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

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RATINGS: 309   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.


valcanan's rating

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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thanatosti (970) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Hazy dark brown with a beige head. Caramel aroma with some roasted malts an a hint of honey. Sweet rich taste. Rich body and a pleasant long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gizmo_ber (181) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2014
Pours a dark amber with light tan head. Taste is slightly honey/caramel with a roasty undertone. Overall not too complex in flavor and aroma, but very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rikstar (912) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
0,33l fles gedeeld met bryanvdv op brouwdag.donkerbruin met een royale schuimkraag. Zoete geur met alcohol en gedroogd fruit. Smaak is iets metalig maar vooral zoet met rozijnen. Body schiet iets tekort, niet ghelemaal mijn biertype.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bryanvdv (606) - - NOV 29, 2014
Gedronken @ lisserbroek. Donker bier creme kraag. Aroma is alcoholisch en gebrande mouten , smaak is zoet.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (517) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2014
Very dark brown color and a small, brownish head. Aroma is mostly composed of cheese, barnyard, and skunky scents with an addition of honey and malts - a tad unpleasant. Taste is a bit metallic, somewhat malty not really good either but much better than the aroma. Medium body, creamy texture, and average carbonation. Finish is sweeter and better than the rest but still does not impress. Overall a mediocre beer all the way through.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
Classic and, in my opinion, somewhat underrated ’massieve ale’ since 1992, a spiced honey beer, with cream white, regular, moussy and very stable head over a very dark bronze with ruby hue. Pleasant, strongish aroma of raisins, pear, elderberries, chocolate, caramel, honey, coriander, pepper. Malty taste, chocolatey, smooth and full, candied fruits, candi sugar-like sweetness but not cloying and well balanced with drying coriander and herbal hoppiness, spiciness remains subtle enough and some warming alcohol adds complexity to the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJoer (761) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
Dark brown to black colour, medium brown to mokka head, alcohol liquorise maple sirup smell, medium carbonation and bitter some metal rich full body maple sirup malts moderate sweet well balamced and mo real alcohol in the taste

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (675) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour it dark colour with small white head.Taste and aroma of honey, chocolate, dried fruits and caramel.Not too much carbonated.Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (775) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance: "Jet black masterpiece", no it’s more of hazy dark brown with a a s small tanned head of less then a 1 finger. leaving some more the nice lacing. Arroma: sweet caramel , spices, candy sugar, some banana and alcohol. Taste:Toffee and milk chocolate flavors. Some dried fruits like raisins and plums. light herbal and yeasty with honey in the finish. full body , soft carbonation, oily texture Ok brew and better as the other 2, but a masterpiece is a bit too much.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (184) - 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.


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