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


on tap

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RATINGS: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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Travlr (26405) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bright golden color with large white head that settles slowly to the edges, good lacing. Lots going on here, with flowers, spice and grass. Refreshing and malty, good spices throughout. Body is OK, medium I guess. Easy to drink, nice addition to the style.

Jade (435) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2010
Pors a beautiful clear golden colour. More highly carbonated then other light ales. Aroma tinged with citrus, tart scents. Bitter to the taste with a citrus edge. Very nice beer.

KyotoLefty (10808) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2009
Light blonde color, a bit cloudy, with a tall head. Yeasty aroma with spice, citrus, and hops. Medium sweet flavor, a bit fruity, with citrus and grainy malt character. Ok hops. Decent but not really exciting. Good balance, though.

wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2009
Bottle, 33 cl. Blonde-golden beer with yeast flakes overall in the glass, medium white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus and grassy. Rather promising for the rest of the beer. The taste disappoints a bit however: it’s a fresh beer, spicy and hoppy with a light bitter, grassy aftertaste. After a while also the alcohol becomes prominent. Overall is the beer well balanced. The taste isn’t bad, but is also nothing special.

Parket (586) - Bruges, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2009
33 cl botle, golden colour with stable white head. Smell: hoppy and citrus. Taste: yeasty, raw potatoes and alcohol. Not a bad beer but it’s nothing ’special’.

Nisse666 (8153) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2009
2006-05-06, bottle 50cl, Göteborg tried this at many occasions one and there has been a hugh difference on the quality of the bottles both up and downs. AP: cloudy golden body, medium white head. AR:Yeast and citrus fruits F: Yeast and citrus, some syrup

Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2009 Bottle at home. Clear golden - wheaty. Fruity,peppry, toasted, japples, yeasty, lirociry, pear.

ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2009
Serving date: 2009-02-21. Served in tulip. Presentation: 750 ml corked bottle with freshness date on the label (best before 2010-01-18). Interesting to note that this one is brewed with vitamin C. When I opened it, the cork came out with a very big pop, like opening a bottle of champagne. It pours a pale golden straw color, very clear and with plenty of bubbles from the carbonation. The head is very big, ivory-colored and quite lively. It settles after a while and leaves some lacings. A rather prominent smell of medicinal phenols hits the nose together with some yeast. Mild aromas of sweet fruits - like ripe apple peel. Some tart fruitiness, kind of like rhubarb, as well. A gentle funky note and general spiciness. Big and prominent medicinal flavors almost overpowers the palate. Very distinct flavors of band-aid, sterile hospital environment and rectified spirit (no alcohol, though). Although, this perhaps sounds somewhat repugnant, it’s actually kind of pleasant - and definitely interesting. Some yeast. Plenty of sweet caramel malts and some restrained, yet present, flavors of fruit (lemon peel, pineapple) balance the sharp medicinal flavors. In the finish, which is slightly bitter and dry, there are some hop flavors, spices (cloves) and a dry band-aid flavor. The alcohol is in general well hidden, but becomes somewhat more prominent towards the end. All in all, a pleasant taste with lots of flavors going on. Medium body. High levels of carbonation, actually to high initially since the rather sharp bubbles takes away some of the flavors. I enjoyed this one, but perhaps a 750 ml bottle was a bit too much. It has a very "Belgian" profile - if that concept makes any sense - with lots of carbonation, characteristic yeast in the aroma and interesting and at least somewhat balanced flavors. However, the phenolic character really takes the lead. I would highly recommend it to someone who has a hard time identifying what medicinal phenols actually taste like. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

sw (63) - USA - NOV 18, 2009
Pours a hazy light orange. Wonderful aroma of ripe orange marmelaide. Banana and other deep ripe tropical fruits with a dash of almond creme. Also some estery pepper, spicyness. This beer has the depth and complexity of a much darker beer. This beer is exceptional.

alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2009
On tap. Poured a dull gold color with a whitish head. Aroma of wheat, yeast and wet malt. Didn’t pick up too much spice. Flavor was msotly dry with yeast, wheat and fruit. Nothing special, but a solid and drinkable beer.

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