Brewed by Nieuwhuys
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Hoegaarden, Belgium


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Sometimes called "Cuvée van de Generaal".

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, - OCT 28, 2012
Stubby bottle labelled "Cuvée van de Generaal" bought home from the pub in Hoegaarden. Pours medium amber with a smallish head. Quite a lot of suspended sediment in the beer, making it less visually impressive than expected/hoped. Fresh, almost grassy aroma. Taste is fairly simple and the alcohol is very present. Not the most balanced or interesting Belgian ale I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corkyrory66 (1865) - BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2017
Bière définie par le brasseur comme une triple (c’est en tout petit, et dans le sens vertical, donc ça gêne la lecture …), d’un niveau abv de 8,5 %. Mon exemplaire était à 9 mois avant sa date. Couleur doré légèrement ambré, avec un petit voile de levure voulue. Bulles moyennes, partout, vives. Mousse blanche, soyeuse, stable à 3 mm. Arômes de malt, houblon, genièvre, coriandre. 1ère bouche souple à la belle entame malt/houblon très harmonieuse. Arrière-bouche large, bien équilibrée. 2ème avec une belle amertume. Arrière-bouche longue, mais manquant un peu de complexité. 3ème à l’ensemble intégré. Arrière-bouche aux belles nuances. Longueur qui est très agréable, mais plutôt linéaire, elle travaille peu les détails, surtout ceux de l’amertume. Jambes huileuses, longues. Levure fine, un peu résineuse, belle ligne. Alcool bien, il agit sans esbroufe, avec beaucoup de précision. Finale manquant un peu de personnalité, et à l’amertume un peu verte. CONCLUSION : une bière qui aurait pu réussir, mais dont le brasseur n’a pas investi au maximum les saveurs. Mal lui en a pris, mon général !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hednom (180) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle 33 cl, pours a golden colour with a white head, aroma of herbs, moderate Sweet and bitter taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickok (5932) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2016
Cinnamon like oddly. Medium bitter and a spicy, even hot base. Strange beer. Looks good and shiny, just a bit too clear. More fun to try than expected. But bit my kind off brew. (33cl bottle at The Capital)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (12699) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle shared. Hazy golden orange with a white head. Aroma of big herbs, malt, caramel and overripe dare fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (10042) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUN 19, 2016
33cl bottle shared with Kermis. Very thin white head. Cloudy blond pour. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (402) - Tienen, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2016
Hazy gold with a soapy head. Decent body with good carbonation. Lots of Malta, sugar, vanilla, banana. Creamy. Good finish. In between the typical Belgian dark blonde and the fuller karmeliet style beers. Pleasant beer which drinks easily so watch out for the high abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (610) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2016
UPDATED: APR 5, 2016 Nevelig en bleekgeel bier met witte schuimkraag. Gist duidelijk aanwezig in de neus. Verder aroma van citrushop, mout, suiker en iets van witlof of zo? Smaak is bitter en licht zoet. Levendig co2, goede film, volle body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2459) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a teku glass. Hazy deep golden, small frothy white head, mostly diminishing, heavy lacing; aroma pale malts, exotic fruits, light vanilla, yeasty, herbal notes; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, soft fruits, yeasty and alcohol notes, with average to long duration, sweetbitter finish, light herbal hints, a floral touch and some alcohol warmth; medium body, creamy texture, smooth mouthfeel, average carbonation; quite satisfying velvetty strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DwarfeD (3352) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
33cl bottle at De Gaeper. Somewhat hazy orange with a medium white soapy head. Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Subtle sweet and bitter tones. Citrus, herbs and yeast. Mediocre blonde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bierkoning (13132) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle. Golden color, hazy. Soft herbal yeasty notes and orange in the aroma and flavor. Slightly alcoholic, in spite of the low ABV. Wheat. Somewhat disappointing.

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