Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Full body - staying head - amber color with a spicy, malty palate that finishes very fruity with complex hoppy undertones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2006
Dark yellow color, big white head. Cloudy appearance. Obvious orange with spices, some lemon and licorice in aroma. Medium bodied, slightly watery palate. Flavor has also mild spices, lemon and licorice, aftertaste has medium alcohol, too much of it in here. Nice lace in glass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 10, 2006
330ml from Rumbles. exp 17/11/07. Poured nicely and looked good. Tasted mostly of alcohol and yeast with a hint of hops and malt. short finish. Not worth $6.90.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Habanero (2441) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2006
Bottle: Pours misty and deep golden with a large, white fluffy head, but short lasting - some lacing. Aroma of yeast, citrus and coriander. The flavour is fruity with cranberries and lemon. Medium bodied. Sour and slightly bitter finish. Fresh beer despite itís high alcohol pct. but I had expected more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Had at SIB. Light cloudy golden with decent head. Good sweetness from the malts. Sour apple is noticeable in the aroma and taste. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Pours a hazy amber gold with a lacy head. Sweet and creamy with a medim body and light carbonation. The taste has some fruit and just a bit of spice. Very smooth, and does a decent job of hiding the alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2006
On tap at the Sharp Edge, Pgh, PA. Color is hazy corn yellow with white head. Aroma is musty, fruity (pear) and floral. Flavor is strong and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2011 Bottled. Yellow-golden, massively carbonating beer with some yeast-clouds and a large, stable, creamy, off-white head. It has an aroma with cellar, black-currant, sugar and some sourness. Flavor has a great deal of alcohol, and malt, fruityness, spicey hops a bit sourness. Medium to thin body and a finish with alcohol, some metallic notes and spicey hops. Rating: 5-4-6-2-12-2.9. 060619

On tap at the brewery. It pours a clear, golden body and a dense, white head. Itís fruity on the nose, with apricot, citrus and coriander, and pale malts. Some sugary notes too, but not much. Itís a bit warming on the palate, with a nice bitterness showing up towards the end. Apricot, citrus, some coriander and pale malts too. Full body and a pleasant carbonation. Although a bit too warming, even considering its ABV, itís a pleasant and tasteful beer. 110430

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 Honey color. Honey and mandarin in the aroma. Sweetish and rather thin. Citric flavor. Raspberry esters. A touch of hop character coming up in the aftertaste. The alcohol is partly hidden by the sweetish flavor. (7 3 7 4 12 = 3.3) A bottle tasted in feb 2010 was very disappointing. An alcoholic and perfumed brew, with hints of plum. Yeasty notes in the finish. (5 3 5 2 9 = 2.4) Rating is an average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Draught at Lucky Baldwins Delirium Cafe, Sierra Madre
Pure, golden clear body, with a rich large fluffy white head. Turbid carbonation. Honey and spice aroma. Slight acidity. Full bodied. Spicy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2006
Draught. A bit hazy yellow/golden colour with small, but longlasting white head. Aroma is strong citrus with hints of spices and yeast. Very sweet citrus (blood orange meets lemon and lime) flavour with some malty hints. Lots of fruit in aftertaste.

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