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


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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2771) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 14, 2014
Bottle from Asahiya. Light cherries, prune, dark brown sugar, and some boozy fumes. Light cola brown color. Moderately spicy roast malt initial, with some decided juniper edges and herbal medicine / alc. warmth rises quickly, along light tea, honey, and hard candy / finishes with a jolt of sweetness and then levels out into a light dusting of sugar. Medium body. Tasty, complex stuff that offers itself up slowly and slyly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfuen03 (357) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 6, 2014
Dark liquid, average sized dark head. Rich and very complex aroma: smooth honey, clove, raisins, sugar. Medium body, medium carbonation, very nice sweet finish. Taste is sweet, with hone, yeasts, licorice, smooth caramel and roasted sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (2339) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2014
bruin met minimale witte kraag, welk een aroma van voornamelijk mouttonen heeft. redelijke kandij zoetigheid, zwak bitter, redelijk kruidig, medium body, romig/glad in de mond, lage co2, met een zoete afdronk. goed op elkaar afgestemde smaken. Ik had op het etiket en de brouwer afgaande ook wel wat honing in het bier verwacht, echter deze heb ik niet weten te herkennen.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Simmie77 (10) - - FEB 18, 2014
Truly a remarkable beer!!!! But then again not!!! Buyin a bottle is just as crazy as buying a bottle of Helleketetel. I have been to that café, more then once, and yes it is that cozy and warm as you might expect! But drinking this beer will give you that experience, even at home! Godly is all I have to say. Underrated, is the second thing I have to say! Balanced with lots of herbs. Complex but very enjoyable. It takes some time to define this beer is all I know. Hoppy, earthy, with a lot of caramels and ofcorse resins, who cares a shit. One of the best beers I have ever drunk, and one of the most surprising ones ever! With bananas and stewed porks and roasted aborigionals. ? If I see the taste palletes for most of the beers here they resemble each other quite well. Define your own taste. I have had the pleasure, after drinking another beers from this brewery, but I so freaking much liked this one!!!! What else do you want to know, that there was hop in it? Malty, but mediocre, but champagne like with herbs? A stuffed animal with golden wings and butterscotch, with breasts from cough drop? C’mon! This beer was a mix from all of that, and even more. For me it easily resembles the Trappist beer format we know, O and I have another surprise for you, you chocolate and peach lovers! :D Or Daffodils, cheese, rotten eggs lovers,, whatever you like! :D Drinking a Westvleteren now, and wishing it was a Zotte Bie!!!! I have found another remarkable beer that is truly commercial. :D Bought it at the Biergrens in Belgium, in Holland... Long story...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachneger (392) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
Donker zwartrobijn kleurig bier. Koffiecreme kleurig bier. Geur zoet lichte vorm van laulier. Smaak zoet drop droge nasmaak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (824) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Lively carbonation, giving a good, long lasting head. This might have dampened the aroma I was getting, which was mainly roasted malt. The flavour is great, the malt and spice give way to a smooth honey flavour at the end. The carbonation, and the spicy first taste make it very drinkable for a high abv. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2965) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
Bit better than the usual honey beers, thanks to the spices and different malts. Still a little sweet though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1503) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2013
330 ml bottle at home - taken from nites 18/03/2012. Pours deep brown with a medium light beige head. Intense malt nose with honey, raisins and some sublte clove smell. Medium body with a tad too much sweetness. Aromas of dried and jammy forest fruits, caramel, malts. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
smmadge (87) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2013
Dark pour with hardly any head. Aroma and taste of sweet sugercane and many roasted spices. Bit too sweet to my liking but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
33cl bottle, gusher, well I guess that’s a continuing issue with this brwery, at least this one did not explode like another Bie did in my cellar. Bottled on 11/2012. Brune-ambrée, col beige disparaissant vite. Arôme est centré sur les malts avec ici un bouquet caramel, presque sucre caramélisé agréables. Note d’épice accompagne le tout laissant une impression de cannelle et girofle ainsi qu’une note douce pouvant donner à penser à du miel. Palais offre de suite ses 9%, le tout restant sur un malt dominant qui est efficace. Pétillance un peu trop élevée, avec un rappel malté entre caramel et chocolat voir un léger torréfié-malt grillé, le tout ponctué par un fini épicé. Bière qui vaut plus mais qui continue de souffrir de ce manque de finition dans l’embouteillage.

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