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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Top fermented ruby red beer with a mild and fruity flavour and a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Contains malted barley.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (12032) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2008
aroma is nice but not very dominant, clear red/brown with small but beautiful head, sweet flavor, dark fruits, great flavor. good beer indeed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (3143) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Ruby colored with a pillowy, beige head. Fruits, caramel malts, some herbs, and an alcohol tinge. Sweet, malty, light molasses, dark fruits, light toffee, and some alcohol. Finishes with a light bitterness. Pretty solid brew, though not great.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14897) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2008
33 cl. bottle. Reddish amber color with a minimal beige head. Roasted caramel aroma; could be a hint of smoke. Medium body with creamy/fizzy carbonation. Flavor is roasted malt, a suggestion of smoke - but might be something else. Much more sweet than bitter. Could be a light, roasted malt, barley wine. Certainly has enough heat to burn the throat. Finishes sweet, and probably a bit thin for a barley wine. Certainly in that general class though. If the flavor werent so good, it might fit in the 24 oz higravity class.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2008
Dark amber beer. A quite sweet taste. Round aroma. Reminds some barley wine taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foodtraveller (61) - BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2008
Fruity red beer with some malt and rather sweet. Honey flaor maybe. Easy drinking and probably best as an aperitif beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Embrouille (2845) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2008
Sampled at the fte de la bire in Martigny, Switzerland. My version was 7% ABV. It pours a dark amber beer with a slightly tanned head. The nose is of yeast, fish, cheese and mushrooms?! Very peculiar and interesting. The taste is sweet yeasty with hints of mushrooms and spices. Evident alcohol. Yeasty finish. Nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (6272) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2008
Deep brown colour with tight laced head. High alcohol content means that the maltiness is somewhat subdued with dryness taking its place. Some spices come through in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10489) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Clear reddish brown with large off white head. Sweet aroma with notes of fruits, caramel and toasted malt. Flavor is sweet with yeast, caramel and berry notes. Ends sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (43362) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2008
33 cL bottle, comes as Charles Quint / Keizer Karel. Pours golden and clear amber with a lacing off-white head. Light yeasty and malty aroma. Flavour is almost wineous malty with a nice overripe fruit note. Ends with a mild fruity flavoured malt base.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - MAR 25, 2008
Bottiglia da 33cl a Napoli; schiuma beige non molto consistente, colore rosso/ambrato; aroma flebile piuttosto dolce, sapore ancora dolce per con una buona presenza alcolica e un po di metallo (neanche poco). Discreta.


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