Brewed by Van Eecke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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MrW (664) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2017
Bottle 33cl at De Panne. Aroma is metal, citrus, chemical. Pours misty orange blond, frothy head, fading small head. Metal, grain, a bit sour, but something off for me. Dry finish, water - grainy.

kraddel (7779) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2017
Pours unclear blonde, good to big white head. Smell is bit yeasty, mild bitterness. taste is very sharp, yeasty, bitter, Belgian yeast( overripe fruit ) for the most part. Alcohol shows in the taste, but it ain’t boozy. Not bad. bit simple perhaps, and you can get far better, tastes at this ABV.

corkyrory66 (1918) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2016
Voici la surprise du jour .. cette panneschum blonde, issue d’une mer du Nord grise et sale, nous offre un grand palais et une formidable bière.... Précision utile, mon exemplaire était très vieux, je ne peux même plus vous resituer la date, mais il devait approcher les 5 ans. Bouteille oubliée donc, et heureusement, parce qu’elle a magnifiquement portorisé … Son niveau abv de 10 % (excusez du peu !!) l’a évidemment aidée à la manœuvre !!! Couleur doré assez ambré, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines, en colonnes droites, partout, vives. Mousse blanc cassé à flocons fins, stable à 2 mm. Arômes d’orange, pointe de banane, amandes, massepain. 1ère bouche souple à la belle entame assez vineuse, en vendanges tardives (ce qui ne gâche rien …). Arrière-bouche avec du botrytis, qui vient confirmer ceci. 2ème aux nuances portorisées superbes. Arrière-bouche large, ample, dense. Toute la longueur est sur le même niveau, avec de grandes envolées superbes. Jambes huileuses, longues. Levure fine, boisée, très grande ligne. Alcool remarquable, il ne supporte pas la moindre incartade .. Finale dont on rêve … CONCLUSION : cette bière, vieillie je précise, est le pendant ambré à la remarquable Livinus blonde, qui par le plus grand des hasards fait aussi 10 % abv … Hasard des chiffres, mais savoir-faire de Van Eecke dont j’attendais depuis longtemps ce 3ème accessit pour une de ses bières. Je ne peux donner plus qu’à la Livinus bien sûr, et donc ce sera un 4,9 … mais cette remarquable version vieillie mériterait un 5 !!! ¨Peut-être dans un autre monde .. ou quand je retournerai à La Panne !!

Baramba (1038) - ITALY - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle. Dark yellow, white head. Yeast and citrus aroma, metallic note. Spicy flavour, sweet fruity, coriander. Not interesting

Alengrin (5242) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Sold in De Panne to promote tourism there but I would not be surprised if this is a simple variation of Het Kapittel Blond. Irregular, cream white, lightly sticky head, misty peach blonde colour. Aroma of peach, apple, pear, vanilla, cinnamon, iron, caramel, honey; sweet, soft fruity taste, mild coriander spiciness, light caramel malt backbone, brief and somewhat restrained hop bitterishness. Accessible, decent session beer.

Christos (5691) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle 330 ml, from trade with Mathieu87, thanks! Poured into a tulip glass. ABV 10% Colour is a bright and deep golden yellow one, with two fingers of white soapy head sitting on top. Average to low retention, light lacing stays behind after the head has collapsed. Aroma of yeast, grains. Fruity too, when I opened the bottle it smelled very much like apple juice, now less like that and more malty. Alcohol notable after every swirl of the glass, which to be honest I prefer to the grainy aroma. Taste of malts, grass, cider like. Alcohol very obvious. Fruity on the finish with some dirty hay in there. Medium thin body, okay carbonation. Overall could be better, could be worse too. Not one I would choose in a bar though.

PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
33cl bottle at home. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: darker blond beer, little to no head (white). NOSE: fruity, some alcohol, grains, grass, little sourness. TASTE: bitter aftertaste, little fruity, alcohol.

tderoeck (9471) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2013
10/II/13 - 33cl bottle from Nevejan (Krombeek) @ home - BB: V/14 (2013-157)

Clear blond to light orange beer, big frothy irregular white head, unstable, bit adhesive, small chunks floating around. Aroma: lots of citrus, pretty yeasty, bit dirty, overripe fruits, spicy, metallic. MF: lots of carbon, light to medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, citrus, spicy, cloves, metallic, sourish, grains. Aftertaste: pretty metallic, some banana, bitter, grassy, almost medicinal, spices.

BlackHaddock (7232) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
April 2010: Brown 33cl bottle, poured into a Duvel glass, sediment and all. Murky orange body, was lighter, but as the sediment arrived the beer obviously turned in colour and appearance (clarity wise). I allowed the beer to settle and large ’pieces’ began to sink downwards but it remained dull and cloudy. The smells were orange, corriander and sweets/candy. The taste was simular to the smells, a sweet orange and corriander feel to it. A bit too sweet for me. Not the greatest Belgian Pale Ale by any means, but an interesting beer non-the-less.

Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
Light hazy darker blond coloured beer with lots of carbonation and a medium but diminishing white head. Rather sweet light malty hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is strong yeasty sweet bitter with a sweet alcoholic ending. Rather dry grainy near the end. Medium.

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