Brewed by Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
Style: Belgian Ale
Ninove, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 675   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Golden colored, but cloudy with yeast, with a light, frothy head.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Fruity aroma with presence of Belgian yeast,spicy/bready. Fine bubbles,incredible mouthfeel.Tart,acidic with nortes of lemon and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Good looking label. Big caramel with light flowers in the nose lead you to believe the taste will be much sweeter than it is. Flavor is light caramel up front with flowery hops coming in and then sourness finishing it off. I love the restraint of the sweetness, but would prefer more of the great hop flavor than the sourness. I know I'm probably supposed to appreciate the latter more, but I don't. Unlike the others I do not think the sourness is very interesting--just sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theakston (64) - arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Pours a cloudy pale gold with a small white head. Good hop aroma floral with sharp lemon tones. Taste is well balanced sweet and malty with earthy hop bitternes. Yeast aftertaste is quite complex, some sourness some fruit and some moderate funkiness. Quite an impressive beer for the strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5988) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
Hazy grey colour with a very large dense white head. An odd colour for the beer, but it still looked pretty nice! Smells of witbier: corn, wheat and coriander seed are all evident. Light-bodied; tastes of corn, citrus, wheat and a bit of hops. Palate filled with spices (cloves), yeast and hay. A pretty good white, definately one to try. Overall a better than average beer...I find it a bit wierd to be under the Belgian Ale category, but whatever it is...it's pretty good! I got my 11.2 ounce bottle from Lee & Edwards in Roanoke, Virginia purchased by good friend and fellow ratebeerian JonR888710.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2003
A simple and straight-forward Belgian. Probably no great shakes at home, but better than average beer in the States. Cloudy, citrus and hops, with good carbonation Is this a wheat beer? Cloudy yellow appearance and citrus taste suggests that it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 Good stuff. Nice head with a lingering sweet and refreshing flavor. kind of sharp and sour towards the end. Wonderful drink, definately worth checking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12918) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2003
Frothy head. Hoppy, grassy aroma with vanilla. Yeasty, hoppy, strangely enough refreshing beer. has some characteristics of a witbier, but has the hoppiness of a Crombe beer. Just a hint of tartness and grapefruit. Intriguing beer full of quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2003
Bottled. Again at the Dovetail. Pale cloudy yellow appearance, like weisse beer. Smooth fine head. Not all that as beers go. Herbal and citrus aroma/flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3193) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Love that aroma! Lemony and biting, could it be...Lysol? Think happy thoughts. Cloudy yellow body rich in yeast sediment. Flavor is citrus, with a crisp, sour, lemon feel and biting carbonation and acid at the back of the tongue. A medley of sharp, lively citrus awaits the lucky suitor of this quality Belgian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2003
This beer poured a hazy gold color and formed a nice bubbly white head that coated the glass with lace as it subsided. Some carbonation is present. An aroma of hops, cirtrus, banana and cloves. A flavor of hops, sour apples and some citrus. The finish was a bit on the tart side. Not a bad beer, but the flavor threw me off a bit.

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