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


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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/3/2013. Thanks to Jay for the bottle! 11.2 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a cloudy burgundy color with evident carbonation rising up to the top. Seeing as I intentionally poured the bottle to maximize the head, it was a five finger light mocha color. The retention is weird - instead of just gradually fading, the texture just becomes more bubbly, until it collapses in on itself. The end result is a much creamier looking one finger mocha-colored head that leaves massive clumps of lacing on the glass. If any beer was made for a Duvel tulip, this one is it. S: Apple, pear, chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. Rather simple by BSDA standards, with a weird metallic note detracting some. T: There’s an initial quality of apple/pear yeast esters, before the beer finishes with notes of chocolate, raisin, and brown sugar sweetness. Occasionally, a bit of hops appear. This is definitely on the dubbel side of the BSDA fence. There’s very little thought provoking complexity, rather it fits into the category of simple refreshment. M: The vibrant carbonation gives this a light, airy texture. Actually, the vibrant carbonation makes this one really scratchy and even harsh. It’s pretty difficult to focus on the initial smoothness of the malt structure when the palate is being bombarded with carbonation and - to a lesser extent - astringency. Aftertaste is a touch sweet after a while, but this manages to subdue the booze quite well. O: Certainly, it won’t give Rochefort 8 any fits, but it’s not a bad choice for a BSDA. Keeping in mind its flaws (rampant overcarbonation, simple flavors, metallic aroma), it’s still decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaCanard (13) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Bière à robe couleur caramel au goût de café et de chocolat. Mousse crémeuse et persistante. Agréable arrière goût vineux.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisko82 (430) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 31, 2016
Piwo czerwono-brązowe. Dość trwala piana. W zapachu karmel, owoce suszone, orzechy, przyprawy. W smaku słody i owocowość, karmel i orzechy trochę kawy i czekolada. Goryczka niska. Dość wytrawne. Wysokie wysycenie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1037) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle. BB 11.08.2016. Pours a beautiful ruby red-brown colour with a big, soft, beige head. Good lace and retention. The aroma is pleasant, sour redcurrant juice jumps out first, then dark fruits and caramel. Tastes sweet and sour upfront, with a bit of an unsatisfyingly abrupt and thin, bitter finish. Fruits, berries, caramel. Soft mouthfeel and rather active, thin carbonation. Overall very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (210) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2016
Kastanjebruin bier met lichtbeige schuimkraag die niet lang blijft. Geur: ietwat fruitig, moutig, kandij. Smaak: zoet, caramel. Niet zo volmondig. Weinig afdronk, behalve wat plakkerig zoet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (2765) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
bottle at a bar, deep dark amber to more red colour with a tanned head. nose of caramel, sweet grains, and some chocolate. raisins, plums, alcohol is noticeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vladivostok (374) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Dark with a lasting sudsy head. Faint aroma of alcohol. Moderately hopped, the over-riding flavour being of caramel. Quite heavily carbonated but a beer of this gravity can handle that quite comfortably. Fairly sweet with a medium bitter finish. Average-good Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2015
Sterk bruin met hoppig aroma. Smaak: toetsen van karamel, chocolade en gedroogd fruit. Speciaal dus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1818) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Appearance: Cage-n-cork. Dark redish brown, clear. Lots of light tan head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit. Prunes.
Taste: Malt, fruit, sweetness, molasses. Expected more.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 750 ml, $5.99
Info: 17/9-2015, 94/300M

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CloudyHead (57) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2015
33 cl bottle. Rather sweet, with thickish texture and bread aroma. Dry yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4669) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle from the brewers shared at Dupont
slightly hazy deep ruby brown with a fluffy beige head. Caramel and weetabix in aroma, moderate carbonation with slightly tart initial taste followed on by fruit and caramel, moussy carbonation, touch of molasses, slightly metalic in the finish.

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