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Brewed by Brouwerij de Bie
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Wakken, Belgium

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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Zatte Bie from Brouwerij de Bie is a jet black masterpiece called drunken honey bee, slightly spiced, six different malts used from pale to dark one gives smoky, roasted note that is rare in such a big beer. Truly endearing ale.

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3.5
emdejes (87) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2017
33 cl bottle - bbd = 2009 Ten years old, I tasted even older bottles. Magnificent taste. Black as oil, in color and texture. Never tasted the fresh version, but the older bottles are pure gold (black gold)

4.1
Ysok02 (1761) - Mons, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2017
Robe brune dense, fine mousse. Nez puissant sur le café froid, le chocolat, le malt torréfié, pointe lactée, grillée, et fumée. Bouche à l’attaque ample, torréfiée, de la fraîcheur, une bulle fraîche et onctueuse à la fois et une finale torréfiée, longue et équilibrée. Une très belle bière de fin de soirée.

3.3
Beerhunter111 (22203) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2017
33cl bottle. A dark orange brown beer with a small beige head. Aroma of dark riped fruits, plums, strong malt.Taste of medium sweet and strong malt, riped fruits, dried fruits, plums, a bit sticky.

3.7
bonkiedeaap (798) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel, Belgium. The beer is dark brown colored and has a large creamy head with nice carbonation. The aroma is malty and fruity with notes of roasted malts and caramel but also dried fruits, cacao, coffee, spices and yeast. Taste is full bodied sweetness and has notes of caramel, dried fruits and raisins and a light bitterness gives notes of yeast, spices, cacao and a hint of alcohol. The finish is full and long with a light bitterness with some alcohol.

3.6
JefVerstraete (3546) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle as a gift. Many thanks! Hazy brown colour. Sweet caramel and malts, light spicy. Bit too sweet and one dimensional.

3.4
Cantabrian (1153) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 7, 2016
I was sent this beer by mistake by beernavigator.com, a Belgian outfit, I think. Annoying to get something you did not order when you paid for another product. This is all good. A typical strong Belgian ale, perhaps with a little too much of a Kräuter bitterness on the flavour and an appallingly poor presentation.

3.8
Rubin77 (2477) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 7, 2016
F: average, creamy, average lasting, pale brown. C: dark brown to dark, opaque. A: malt, chocolate, caramel, honey, touch of roasted malt, raisins, candy, coriander, dried fruits, spicy. T: malt, roasted malt, raisins, plums, dark caramel, spicy, hint of coffee, herbal, honey, banana, very interesting, quite complex and good balanced, bottle 03/15, 0,33l bottle from Carrefour in Brussels.

3.5
kajser27 (1957) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 2, 2016
Dark brown to black colored, medium beige head, very lasting. aroma is of brown sugar, chocolate, dried fruity, spicy and Belgian yeast. Taste is medium to very sweet caramel, chocolate, light roasted, dried fruits, Belgian yeast, spices. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, creamy. (bottle, Staminee Den Boulevard, Kortrijk)

3.4
Hopverdju (1426) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2015
Donker bruin bier met beige schuim. Gebrande moutgeur en karamel. Zoete kandijsmaak met iets vineus en fruitig. Goeie carbonatie. Zoetige afdronk met een vineus zuurtje.

3.4
rdb84 (622) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2015
Pitch black, modest head. A: fruity, hairspray, dried apricot, hint of caramel, wine gums. Interesting. T: oily, distinct boozy hairspray taste, hint of cherry, candies. Deep boozy development, warming, but not too overwhelming. Aftertaste is a bit dry. Taste is robust and mature, just a bit too boozy.


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