Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
To underline the close link between the Charles Quint beers of the Haacht Brewery and the Ommegang of Brussel, a special brewage has been created for this occasion.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alusmamuts (1635) - LATVIA - OCT 25, 2014
Golden hazy sparkling with medium bit creamy white head. Strong carbonation, bitterness also on the first half of the tongue with certain sweet notes. Some remaining bitterness on the tongue root.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pyrmir (5763) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
330 ml bottle at home. Light golden with big white head. A bit over carbonated. Aroma of orange, orange peel, slight coriander, light malt and light alcohol. Taste is sharp, medium sweet, coriander, light wheat, alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1373) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle served in its own chalice glass. A: Light golden yellow color that becomes a bit cloudy in the end of the pouring. Forms a big and very bubbled white head. Strong carbonation with lot of thin bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass. Lots of soapy lacings are formed and left in the glass. Big retention with a creamy layer that remains forever on the top S: Very sweet, grainy and biscuity in the nose. A bit fruity too. Notes of oranges, honey, orange zest, Belgian bready yeasts and flowery hops. A little bit boozy in the end T: Light sweet upfront. Very grainy. Sweet grains. Notes of pale grains, dry fruits, sweet bread, honey, orange and orange zest. Classic bready Belgian yeasts. Taste becomes slightly bitter and remains till the end. Good stingy hops bitterness in the end. Nice hops profile. A bit boozy end M: Heavy and molasses body. Belgian bittersweet style. Aftertaste is bready, citrus and bitter O: Good drinkability. Classic Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Good [ BA Review @ 4/11/2014 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Robv (60) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Malty and hoppy aroma. Flowery taste.with a tongue-heatening alcohol. Not my favourite, ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopfenWeisse (1497) - - OCT 2, 2014
Clear golden color with fluffy head. Aroma is malt, yeast, bit fruity. Flavor is malt, bit sweet, some fruits. Quite solid but not that special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of fruits, citrus and yeast. Dry in the finish. OK beer, but not anything special!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4830) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Beer celebrating the Brussels "Ommegang" which also inspired the brewery of the same name in the U.S.. Rocky, off-white head, pale blonde colour, bright with vivid sparkling, like a Duvel. Grainy aroma, young jenever, green apple, hint of caramel, flowery hops, iron. Dry taste with light fruitiness, some citrus and a (very) strong carbonation, pale malts in the background, florally hoppy finish with gin-like, warming alcohol. Clearly an attempt at the Duvel-style but not capable of surviving the comparison with the real thing, too one-dimensional, too alcoholic and lacking elegance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1539) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een heel lekker blond bier met een goede, stevige smaak. Een bier dat ik veel ga drinken

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1633) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
Bire qui nest pas du tout une belgian strong ale... Elle serait plutt douce comme les bls en t Elle titre gentiment 8 % abv, et ne ferait pas de mal une mouche. Cest donc une blonde refermente clbrant la joyeuse entre de Charles Quint Bruxelles en 1549, et commmore chaque anne par la fte de lOmmegang. Couleur jaune paille, avec un petit voile dans le style dune blanche .. Cest dire si ce nest vraiment pas une strong ale, elle ne pourrait stronger... ou trangler personne, mme pas le descendant direct de Charles Quint qui se trouverait sur la Grand Place. Bulles fines en colonnes (comme le feu dartifice en mmoire de Charly). Mousse blanche gros flocons, mais crmeuse en haut (comme la barbe de Charly). Armes de malt pils, pointe de citron doux, fruits blancs. 1re bouche soyeuse, avec du malt et une pice joliment mle (comme les cheveux de Charly). Arrire-bouche trs agrable, plutt malte. 2me o le ct citronn est maintenant en avant. 3me qui alterne sur le ct fruits blancs avec une petite pice. Arrire-bouche trs frache. La longueur dveloppe une grande douceur, sur le malt lger avec un petit houblon. La levure est tendre, douce (pas du tout strong...), bien faite, belle ligne. Lalcool est rgulier, sans monte mais sans descente. La finale poursuit la ligne douce et aborde certains cts dune blanche, au point de faire penser que du froment pourrait se trouver dans notre breuvage. A vrifier. Mais en tous les cas, elle nest pas strong CONCLUSION: une petite bire sympa pour faire la fte de Charly Bruxelles... sans absolument strangler avec une strong ale. Le comble est que cette petite bire est sans aucun dfaut et comme elle est en plus sans prtention, on la cotera en consquence avec une cote de sympathie very strong.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tinoh (55) - Houthalen, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
33cl op terras . 3€15 Licht geel bier met fijne schuimkraag . Licht bittere citrus smaak . Niet overtuigd van dit bier . Te gewoon er is beter te krijgen in België. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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