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Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) The type of beer that virtually "explodes" when the cap comes off. The foam floods out of the bottle and it just keeps on going. By the time, I locate a glass, only half of the original content is left. Aestetically, this scrapes the barrel: muddy grey-brown - pretty much the colour of Chinese river water. When it comes to the flavor it’s a bit like chocolate (milk), actually quite soft and malty with some bitterness. And a lot of sediment - like the bottom of the aforementioned Chinese river. At least a tea spoon full of it. 100104

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 14, 2005
very mild notes of special B malt and some sweet dark fruits reminiscent of caramelized candy sugars. Caramel and toffee are abundant as is a mild sweetness with a touch of nuts a pepper. mildly grassy and citric near the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
skortila (4801) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2004
Malty and fruity aroma reminded me a little of the westmalle dubbel. Good so far. Hazy, brown-orange coloured with a lasting, off-white head. Taste is a little alcoholic, malty, fruity, sweet, sugary. Perhaps a little winey indeed. Not really my kind of beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2004
Rich red/brown colour. Small, but persistent, head. Aroma is (like many of the Belgian Christmas beers at this sitting) quite herbal, with plenty of malt and a hint of resinous hop in the background. Sweetish, with candy sugar in evidence. Less going on in the flavour - plummy, with a definite sweet and sour character. Not bad. Bottled at the Beer Circus, Croydon (Belgian Christmas Beer Festival)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2004
Bottled. A sweet aroma with caramel and fruits. A brown beer. The taste is sweet but there is also Christmassy malts caramel and sultanas. Reminded me of a brown ale in some ways.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2004
Our label looked cooler. Slight rubber, clove and sugar aroma. Brown with a beige head. Sweet caramel, plum, sugar and spice. Mediujm bodied. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2004
Bottle at Beer Circus, Croydon. Odd sugary aroma (very much like those pick and mix banana sweets - the foam ones). Odd sweetish taste, malt, slight spice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 9, 2004
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 38. This bottled brew from the ’t Brugs Beertje pub in Brugge poured a medium sized head of fine to medium sized long lasting off-white colored bubbles that left behind a uncarbonated transparent dark brown colored body. It had a mild vinous aroma and a strong vinous malty palate that smoothened in the finish. Very good flavor. Goes down very easily.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20679) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2004 Bottled. Dark nut brown, hazy. Almond aroma. Sweet and soft, somewhat orangey. Fairly malty with some caramel. Warming, yet not alcoholic. Pleasant and flavourful. A good one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Geuze-aroma. Sourish and sharp. Sour start and middle, more woody dryness in finish. Notes of oak. Like a Vlamish Oud Bruin, some sweet malty finish.


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