Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
First greeted by a little funky yeasty aroma. Medium yellow, generous three quarters of an inch head retention.Lots of lace was left in th glass. Good outhfeel, aAppropriate carbonation. Th taste yields a light bitterness, I was expecting more bitterness. Spot on the style, thanks for bringing back from Michigan, Ken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13889) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Nice fruity esters. Creamy palate but a little too fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (5951) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 Big frothy white head over a very yellow body. Fresh yeast, pine, leaves and peanuts. Bubbly head leaves layers in the glass and indeed its pretty heavily carbonated. Very nice dry taste with a lingering acidity to balance it. In a lot it reminds me of Duvel and thats a big compliment. Really enjoyable and refreshing. (33cl bottle) (Rating re-indexed)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (18021) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is pale golden. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, grass, yeast, fruits and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12357) - Troms, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
330ml bottle picked up from the fridge at t Antwaerps Bierhuiske and shared with Finn at the hotel room. Pours a huge, rocky white head with fine retention and rings of lace. Hazy golden body. Grass hoppy nose with a spicy touch. Fruit hoppy taste together with caramel malts. Bittersweet end. Drinks quite well (Antwerpen, 29.04.2011).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (4598) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
On tap. Hazy pale, golden body with a white head. Sweet fruity nose with yeast, coriander and citrus. Sweet flavour with yeast, citrus an spicy notes. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Texture a little watery. Ends up with some bitterness. Interesting and rather unik.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16990) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle. A slow gusher producing a huge, off-white head. Rather hoppy nose, with grass and resins. Belgian-style maltyness and sweetness too. The flavor is quite similar, nicely bitter, but I cant say Im too fond of the idea of using noble hops as the major source of bitterness and hop flavors. Smooth on the palate, medium to full body. Some alcohol all the way, bitter finish. Well, not my choice of bitter beer, although its quite nice. 110516

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Meilby (11324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours cloudy pale yellow with a huge white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, alcohol and some fruits and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (7608) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle.Pours pale yellow with a big white head.Aroma of herbal noble hops, malt , herbal hops and grassy with some lemon notes.Flavor is sweet and fruity with some herbal and floral notes.Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 4, 2011
Served in a tulip glass. Light Golden color, hazy appearance, looks like a wit bier. Head is white, dense & close enough to create mountains of foam like cummulo-nimbus clouds or sugar cotton. Small bubbles. Every sip you take leaves a circle lacing from top to the bottom, til the end. Smells yeasty, mildy citric & slightly spicy. Bitternes at first touch, high carbonation crips your palate. A real vivant bire. Subtle hints of sweetness hidden by dry bitterness all around. The masked alcohol will burn you at the aftertaste with traces of woody, resin flavor. Good drinkability.

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