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


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RATINGS: 449   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 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 (13693) - 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. It’s fruity on the nose, with apricot, citrus and coriander, and pale malts. Some sugary notes too, but not much. It’s 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, it’s a pleasant and tasteful beer. 110430

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (10377) - 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 (20602) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with lasting white head. Lemon, citric acid aroma with bit of wood. Alcohol strength in body, and its heat carries on to the end. Not keen on it. Alcohol is too evident.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7129) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2006
Bottle. White lasting head. Yellow unclear body. Weak hops aroma. Flavor dominated by lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2006
Pours a clear golden color with a thick white head. Ordinary aroma and flavor of coriander, citrus and yeast, feels a lot like a boring tripel. The palate is light and creamy and the carbonation is lively. It’s not very entertaining.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2006
Had it in the Kulminator, Antwerp, vintage 1999.Yellow colour, average white head. Heavy sweet ’old’ aroma with some madeirisation hints and Yeasty as well. Full body, sweet yeasty, with a somewhat astringent body. Held nice for a 6 year overtime beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
BBD 12/09/04. Robe blonde voilée surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse. Arômes de houblon et de carton. Saveurs de thé, de citron, de houblon, d’alcool et de phénols.

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