Queue de Charrue Cuvée Centenaire

Formerly brewed at Verhaeghe

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ploegsteert, Belgium


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Brewed for the 100th anniversary of the Vanuxeem brewery.

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bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy yellow body with large frothy head. Aroma of yeast, banana, mustiness, apple, and florals. Flavor of yeast, earth, grass, peach, and citrus with a dry, chalky finish.

jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
2009-02-19. Hazy golden yellow body with a decent sized fluffy white head. (3+). Aroma is fairly mild, light alcohol, yeast, delicate floral overtones. (6+) Mild yeasty character, sweet malts and mild florals. Light bitterness in the finish is just enough to prevent it from getting a bit cloying. Note of something not quite daffodil like. (I wrote daffodil but I am pretty sure I meant dandelion...) Smooth average palate has a pleasant carbonation. (3+) Enjoyable, average. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry

MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Doughy yeast, spicy hops and fiery alcohol coalesce in this voracious Belgian Strong Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fluffy head of foam bobs atop the hazy blond orange.
-The mouthfeel is pillowy, which is appreciated with such a potent flavor profile.
-Carbonation is expansive.
-Alcohol doesn’t burn too long, as it is overtaken by a herbal hop bitterness.
-The doughy yeast is present from nose to finish.


mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2009
[2013-20090219] Bottle. Dry chalky yeast aroma with mild fruity malt hints. Hazy, light orange body with a long-lasting foamy white head and big lacing. Dry sour chalky yeast flavour that finishes woody. Medium body. A bit odd.
Overheard: "I went to a spinning class -- I know it’s gay. My butt is sore."
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, jerc)

blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2009
Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a large frothy white head. Aroma’s slightly sweet and fruity along with sweet malt, yeast and honey. Flavour’s floral, slightly perfumy, with spices, yeast and just hint of alcohol. Average bitter finish. Average bodied. It’s O.K., it’s not great, just good.

HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc and mabel, via trade with glouglouburp. Cloudy light amber pour, large frothy white head, decent remnant of lace. Sweet and yeasty aroma, not too boozy - spicy and fruity; nice! Taste - bitterness from the alcohol, slightly grassy - pungent. Somewhat thick body, quite lively, the yeast and fruit really last into the finish. Thanks, Dany, this one’s quite sophisticated.

blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, cloudy yellow color with thin foam, good dry aroma of citrus, cherry, pineapple and honey flavors, nice warmer

Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2007
Bottle: Poured a deep peach color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention. Aroma of light peach, sweet malt and subtle alcohol. Taste is dominated by some sweet malt, with some light peach or apricot with some warmimg alcohol. Body is full with some light filtration but alcohol is way too apparent for the style. This beer is quite good until all this alcohol appears which is a bit of a shame.

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
Objectively speaking: An efficient and potent dark blond Belgian.
I like: Ample body is a remarkable example of the style. Fair malty impression with its soft biscuity tones on top of the honeyed sweetness. Dry enough with a fair noble hop grip. I was surprised to read it is brewed at verhaeghe, it has the flavour profile I’ve come to expect from a Van Steenberge. Classic appearance.
I dislike: Not much finesse. Alcohol is there indeed, but at 11%, this can be forgiven. Rather simple yeast profile not completely baked white brad.

thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2009
750ml Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours an orange/yellow with nice head. The nose is alcohol, yeast, fruit, banana oil and quite complex. The taste has all these elements, but the alcohol is not present; very well hidden. The beer has a nice light dose of hops to round out what is a very well balanced beer. Quite good.

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