Brewed by Brouwerij de Bie
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Waregem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Zatte Bie from Brouwerij de Bie is a jet black masterpiece called drunken honey bee, slightly spiced, six different malts used from pale to dark one gives smoky, roasted note that is rare in such a big beer. Truly endearing ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdb84 (396) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2015
Pitch black, modest head. A: fruity, hairspray, dried apricot, hint of caramel, wine gums. Interesting. T: oily, distinct boozy hairspray taste, hint of cherry, candies. Deep boozy development, warming, but not too overwhelming. Aftertaste is a bit dry. Taste is robust and mature, just a bit too boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2724) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2015
Vintage 2012.
Into a chalice at cellar temperature. Cola brown which shimmers in the lights. Head is a steady, creamy and dense off-white foam with oily legs on the meniscus. Nose is dominated by strange notes of Vegemite™ with even stranger hints of kecap manis, soy and Worcestershire sauce. Vinous, sherryish, nutty palate. Prunes and dates with an earthiness that dries it. Not big but weighty enough to b filling. Soft in carbonation and smooth in the finish. Lengthy, musty and earthy, wine-like finish. Light dusty cocoa and wood notes mid-palate with a little burnt, bitter stonefruit. Kind of falls flat a little. Alkaline and ash linger. Not bad, but not the best of Belgian Strong’s. The nose is definitely unique though!! (33cL, Int’l beer Shop, Leederville)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Nicolas_M (158) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2015
Belgian strong Ale with sugar, that’s the easy way to describe the beer. In fact it’s difficult to say more about it. Well, I can add the taste of alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ulysse (378) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2015
Brownish colour with minimal head. Rather high carbonation. On the sweet end of the tongue. Candi sugar? Feels like a watered down version of rochefort.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
florent.janssens (263) - - SEP 1, 2015
Odeur de miel. Fort sucré. Le goût de sucre masque tout le reste. Alcool fort présent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (197) - LATVIA - JUL 22, 2015
Dark brown, cloudy appearance. Waterish aroma and taste, however can deel roasted malt, caramel and some fruity lines. However, the water line makes it refreshing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alusmamuts (1164) - LATVIA - JUL 22, 2015
Dark brown almost black with small beige head. Sweetsour fruity taste followed by moderate bitterness, staying in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1404) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle. shared at Alehouse, Chelmsford, 17th June 2015. White lacing. Dark brown appearance. Aroma is honeycomb, grains and caramel. Taste is caramel, honeycomb, some biscuity malt. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (2170) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
Notes from early 90s (and haven’t had it very often anymore since). Bottle. Brown color. Aroma’s: sweet, herbs & spices. Flavor is moderate to full sweet. Quite strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied.. Finishes with a herbal bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1413) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle at home from Brussels, 6th April 15. Ruby red brown, aroma is caramel, dark fruit, sweet. Taste is sweet, caramel raisins, not overly sweet, mouth feel thin. Not a bad beer

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