mess of odd flecks and floaties, and this is forgiven by the beauty of the snow-white cap of creamy foam above. Aroma, fresh, airy, and sugary-sweet, with minor sour notes. hidden underneath. Taste: sweetness right from the start, married well with a nice, fruity character, peachy, citric, lemony and orangeish, very smooth and creamy, soft and light, candyish in the sugar-like quotient, very pleasant, tasty, easy to quaff. Body is light,to medium, and the finish is nice and soft and sweet. Label speaks of an "abundance of malt in the palate" and "mildly hopped"...finally, truth in advertising! This is nice, with tiny tart notes jumping in to joust with the sweet, a nice easy to swallow, despite the 8% ABV, Belgian-style Dutch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
bottle. yeasty and pear aroma. golden body looks almost like apple juice. pear and various fruit flavour. light body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kevin (2160) - New Mexico, USA - APR 2, 2005
dark yrllow with some orange color and a light fizz to it. aroma is yeasty, raisin, and musty cork. flavors are earthy, dark and dusty with a dry chocolate and yeast finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
750 ml bottle shared. Some head on this orangish gold pour. Aromas of sweet sugar and fruit. Flavors had some spice and touches of tartness. Bready finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Pours a light yellow color with a white head. Aroma is spicy, wheaty, and some hops. Flavor is malty, wheaty, spicy, some honey, and a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2005
Clear orange. Big white head. Lots of fruit in the aroma. Still good after all these years. Some funk. I will go back and get those last two bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Amber gold pour with a large white ehad that cut in half quickly. Nice lacing. Lots of citrus in the nose; bitter orange and lemons. Some coriander and floral hops. Malty flavors with orange and lemons. Sour apples. Hops are bitter and floral. Warm alcohol. Tangy palate, full bodied and a bitter finish with alcohol

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