Brewed by Brouwerij Roman
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oudenaarde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gizmo_ber (187) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2012
Lot of flavor and nice finish, but not all that great overall. I’d call it above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swillguzzler99 (123) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2012
11.2 Ounce bottle. Pours a deep brown with a tons o’ head. Nose is skunky when first pour that dissipates to standard fruity with a bit of spice. Taste is a hint of citrus. Aftertaste is a bit off (almost like a latex glove), but I like this beer. +0.2 for the picture of the smug a**h*** on the bottle ;)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2012
From beerlicious iphone app: Malts smell like Hay Amber Red and Hazy color with a frothy white/tanish head Some light bitterness and sourness to start and finish’s short and bitterly Sticky Medium Body, with a fizzy alcoholic finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2196) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2012
shared 750ml from Total Wine, Alpharetta. pours a dark red / brown with a small off white head. sweet nose with dark fruits, candi sugar, some burnt grains and light yeast esters. med body with light carbonation, grapes, apple, plum, raisin and orange peel. smooth throughout and soft. a bit too sweet. finishes sweet and soft with lingering fruit notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2012
Draft @ Delirum, Brussels. Cuivré avec un col épais crémeux beige. Arôme rappelle une sorte de purée de groseilles avec une pointe de réglisse. En bouche, le tout est léger, malté cara/pale avec une pointe d’aigreur fruitée, de baies noires de groseilles ou mûres. Palais reste pétillant, et je note sur la fin un profile de réglisse qui se précise lorsque la bière se réchauffe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3384) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
750mL bottle purchased at Total Wine and More in Sacramento, CA. Opens with a thunderous pop. The aroma on this is nice enough, with some lightly sweet fruity esters, and some dusty esters as well.I can’t help but to pick up fruity raspberry aromas, which is A-OK in my book. Nicely aromatic. Mostly transparent, very fizzy cola-colored body with a cola-colored head that is medium and has decent retention. Quite a fizzy head, though. Starts fruity, and a bit overly carbonated. I detect that same raspberry that I get in the aroma, although it is very fleeting here in flavor. The beer then becomes a little caramelly, nutty, and somewhat toasted and sweet again. It dries out towards the end, and finishes with a bit of a woodiness. I think this is a nice beer. I just wish the carbonation was turned down, and it would be a 4+ beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2706) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours dark brown with big white head. Toasty wheat and toffee with a bit of sweetness and yeast in he flavor. Aroma is grassy hay and wild barn sort of yeastiness. A little roastiness on the finish. Solid drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2386) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 27, 2012
33cl bottle. Brown colouyred with a good and easy formation of tan head. Aroma is caramelish and slightly spicy. Flavour is dominating by brown sugar, caramel, sweet at the beginning and a final maintained the caramel taste with an average duration. Carbonation is medium. Body is medium to high. Texture is creamy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3316) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
caramel, resin, barnyard, licorice, cloudy, amber, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, oily feel, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5345) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2012
330 ml stubby bottle, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. ABV is 8.5%. Brown colour, huge beige head. High (too high) level of carbonation, even in the mouth. Fairly strong aroma, very much a "typical Belgian dubbel": notes of brown malts, caramel, brown kandij sugar and mild spices. The flavour has the same elements as the aroma, but is not too sweet. The hops are very moderate, I’d like some more. Still a decent and drinkable beer as it is.

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