Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Vikking, een bier met ballen. Heel lang geleden ving een Hammenaar een Vlaamse gaai en leerde hem klappen (praten). Jaren later kwam deze wuiten in handen van een schipper die hem voor minder dan een schijntje gekocht had doch de vogel weigerde te praten tot de dag dat het schip vanuit de Schelde de Durme opvoer en onze gevleugelde vriend begon te roepen "kwek,kwek,k ein Ham gezien!!!!!!". Deze vogel leidde de schipper naar de kant alwaar een kist met aloude Vikkingdocumenten waaronder het recept van een bier met ballen.

English: A long time ago, caught a Hamme Towards a jay and taught him clapping (talk). Years later this Wuite owned by him for a skipper who had purchased less than a pittance, but the bird refused to talk until the day the ship from the Scheldt and Durme elevating our feathered friend started to call "quack, quack," k ein seen !!!!!!". Ham This bird led the captain to the side where a box of old recipe Vikkingdocumenten including a beer with balls.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kr1zz (428) - BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle 33cl bought at De Hopduvel in Gent. Pours hazy light golden with a big creamy white head. Nose: sweet (honey), apple, caramel, floral, malt. Taste: medium carbonation. Starts sweet (honey and some apple) with floral notes combined. Followed by malty notes and a nice hoppy bitterness and citruszeste. The aftertaste is slightly bitterwith notes of citruszeste and the hop that lasts in my throath.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 22, 2016
Bottled. Yellowish golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruits, some glue, alcohol and mild wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, wooden, some floral notes as well as some caramel. A bit too alcoholic for its own best, but otherwise quite ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (5769) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2016
The triple youve had way too many times before. Clear golden with a huge white head,to the point of almost being a gusher. Smells like coriander and tastes pretty much like it too. Overly sweet, overly yeasty, overly herbal and too much carbo. Probably doesnt do too much wrong if youre into those kind of triples. Probably isnt even a bad triple tbh. The herbs are just too much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1639) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2016
Zeer lekker geurtje. Mooie blonde kleur. En de smaak is ook goed. Geen topper maar wel een heel goed blond biertje.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vincentvega72 (576) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Mooi goudblond troebel biertje met romige witte schuimkraag. Bloemig en fruitig aroma. Lekker vol en romig van smaak met hoppige afdronk. Goed doordrinkbaar. Alweer prima biertje van Boelens.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (578) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2015
33cl bottle at home (21 VIII 2015). Orange, dirt to brown coloured beer with thin, little white foam. The flavours have something very fresh, some oranges or lime and lemon. There should be some cinnamon in there too, but I could not pick that up. The taste has less pleasant dirt and dust aromas, yet they are rather mild (a good thing!). The malt and bitterness are lovely, there is a lingering sugarness-sourness too - but oh so subtle -, it has a fruity vibe too and the alcohol is warming. A decent, nice, modest brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (5006) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
Commissioned brew since 2010 referring to an old legend centred around an inhabitant of the village of Hamme. Yellowish white, rocky, sticky head, deep peach blonde colour with somewhat brownish hue, cloudy and even more so after adding the deposit, which in this case consisted of an ominous dark stuff on the bottom of the bottle. Strong yeasty and estery aroma, banana, pear, canned apricot, bread dough, ginger, cider, grass. Soft mouthfeel, rounded, fruity and very estery-yeasty with citrus touch, mellow caramelly maltiness, relatively soft carbo in relation to the head formation, a bit earthy in the end with a leafy, briefly sharpish hop bitterness and a bourbon-like warming alcohol effect. I am getting used to Boelens producing soup, in the sense that some of his beers are infected and clouded after even the most careful of pouring, but in this case that didnt bother me, this is quite a tasteful ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (12398) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours very hazy dark golden with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of Brett, citrus, fruits and malt (infection? But not really in a bad way). Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter and acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (9842) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - AUG 11, 2014
33cl bottle cortesy of and shared with Kermis. decent creamy white head. Cloudy amber pour. Quite yeasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KnutAlbert (6750) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Spicy nose. Pale gold, fluffy head. Sweet grain and malt dominates.

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