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Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2006
Bottle - thanks to Mike (mds) for sharing! Deep brown to black, murky body. An off-white, creamy head. Smells a bit like a porter (or something in the stouty style, I was not sure - I’m ashamed I don’t know that much of these styles. Fortunately Mike (mds) said it looks indeed like a porter, so my stouty knowledge is apparently not that bad at all). The aroma had notes of liquor, fruits, flavour, fine malts like chocolate and straw, some alcohol (but despite the alcohol the complexity of the aroma is fare enough to get a 9 out of 10). Lightly bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet in the end. A little bit watery, but quite smooth. Drinks very easily.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle 33 cl...at De Heeren van Liedekercke... it pours reddish brown with a medium off-white to beige head, leaving lacings.... long lasting head...the aroma is caramel, hops, belgian yeast.... the flavor is belgian yeast, hoppy, coriander, fruits and banana.... very nice ! full body, nicely carbonated.. a really pleasant Heerenbier....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10769) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2012
Bottle shared at DHL during Paul’s Pre-Wedding Beer Weekend. Pours cloudy auburn with a dense, foamy head. Fresh, piney and lightly yeasty aroma. Medium to big sweet flavor with toasted sugar, light caramel, bubblegum, spices, and very mild fruity tang. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Mildly warming to finish with sweet and toasty malts tinged with caramel, pine, some candi sugar, mild citrus. Dries out nicely with some sweet, toasty grassiness, mild yeast and dark, toasty candi sugar. Very good. Strong yet still highly drinkable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10480) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 21, 2011
Würziger, hefig-schokoladiger Antrunk. Dieser ist ein guter Einstieg, das Bier wird später nämlich noch würziger und intensiver, wenn auch nicht so stark, wie es der Antrunk vermittelt. Ausgewogen, eine leichte Herbe bringt frische in das sonst festgefahren malzige Bier. Der Alkohol versteckt sich nicht, stört aber zu keiner Zeit und symbolisiert einfach und schlicht seiner Anwesenheit in einem schweren Abgang. Zudem hefig, nussig, abgerundet. Genussbier! 9/12/12/13/12/12

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2001
A bit sweet and spicey.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Well, the alcohol alone calls for this to be labelled a Belgian strong, doesn’t it? Reddish brown beer with a fine head and the usual Boelens murkiness. Nice, scented nose. Very sweet, full body with a lot of caramel in the flavours. Some spiciness although I believe none are added. Another great Boelens beer. 300499

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjs (4544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2010
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at De Heeren van Liedekercke) I had this beer with food that was prepared with the same beer. This dark brown beer was quite complex. Aroma had fruitiness, spiciness, hops, chocolate and malts. Palate was full bodied and dryish with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, aniseed, spiciness, fruitiness, hops, chocolate and bitterness. Aftertaste had aniseed and malts. Rarely have I had beer with so many flavours that still match. I enjoyed drinking this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle in our room at DHVL. The only non-sour I drank in Belgium! It pours very dark ruby brown, with a massive beige head. The nose is pine, citrus fruit, candied peel, roasted malt and underlying spice. The taste is roasted malt, charcoal, pine, tar, assertive bitterness, dark fruit/berry, ash and some spice, with a pretty dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and well balanced. Sort of like a Belgian Black IPA!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (3689) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Got a 75 cl. bottle for free from DHL as a goodbye gift. THX! Cool Service. Brownish, hazy with an off-white head. Ripe and overripe darkfruit in the nose, caramel, sweet with some booze comming through, sweet leaves, brown sugar in the nose. Bitter herbal in the taste, presumably the hops, leaves, burned sugar, caramel, lots of bitter leaves, lots of bitterness and some booze, very bitter leaves & herbs in the back. Medium, light oily body. Interesting & very bitter for a Belgian beer, enjoyed their blond housebeer more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2242) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle at DHVL. Dark brown liquid with medium to big light brown head. Aroma of biscuit, flowers, earthy hops, bread, light banana and light clove. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of flowers, biscuit and light belgian yeast esters. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Really nice, great maltiness together with some hoppiness.


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