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Klokke Roeland - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: philipquarles on 07-14-2008)
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-18-2012 12:58:48 | More by Pamola
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%

served in a snifter at the Trappe Door

A: photo on BA captures the appearance well except that my serving had a remarkably thick and creamy head that, for a while, completely coated the glass on the way down.

Yeasty and fruity, but at a moderate level for style. A bit sweet for style, but not cloying or objectionable. Some diactyl in the flavor that blended nicely with the feel, aroma and other taste components.

M: nice creamy/buttery feel.

03-23-2012 05:18:43 | More by chinchill
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California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-06-2014 00:49:12 | More by SB_Brewmaster
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-30-2011 15:04:48 | More by PaBeerLover
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured red-orange with a two finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, floral, sweet alcohol, banana, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, banana, bread, dark fruit, subtle milk chocolate, sweet alcohol, and very subtle wood. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. This was actually one of the more complex brews I’ve had in quite awhile as far as flavor goes. Every sip brought about a whole new experience. The aroma was a little bit of a letdown as compared to the flavor, but you can’t win them all I suppose. A really well done brew that I wouldn’t mind having again in the future.

03-30-2012 10:51:27 | More by thagr81us
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philipquarles

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -47.8%

Brewed exclusively for 'Waterhuis aan de Bierkant' in Ghent by Brouwerij Van Steenberge. On tap, it is 11.0% ABV; bottled, 11.5%. Pours an impressive clear amber with a huge, billowing white head that was very persistent. Great lacing. One whiff gives a hugely sweet, fruity aroma. Smelled strongly of caramelized sugar. Overwhelmingly sweet taste. After a couple more sips, some plum-like esters became noticeable, with a bit of spice at the end. Big alcohol. Thick feel that borders on syrupy. Pretty bad.

07-14-2008 18:45:06 | More by philipquarles
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-26-2013 23:30:50 | More by Pensfan0782
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-28-2013 02:07:49 | More by vandemonian
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desint

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

08-26-2013 12:30:32 | More by desint
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Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24%

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Jenjan


4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-29-2012 16:25:43 | More by Jenjan
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largadeer

California

3.53/5  rDev -7.8%

Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt. Bright, copper-colored, slightly hazy. The tall white head retains nicely in the wide-mouthed goblet. Plum-like fruit aroma with a big dark candi sugar sweetness behind it and a hint of alcohol. Bittersweet taste leaning toward sweet. Plums, raisins, plenty of dark candi sugar sweetness. There's a bit of sharp alcohol, but nothing suggesting 11%. It ends on a hoppy, somewhat solventy note. The finish is brief but faintly astringent. Good, but not stellar for the style.

04-22-2010 23:12:34 | More by largadeer
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Kips

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-04-2014 22:10:27 | More by Kips
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%

Had this on tap at Deep Ellum.
It is listed on the Deep Ellum menu as a Belgian Blond.

Klokke Roeland is the house beer at Chez Leontine in Ghent. Chez Leontine is part of group of bar/restaurants collectively known as Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant. I don't think it is bottled at all, and only recently, to my knowledge, has been available here in the states.

A - Amber pour with a fluffy white head. Served in a goblet with a heavy paperweight stem.

S - Sweet on the nose, lots of honey, fruit, candied sugar and just a touch of funk.

T/M - The first sip is a delight. The alcohol is almost nonexistent. Sweet dark fruit.There is just enough carbonation to keep it on the lighter side of a heavy mouthfeel. The sweet overpowers any interesting nuances that Klokke may have hidden. I want a lighter body, a little more carbonation, a little more hop bitterness and yeasty funk.

D - As the beer disappears into my belly I find the sweetness to become overwhelming. I'm glad I tried this but I wouldn't go for it again.

06-09-2009 15:45:03 | More by yossarian14
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JohnBender

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-24-2012 23:50:32 | More by JohnBender
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-20-2013 01:15:11 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-08-2013 19:45:48 | More by IPAchris
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baklo

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-01-2012 14:49:21 | More by baklo
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Served in a signature glass (I want one), dark reddish amber in color with a nice, dense, off-white head, which retained well and laced well, even if it wasn't that big. After fading, a gentle swirl rejuvenates the head a bit. Aroma of yeast, spice, and all kinds of fresh fruit. Taste of sweet malts, caramel, bready yeast, apples, white wine, and raisins, and a light bit of spice. Finished nutty and a bit stale, possibly from the elevated alcohol, but good otherwise. Medium-bodied and moderately drinkable.

08-29-2011 18:57:28 | More by Rifugium
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charlzm

California

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%

Consumed May 12th, 2012 at Brews Brothers, Galveston, Texas.

Appearance: medium burnished copper/amber. Nice one-finger head that provides some sticky sheeting. Good looking!

Aroma - sour cherries, tawny malts and honey.

Flavor is clean: crystal malts, tart and low but present bitterness. Just outstanding!

Good carbonation helps mask the high ABV. I had no idea it was 11%!

What a find. I'm so happy to have had this one. Dangerously drinkable.

06-13-2012 05:10:06 | More by charlzm
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours a reddish to almost brown in color with an off white head. In the aroma, notes of caramel and citrus. In the taste, a nice roast of caramel and orange citrus, with a small note of honey. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small citrus and note of alcohol in the aftertaste. Hides the 11% well, this on could get me in trouble, so keep up the good work!

09-30-2011 00:45:18 | More by OWSLEY069
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PDXHops

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%

Growler poured into an oversized snifter. Reddish amber capped with a modest foamy head. A skim hangs around for a good long while. Lazily scattered splotches of lace.

Big fruity nose on this stuff, with mixed berry jam, tangerine and apples being particularly potent. Bubblegum sweetness and subtle spicing play a smaller role. Plenty of fruity flavors to match the nose as well; this stuff's almost too fruity for its own good, but in the end it's pretty enjoyable stuff. Banana bread and cherry liqueur emerge as it warms, nicely contrasted by a punch of bitterness in the swallow. Appropriately gentle carbonation. Very sweet stuff, yet it finishes almost clean. Kind of odd how I'm noticing the booze bigtime before the swallow, not so much afterward.

12-23-2011 00:26:33 | More by PDXHops
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Klokke Roeland from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.