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


on tap


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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
valcanan (12) - Apple Valley, California, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Very dark, aroma reminded me a samichlaus or a few other strong ales I've had. Taste is good and not to strong.

Beerhunter111 (20467) - 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.

bonkiedeaap (760) - 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.

JefVerstraete (3348) - 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.

Cantabrian (1130) - 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.

Rubin77 (2113) - 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.

kajser27 (1803) - 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)

Hopverdju (1260) - 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.

rdb84 (609) - 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.

ALLOVATE (3014) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2015
Vintage 2012.
Into a chalice at cellar temperature. Cola brown which shimmers in the lights. Head is a steady, creamy and dense off-white foam with oily legs on the meniscus. Nose is dominated by strange notes of Vegemite™ with even stranger hints of kecap manis, soy and Worcestershire sauce. Vinous, sherryish, nutty palate. Prunes and dates with an earthiness that dries it. Not big but weighty enough to b filling. Soft in carbonation and smooth in the finish. Lengthy, musty and earthy, wine-like finish. Light dusty cocoa and wood notes mid-palate with a little burnt, bitter stonefruit. Kind of falls flat a little. Alkaline and ash linger. Not bad, but not the best of Belgian Strong’s. The nose is definitely unique though!! (33cL, Int’l beer Shop, Leederville)

Nicolas_M (199) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2015
Belgian strong Ale with sugar, that’s the easy way to describe the beer. In fact it’s difficult to say more about it. Well, I can add the taste of alcohol.

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