Brewed by Brand Bierbrouwerij (Heineken)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Wijlre, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2002
classic winterbeer in the netherlands with itís supreme palate. One of the best beer in Holland brewed by a major brewerie

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TMB (1) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
Found one that expired 3 years ago.... No words to describe the unexpected joy.... If only I would remember the beer it reminded me off..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
goozen (3845) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2007
Tap in Maastricht: A long time no see. A orange amber coloured beer with a high alcohol thats very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanBerg (59) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2007
Very nice Belgian ale. I had about six of them at de Boom in Alkmaar. You wonít say that thereís 7,5% in it. Sweet and spicy. The aftertaste is great too. Will drink this more often.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (696) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2016
The beer looks nice. The color of the brew is a reddish orange. It isnít really amber colored, itís to red for that. The beer is crystal clear. I can look through it like its water. Not a single bubble can be seen in the beer. The beer pours a small layer of slightly tinted foam. The foam collapses quickly, to leave almost nothing. The smell of the beer is lovely. Itís very fruity and has a good sweetness. I smell banana, raisins, almonds, some distinguished smokey touches, alcohol, all really nice rather warming aromas. The beer is perfect for the late fall and early winter. Itís warming aromas, with some autumn touches to it, with the raisins, some spices I smell. Itís lovely I think. The taste is also nice. It has all those things the smell has to, but itís more blended together. In the smell al aromas are individually perceptible, but in the taste all flavor a come together in a homogeneous, warming rich and sweet taste with a nice bitter pinch. The finish starts with a little taste of metal. The finish is quite long and is filled with the raisins and almonds mostly. The palate of the beer is exceptionally good. The beer has a medium-strong body, with a fizzy carbonation. The texture is rather slick I think. A nice beer it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2008
Tap in Gauda. Very nice beer. I had also 3 bottles of previous beers last year. Sylvester from 84 till 87 still very nice but also stronger at that time 9 % and in 87 8%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (5918) - GERMANY - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle looks simple and a bit complex. Beer in the glass brown, red glimmer, nice head. Starts malty and very spicy, like chrismas spices, some cinnamon. Finish warming with a soft alcoholic touch, well balanced. I really liked it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (2205) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 19, 2016
clear amber colour, creamy yellowish hed;aroma of caramel, fruitiness, some floral notes, alcohol and maybe hints of nuts; taste is the same; not an extraordinary Belgian strong ale, but still enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2004
Welcome back to life Sylvester. This is around a lot of localAmsterdam cafes and it is a welcome antidote to the cold. Very vinous with some cheery notes this is a very good beer. Excellent coppery colour and presentation in the glass promise a good beer which is not a disappointment. Great bitter blanace and fine aftertaste. A real alternative to a wine and this could be served at room temperature.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (6491) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2008
On tap, last winter. Dark amber with a purple hue, creamy white head. Aroma of caramel sweetness and spice. Flavour is soft, sweet, christmas spice, bitter finish. Soft mouthfeel, very nice beer.

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