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


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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (7498) - 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 (3477) - 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 (2890) - 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 (2699) - Paris, FRANCE - 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 (3445) - 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 (5691) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2012
From backlog

Head: off white, rocky
Colour: dark brown
Smell: hops, candy sirup, bit boozey
Taste: caramel, chocolat, dried fruit, candy sirup, bit of hops, sticky mouthfeel ... well ok ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Pours murky reddish brown with a thin, fully receding wispy off-white head. Notes of plum, bubble gum, toffee, spice, pepper, ripe fruits, estery yeast. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation. Nice flavor, could use better clarity and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (884) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
Dark brown pour with large fluffy tan head. Aroma of plums and raisins. Taste is slightly sweet with a bit of caramel and raisin coming through. High carbonation with a dry finish. Not that great in the long run.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3055) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Pours a dark brown color with a tan frothy head. Aroma of plum,raisin,and toffee. Flavor of plums, raisin, alcohol, and toffee with a hint of alcohol. Quite a nice beer.

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