Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Bière blonde dorée de haute fermentation d’un arôme épicé et une agréable amertume en fin de bouche.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 16, 2012
Golden blonde, white and stable head, drawing the glass. Aromas of malt, toffy, honey and fruit. The taste is sweetened, rather round, crispy then becomes bitter-sweet. Still dominated by the sweetness, hints of spices, toffy, then veil of hop until finale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3589) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 13, 2012
33cl bottle. Brown beer with a good formation but quickly diminishing white head. Nice lacework. Aroma is spicy, slightly malty, alcoholic. Flavour has toasty malts notes, candy sugar, caramel and spicy, yeasty and dry fruits. The final is alcoholic and vinous. Carbonation is medium Body is medium to high. Texture is oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2012
From backlog

Head: white, creamy
Colour: yellow, bit hazy
Smell: malts, sweetcorn, yeasty bitter, bit citric , hops
Taste: something special don’t really know what in the start , mayeb a certain type of spice ... malts, citric , overall sweet with bitter end ,after yeasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GillesFrancois (16) - BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2012
Would guess this goes good with most people: it is quite sweet, has a aroma of sweet citrus fruits and a bit of mango, which comes back in the flavour. Head is not spectacular, colour is again that of ripe orange fruits. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (6286) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2011
Another one of those beers I kindly forgot... One of the thousand Belgian (strong) ales out there... This beer came bottled and poured an almost clear yellow golden colored beer with a small off white head that disappeared pretty quick. The smell was a light mix of yeast, fruits, some sweets, light malty and some herbs. Taste is again bit yeasty and fruity with hints of sweets, grains, herbs/spices, malts and medium bitterness. Malty sweet light yeasty bitter aftertaste. Medium carbo, light sharp mouthfeel, medium body and a light watery/creamy texture. Couldn’t get me excited, but ok when visiting a Belgian bar with a terrace in the summer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HermanW (1069) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2011
0,3 liter fles. Sterk biertje maar best te pruimen. niet helemaal verkeerd maar ook niet super.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BobEvers (370) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2011
Fles 33cl Kleur: Goudgeel met een brede witte schuimkraag die mooi in het glas blijft plakken. Geur: Een beetje zurig. Smaak: Juist een beetje zoet en daarna kruidig. De nasmaak is bitter. Het is een fris bier. Lekker van smaak. Weinig koolzuur

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frankies (4) - Alphen aan den Rijn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2011 does not count
Een erg lekker bier, het heeft al een heerlijk geur! En de smaak is erg lekker!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle. Poured a pale golden colour with a lovely tight head which faded quickly. Aroma is sweet honey and slightly oily which develops as it warms to include a little grapefruit. Flavour is faintly disappointing with an sweet honeyish caramel that doesn’t quite do it for me. Slight biscuit taste as it dries on the palate and the mouthfeel is good but with an odd alcohol spike. Overall impression is honey taste but I feel let down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9640) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle. Refreshing, fruity aroma, deep gold color. Sweet,lager-like malts, not much hopping going on, very fruity with some honey. Not very exciting. Doesn’t hold up enough flavor to justify the 8.5% alcohol.

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