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Brewed by Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Le Roeulx, Belgium

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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Bottle: Unfiltered
This light ale has a deep golden colour with a smooth, frothy head. It is very perfumed with an unmistakable hint of aromatic hops and a fruity (citrus) note from the spices used in production. The body has an intense yet distinctive bitterness and a strong malty taste which is a delight to the palate. The overall effect, however, is a slight dryness and hoppiness.

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franclh (266) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2018 Fles 33cl thuis. Lekker. Goede balans. Heel licht citrus. Geel fruit. Wat bitter, hoppige nasmaak. (7-2012).

3.5
loscovar (1141) - Principality of SEALAND, - MAR 21, 2018
75 cL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow, white head. Spiced coriander and light wheaty aroma with a distinct yeasty note. Flavour starts sweet and goes into a light yeasty and then spiced set of flavours.

4
GoufCustom (2401) - HONG KONG - MAR 21, 2018


330ml bottle bought at HKBWEX in Mong Kok.

Looks: Translucent golden colour with thin ring of dirt-like yeast sediments; Two finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Very good sticky lacing and fizzy small carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet malt, with perfume, vanilla, banana, mandarin, cake, bubblegum, floral, candi sugar, cinnamon, strong spices, herbs, biscuits, strong Bel yeast, lemon and grass.

Taste: Medium sweet full malt, with strong metallic, strong citrus, strong mandarin peels, alcohol, liquorices, floral, sugar, strong woody spices, strong herbs, dry biscuits, strong Bel yeast, lemon and medium bitter grassy hops.

Body: Mid to full body; Slick and smooth palate.

Mouth Feel: Full maltyness in a solid and fairly creamy background. Very Bel yeasty and citrusy, with intensely spiced with dried mandarin / orange peels. Quite boozy with strong liquorices, flowery with medium sweetness. Very woody herbal biscuity with strong lemon to round. Very spunky!

Hoppiness: floral, cinnamon, strong spices, herbs, lemon and grass in nose. Strong citrus, floral, woody spices, strong herbs, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness - hops and liquorices - is fairly strong for a lasting, mid to strong astringent sweet-bitter malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Very herbal spicy and bitter to mouth.

Comments: This is probably one of the most colorful and extrovert Belgian Blonde I've had: very spicy with strong doses of cinnamon, citrus peels and herbs, lots of hops with edgy liquorices, all warpped by strong Bel yeastyness. It stand just as tall as the Grand Cru and Triple. Excellent!

3.6
Tide (4925) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2018 Bottle from online shop. Blond color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, earthy notes, yeast, grass and fipe fruits. Bitter finish with citrus, ripe fruits, yeast, earthy notes and grass. Very nice blonde ale.

3.5
Alponcho (1) - - FEB 25, 2018 does not count
Muy buen sabor en paladar, excelente apariencia y color. Muy recomendable, sobre todo estando en Bélgica ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
centrallamar (20) - wiekevorst, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2018
Very nice aroma of fruity, citrussy hops. Gets you to wanting a decent sip. Very appealing nose that is enforced by the beautiful appearence. Pours light golden, hazy with thick, frothy foam. Imagine a warm sunny terrace in may or june with this beer: perfect! The taste is not surprising: immediate fruity and citrussy Arrival, followed by a dry, hoppy bitterness. Not very deep or overwhelming, but a very nice drinkable freshness when you’re thirsty and the weather is hot. Short and bitter, slightly dissapointing aftertaste. This is the least appealing part. But Good strength and well made: cheers!

3.9
MeadTeam9 (114) - - JAN 4, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2018 Couleur blond trouble, mousse abondante à la persistance honorable. Saveurs assez sages, houblon, floral, amertume prononcée. Un beau classique.

2.8
vcsa (83) - - DEC 28, 2017
Appearance: Pours hazy pale golden with a thick and foamy white head,lacing. 4/5 Aroma: Sweet spice, citrus and hops. 6/10 Taste: Citrus, sweet spice and hops, with hint of malts and yeast. Starts sweet and goes into a light bitter. very citrusy finish, with note of spice and hops. Too much citrus maybe, seeming artificial. 6/10 Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonated. 4/5 Overall 8/20

3.8
tgrtnr (492) - Augsburg, Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours unclear light golden with a big fluffy white head. Floral notes, grapefruit, coriander, bitter herbs, citrus, vanilla, tropical fruits, a bit metallic. Fruity bitterness, some sweetness and a citric sourness. Dry finish. Slightly alcoholic. Lively carbonated, medium to full bodied. Very good Belgian Strong Ale.

3.3
GuideDogSaint (1850) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 9, 2017
330ml bottle from Metro, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and malt with spice and coriander. Slightly metallic taste and a little sickly. Bittersweet finish.


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