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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Horste
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Nederhorst Den Berg, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A full-bodied, copper ale with an enticing aroma and a warm rich finish. Mildly hopped with an abundance of malt in the palate in the finest tradition of the Netherlands.

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3.2
egajdzis (6574) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2005
Poured a hazy gold color with a small, white, quickly diminishing head that left very light lacing on the glass. Aroma was full of bread, leather, yeast, rubber, cork, and butterscotch. Taste was citrus, lightly spicy, sweet with more yeast and alcohol. Lively carbonation.

2.5
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Decent foamy head. Golden-orange body. Poor unapt aroma reveals celery overtones on top of overly sweet shaving cream and plasticy funk. Hair fixing stuff abounds on the palate, greasy. Bubbly mouthfeel, drying out and rubbering out! Hopefully not one of the bottles that have aged the best, because I really don’t like it and I loved Beatrix.

4.3
notalush (5873) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2002
This beer has a really funky-looking sediment (like large grains of sand), but other than that it has a nice, cloudy, golden appearance, and an inviting, fruity, yeasty aroma. It has a very earthy, malty, tripel-like flavor, but seems to be a bit softer and fuller than many tripels I’ve had. The finish is very smooth and slightly citrusy. I actually enjoy this more than their Beatrix, and this is a bit cheaper, too. Good, good stuff.

4.2
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Lots of carbonation, white fizzy head and some lacing. Hazy amber broze color. The aroma is full of musky barnyard/cobbwebb notes and tangy sourness. Very spicey things going on here. The mouthfeel is bubbly and highly carbonated. The flavor is toasty with malts, nice tangyness & an aged creamy fruit undertone like unrotten old fruit. Finishes dry with light sweetness. Good, strong alcohol in the tail though.

4
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - APR 2, 2006
This Belgian Strong Ale pours a medium gold color from a 750ml bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is malt, fruit, pepper and funk. Medium bodied Strong Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet, lots of pineapple, mango and apple. Hints of pepper and funk mix with some banana and clove as well. Lively carbonation. Nice smooth taste. An interesting beer, it is sort of a cross between a Belgian Strong Ale and Farmhouse ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

3.4
muzzlehatch (4958) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 June 2003: Clear bright medium amber, large fast-diminishing head. Big caramel aroma, very sweet, odd apple aromas also, not sure I really like it; intense but rather un-beery if you know what I mean. Hints of caramel/butterscotch at the front of the flavor profile also, very very smooth with just a hint of alcohol in the finish. It’s simple, smooth, warming though I don’t find the alcohol overly obvious for an 8%, very tasty and quaffable but nothing close to the complexity or master of Beatrix.

March 2005: sample was much simpler and had a sickly-sweet character that was really unpleasant ...stale and peppery at the finish. Would probably rate a 2.5 or so but I’m leaving my rating for the obviously better sample from 2 years ago...

2.6
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
Musty, stale, floral aroma with notes of sweet icing sugar and some mild fruitiness. Hazy orange-copper coloured body with lasting cover of white head. Musty, sweet flavour with some notes of plastic. Medium body with fair carbonation that is engaging in the mouth. Seems to have lost its lustre over the years of aging. Bottle sampled with ClarkVV, MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.

3.7
Nuffield (4170) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2005
How many times had I passed on buying this beer, knowing that it wasn’t the quality of Beatrix. Still, this was interesting, perhaps more interesting than I had assumed. Yeasty aroma with notes of orange, a touch of spice, and cork. Hazy golden yellow color. Adequate carbonation plus an acidic bite at the front, but a quick finish lends the sensation of being light and thin. Still, it was engaging at moments.

3.6
smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Bottle shared by hopscotch @ otakuden’s Vero Beach Throwdown. Pours hazy golden color with white head. Belgian yeast and butterscotch aromas. Sweet butterscotch flavor with some dough, apples and vanilla. Medium body with average carbonation.

4.1
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 2, 2006 Cloudy gold, medium head. Aroma is sweet pineapple candy and lightly spiced. Starts off really smooth, almost creamy. Flavors of apple, pineapple and mango are juggled nicely with the sweet and dry malts. Carbonation is light enough to notice and tough enough to somehow take away the sugary sweetness.


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