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


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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.

kubilai's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, - NOV 15, 2011
Pours a sparkling amber liquid with a foamy white head that lasts". The aroma is yeasty with hints of grapefruits and ginger. Taste of citrus, notes of orange, spices, and yeast. The alcohol taste is too strong. Very sparkling. Fair bitterness. Missing some complexity. Bof..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shark_Pants (351) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015
Nice amber colour with large frothy white head. Aroma is dominated by musty belgian yeast, with honey, toast and apricot jam. The taste is the same but with a very strong booze. Medium bodied and spicy on the tongue. Not bad at all but the lack of subtlety with the booze really detracts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (198) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle. Golden, honey pour with lasting head. Aroma: almond paste, soap, grass, lemon, hint of pine, boozy touch. Taste is sour and sweet, almost like a candy. Hint of almond paste. Slightly boozy, cherry. Robust. Bitterness in the development. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (462) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
330 mL bottle. Hazy golden pour, bubbly white head that doesn’t last. Yeasty grain aroma. Flavor follows with some more spice. Okay Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1331) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 13, 2015
average frothy white head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. sparkling hazy thick dark orangeish-amber body. aroma: light hoppy, pineapple, white wine,alcohol. if: moderate sweet. ff: light acidic bitter; average duration. palate: light medium body, oily texture, fizzy carbonation, metallic moderate alcoholic finish. Saboroso dulçor com backbone maltada. Vencimento em 17 dias. Dulçor alcoólico puxa mais para tripel que BSA. Com o ganho de temperatura, aparecem nuances frutadas, sugeridas inicialmente pelo aroma, puxando também para abacaxi. 60 s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3398) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines Comely Bank. Appearance - it’s a gusher. Golden with a large head. Nose - banana bread and a touch of vanilla. Taste - more vanilla and banana custard. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry tangy finish. Overall - it’s good even if not exciting on terms of Belgian standards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2015
330ml bottle courtesy of Ashton McCobb. Pours hazy pale gold, thin white head. Aromas of bread, oranges, light Belgian yeast. Taste is more of the same, light spice. Medium body, creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (763) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle from Brother David. Yes this is strong - taste is dominated by strong alcohol and the dry, fruity finish means this could almost be confused with a white wine. Lacks the depth of flavour or complexity of the top end Belgian strong ales such as Kwak or the Chimays but still a more than decent way to slip into unconsciousness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
Not the greatest Belgian by any means, but not sure some of these low ball scores below are really accurate. Minimal nose & a golden pour that offers a bubble bath style foam that disappears quickly. Fairly tasty with flavours of yeasty graham crackers, faint apple cider, & candy store syrup. Mrs Tiki steals a sip -- gasp! -- & she loves it (keep in mind she generally snubs beer aside from the odd Belgian).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from Svijet Piva. Pours hazy golden with bubbly white head. Light fruit, yeast, spicy. Warming alcohol. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjansen1310 (94) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Bottle from 0,33 cl. Golden blond with white head. Taste wise it is yeasty, spiced with some fruity tastes. Not that special. Expected more when looking at the bottle, it’s a shame...

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