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Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Florenville, Belgium

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Le brun cuivré éclatant de sa robe est le préambule d’un univers de douceur et de rondeur. Le nez malté, légèrement fruité, concorde parfaitement avec un goût orienté vers des saveurs « caramel ». Soutenue à tous niveaux, elle reste très équilibrée. Une très légère note de torréfaction nous surprend toutefois en fin de bouche. Première bière produite par la brasserie, sa rondeur rappelle le plaisir et nous invite à passer un moment simple de dégustation.

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3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4919) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 This micro brewery in the southernmost part of the country has undergone remarkable innovations in their range since 2012, and this is one of them, though it seems to be still the same beer as Sainte-Hélène Blonde. Yellowish white, moussy, opening head and dark bronze colour, misty. Aroma of fondant, coffee grounds, pear, honey, kahlua, candied orange, pepper; taste citrussy in onset with sharpish spicy notes, gingerbread and apple, multi-layered and agreeable maltiness (nuts, caramel, chocolate), granular mouthfeel, finishing with toasted bitterness, peppery hops and warming gin-like alcohol which ends up a little bit astringent - a slight disappointment for something that started off good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (2737) - Alabama, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle, BBE 06/15. Rushes out of the bottle as soon as the cap is cracked. Pours an auburn brown with a large, beige head. Aroma is marzipan, pear, caramel. The pear is strong. The pear is dominant in the flavor as well, some marzipan. Fermented fruit and grain overtake strongly in the middle. Surprisingly dry though not much hop presence. Fairly light with strong carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7037) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle Pours dark amber , small white head . Smell is earthy hops , spices . Taste is bitter , earthy , spiced a bit . Some yeast . Good

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stouby (4560) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle at Carsten. Clear amber. Aroma medium malty (caramel, roasted). Flavor medium sweet and bitter, earthy notes. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmahut (1854) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2014
Dark amber, almost blue, low white head. Aroma has dark fruits, grassy, light caramel character. Taste has high grassy, earthy bitterness, astringent after taste, low caramel sweetness. Body is full, high carbonation. Dry.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
Sample from tap at Hoppy Loft Brussels, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clouded amber beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: malty, sweet, caramel. TASTE: malty, sweet, dry, boring.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (1382) - Z±bki, POLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Barwa: miedziana, wyraźnie zmętniona. Piana kremowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, początkowo obfita, ale szybko opadająca. Aromat: owoce, karmel, alkohol. Przyjemny balans. Smak: słodycz z lekką chmielową kontrą i alkoholową końcówką. Wyczuwalne także lekkie nuty miodowe, co może świadczyć o utlenieniu. Do tej pory jedynym piwem z browaru Sainte Helene, które próbowałem było bardzo przyjemne barleywine. Widząc kolejne na półce (do tego z intrygującymi etykietami) zdecydowałem się je przetestować. Lily Blue jest przyzwoitą propozycją, ale nie powalającą. Barwa i aromat zapowiadały ciekawe piwo, jednak smak okazał się dość płaski i nie przekonywujący. Nie ma tragedii, ale powinno być znacznie lepiej. Na plus ciekawe etykiety, zawierające sporo informacji na temat składu piwa i jego parametrów. W tym przypadku można jednak odpuścić zakup.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2014
Amber body with an off-white head. Aroma of grapes, alcohol, ... Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (2615) - PORTUGAL - JAN 23, 2014
Tasted at Richement Bière 2014. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a off-white head. Aroma is malts and a bit of yeast. Average carbonation and medium creamy body. Taste is medium sweet, mildly bitter with a bitter finish. Overall, a nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Smalle (222) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2013
75 cl bottle. Nose of lightly roasted malt and some caramel. Very malty. Taste: malty, caramel and some bitterness. pretty average beer, the label is nicer than the contents.


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