Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (11196) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2007
Bottled, 330ml, from E. LeClerc Vouziers. Gold amber with white head. Quite a dull Belgian Ale, a little spice, quite sweet, a bit rough around the edges, quite poor really. Disappointing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
downender (6767) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2007
Bottle. Amber with a moderate white head. This did nothing for me. Tired hop aroma with some soggy yeast. Flavour was forgettable before a dry finish limped into view. And I thought Palm Speciale was dull...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goozen (3286) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2007
Bottle 0,25ltr: Amber with some spices and light sweetish taste and some waterish, bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jerre (2838) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2007
Bottle, 25 cl. Amber with creamy white head. Aroma: sweet and spicy hints. Thin bodied. Taste sweet and a very little bitter, finisch is dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2007
Malty, Apples, Plums and yeast but I understand it has changed over the years to a boring beer. 481 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle. Short white but lasting head. Dark cobber clear body. Mild and spicy hgops aroma. Flavor of oranges and caramel. Lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2007
Spritzy red amber pour with generous white head. Sourish yeasty aroma with a hint of woodsiness. Mellow dusty spice, yeasty dryness, banana, wheat, metal, and lingering doughy malt afters. Leaning towards a very bitter Wit or biscuity Alt. Refreshing and flavour-packed for the ABV, and a considerably better beer than recent reviews give it credit for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3331) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2007
UPDATED: APR 22, 2009 25cL bottle from Malmedy. Rather average ale. Small head that disappeared quickly. A good pub beer, but nothing amazing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2006
On tap at Mirabelle, Brussels. Was new to me. Spicy but a bit bland nonetheless. Just another ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
arjoseph (640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2006 On tap into its own glass, Au Bon Vieux Temps, Brussels. Don’t come here. I don’t know why I did; I was wandering around Brussels, slightly drunk, just hopping from place to place, and the little alley this sits in looked mysterious and inviting. I walked in the place to see two old women gossiping at the bar. Tap list sucks. Anyway, thought I’d try the namesake beer. Almost clear gold with sticky fizzy off-white head. Racing amounts to a few straggling bubbles (around 5 bubbles, plus or minus 1). Smells like a yeasty bready dubble with some bad cheese. Bland. Kind of minty, slightly medicinal, with a soggy piece of bread disolved in half a pint of water as the main impression. Body is not bad, somewhat fizzy. Not worth 3 Euro.

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