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

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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle from Willems. Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and dark sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Soft and smooth. 050812

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2012 Bottle @ home. Aroma is loads of (red) fruits, thick caramel and bready malt, strong yeast. Flavour is artificial red fruit, caramel, malts, quite sweet. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle @ Bjarnes. Pours dark brown with a white head. Aroma of malts, yeast, dark fruit. Taste is sweet bready malts, caramel, dried dark fruit, yeast. Medium to full body, soft carbpnation.030612

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (2078) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2012
Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel and malts. Flavor is malts, dark fruits, alcohol and some yeast. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
borisz (374) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2012
Medium brown, off white head. Slightly sour corky aroma. Flavor is all honey and syrup, very pancake like in a way. Finishes dry. Ouch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
bottle from beer planet. slightly cloudy brown, beige smooth but also fluffy head.boozy woody aroma, caramel, malts, spices.faint dried fruits.flavor is malty, honey, caramelly, dried fruits, quad like flavor, only a little honey like sweetness too.nice sweet belgian.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (1666) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
330 ml bottle via Beer Planet. Pours very dark brown with nice frothy head. Malt aroma with a hint of chocolate. Taste of burnt chocolate. Very slight chalky/alkaline tones. Full body with very dry almost dusty finish. A good, distinctive beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Black pour with a beige head. Honey, caramel and vanilla nose. Vanilla, caramel and fresh cream flavour. Dry, bitter-sweet finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (1650) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JAN 22, 2012
Bottled. Dark brown color with a nice beige head that keeps a lace until the end. Aroma is malty and sweet some dark fruit hints as well. Tastes follow the aroma, ends is awesome... Very nice beer...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (3005) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2011
33cl bottle from Bierzwerg. Poured mahogany color with a frothy white head. Aroma is caramel, yeast and some spicy notes. Flavor very similar. Alcohol coming through when warmer. Very sweet. Almost full bodied. Felt quite dull, nothing that stands out in any way.


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