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Brewed by Brouwerij de Bie
Style: Belgian Ale
Wakken, Belgium

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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HELLEKAPELLE from Brouwerij de Bie is an unusual pale ale with a straw color, hoppy aroma, light to medium body and clean malty flavor. It’s bitterness that starts in the middle of the palate and dominates through to the finish comes from Poperinge hops, wonderful thirst quencher.

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3.6
Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 28, 2004
Pretty hoppy and bitter. A bit like Hommelbier. A fine flavour and aroma. Quite refreshing and fruity.

2.9
bierkoning (13272) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2004
Flowery aroma with some honey and summer fruit. Hoppy, flowery, somewhat dusty flavor with mandarin, some berry fruit and a bit of yeast. Some rest sweetness. Short bitter finish.

3.2
SilkTork (5728) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2004
Bottle Conditioned. BBE June 02. Soft, fragrant and tasty. Pale yellow appearance with some foam on top. Delicate flavours. Decent quality. Lovely drop.

2.8
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2004
Cloudy golden coloured. Yeasty aroma. Sweet, fruity, wheaty and yeasty flavour. Slightly thin.

3.3
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2004
Quite special aroma. Sour fruit. Sweet. Yeasty. Pineapple. Very beautiful white head on a amber/bright orange color. Very dry flavor of sparkling yeast in start and middle. Bitter finish. Bitter yeasty palate.

3.2
Ungstrup (37309) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2004
The aroma is sweet yeasty, acidic, and corriander. Unclear light yellow with a small fast disappearing head. The flavor is wheaty, corriander, and yeasty with a dry end. A nice beer.

3.8
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2004
Straw colour. This is undoubtedly a hop-head's beer. Quite tart and refreshing. Cut effortlessly through the sweetish aftertaste left by all those dubbels and strong ales I had drunk earlier. Difficult to judge how it would shape up in isolation (I note that others have not been so impressed) but, in the circumstances, it was just about perfect. Bottled, Brugse Beertje, Bruges, September 2003.

3.4
diabel (1706) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2005 Bottle Sour, citrus an apple aroma. Cloudy, blond body with small off-white head. Moderately bitter intitial flavour. Lightly bitter fnish. Very easily to drink. A long finish.

3.7
caesar (7099) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2003
Cloudy orange color, thick frothy head. Aroma is dry hopped, orange and spicy. Refreshing taste, sweet and spicy, watery orange and citrus. Refreshing palate.

3.4
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Do Not Pour The Sediment!
Pours beautifully, gleaming golden body with a snow capped mountainous rocky white head. Because this brew looked so nice I did not swirl the mound of mucky brown sediment out of the bottle.
Aroma is tropical, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, guava; and not so tropical yeast. The flavor is not as Caribbean, still coming up with huge notes of fresh pineapple and yeast, then some straw / wheat, orange, dash of coriander. Damn for only 5% abv is beer is exceptionally warming on the way down. A nice spicy citric finish, overall a rather enjoyable Blond, but no Jessica Simpson!


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