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

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
HELLEKETELBIER from Brouwerij de Bie is a delicious, brandy colored amber ale with exceptional fruity flavor. This traditional spiced amber ale is brewed from malt and maize.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Amber color, with yeast sediments, which I poured. Quick dissipating creamy head. Nicely blended flavors of fruity yeast, bready malt, anise, ginger, molasses and herbs. Balanced towards the sweet side but with a touch of bitterness at the finish. Earthiness worthy of a Belgian artisanal as well, somewhat reminiscent of De Dolle and Chouffe beers.


2.7
jice (373) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 6, 2017
Beau col de mousse, mais s’estompe très vite. Sucre et alcool dominent avec quelques arômes fruités. Belle étiquette.

3
BlackHaddock (7346) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2017
33cl bottle:BBD 19 May 18. Poured into a Westmalle chalice at home on 18 Mar 17. Thought I didn’t let any sediment out, but the glass held a misty golden brew with a few ’floaters’ within: the head was wispy affair and very thin/weak. Peach and sweet orange esters in the nose, semi-sweet fruitiness in the taste. Some spiciness in the flavourings also: different and almost interesting, a little too sweet for it’s own good though. Like a thin, sweet, alcoholic marmalade.

3.4
Maakun (5564) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
Bottle shared. Slight hazy golden with big white head. Peach, alcohol, sweet malts, light herbs, dry grassy going into an almost metallic finish. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium bodied with a bit fizzy carbonation.

3.3
TheJvd (1291) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
Pours hazy dark golden with a medium white head. Aroma is yeasty with some fruitiness and oranges. Taste has some oranges, spices, yeast and a medium bitter finish. Medium body and carbo.

3.1
Tjeerd (548) - GERMANY - SEP 14, 2016
Love tha label and the beer is not bad either. But not good enough to buy again.

3.5
Alex60 (302) - - AUG 25, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur blonde avec une belle mousse blanche onctueuse qui persiste, goût épicé et fruité, vraiment agréable à boire

1.5
Mathead (11) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2016
Beer pours hazy amber with a head which almost immediately disappears. Very sweet taste of liquorice, orange peel, sugar and hops. Feels quite unbalanced. On a sidenote: very bad label design which suggested it might be a Kriek due to the red cauldron’s cherry-like appearance.

3.7
Blieken (22) - BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2016
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3.7
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Unclear light amber. Frothy off white head. Lots of orange/tang and orange peel. Some darks fruits. Mild peppery. Caramel. Interesting. About 15 months old.

3.5
MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle from Feb. 2015. Sweet, fruity, orange peel, carbonated taste. A little tang, something


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