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

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RATINGS: 300   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
valcanan (12) - Apple Valley, California, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Very dark, aroma reminded me a samichlaus or a few other strong ales I've had. Taste is good and not to strong.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (127) - Soria, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2014
Presenta color ámbar oscuro, buena cabeza de espuma beige con excelente retención, en nariz malta tostada, caramelo, frutos negros y licor; entrada suave y maltosa con amargor casi nulo y alcohol bien integrado sus nueve grados no se perciben; notas a regaliz y especias; pos gusto largo y dulce en una cerveza agradable y fácil de beber, muy buena y recomendable ale oscura.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1100) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
Een donker bier met een heel uitgesproken smaak die mij zeker kon bekoren. Een aanrader

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moolesen (190) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown with a beige head. Malty nose. Very rich taste, unfortunate disturbed by some metallic tones. Coffee, chocolate and some roasted malt is giving a nice impression. Medium length. Quite high carbonization, but not disturbing. Very nice beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4521) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
22/VI/14 - 33cl bottle @ Cesar (Gent) - BB: ?/2017 (2014-656) Thanks to Jens for the bottle!

Clear dark brown to purple beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable. Aroma: sweet, caramel, lots of dried fruits, some liquorish, spices. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sour, honey, bit oxidized, sugary, caramel, lots of dried fruits. Aftertaste: caramel, bit sweet and sour, oxidized.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (107) - - JUL 15, 2014
33cl flesje via de slijterij 8 zaligheden in Maastricht. Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: hazelnootkleur, witte dunne schuimkraag die snel wegtrekt Aroma en smaak: caramel, kandijsuiker, bittertje, licht zuurtje Conclusie: even wennen, komt beter tot z'n recht na de eerste slok. Con ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (166) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours cola colour with a 1.5 finger soapy tan head that leaves a nice lacing. Aromas of preserved cherries, dark fruits, toffee, with some boozy fumes. The taste is sweet with honey, Dr Pepper, cherries and spices. Definitely quite a unique but not unpleasant taste. High alcohol content is not noticeable. Medium bodied. Certainly a dessert beer and not a bad one at that.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4938) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours not exactly the "jet black masterpiece" as stated in the commercial description, more like hazy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, overripe dark fruit, gravy, herbs and caramel. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Over medium bodied with soft carbonation. Pretty good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgajdaczewa (488) - Katowice, POLAND - MAY 25, 2014
W aromacie sporo słodyczy od karmelu, czerwone owoce, lekki alkohol troszkę psuje wrażenie, ale i tak jest pozytyw. W smaku gęste, wyraźna słodycz, dużo karmelu, na finiszu więcej kawy, paloności. Lekka drewniana nuta w posmaku. Ciekawe, choć mogłoby być bogatsze i nie tak słodkie przy pierwszym łyku.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1178) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark reddish brown, almost black at first glance. Spicy herbal malty flavour. Some toffee, not really roasty malts. Pleasant enough, but the darker Belgian ales generally aren’t my preferred style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaartenRF10 (1586) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
Donkerbruin, lichtbruine kraag. Aroma vooral metalig. Smaak donker en overrijp fruit. Vijgen. Rozijnen. Wat geroosterde mout. Niet geweldig.


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