Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ingelmunster, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1159) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAY 22, 2004
A clear orange/amber color with a medium foamy off-white head. This bottle clearly lists 9% alcohol.Malty scent with Oak and yeast tones to it. The wood and yeast carry over to the flavor up front with malty swwetness in the middle, a warming alcohol follow and a lingering moderately bitter aftertaste. A nice nightcap after a 15 hour day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5451) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2004
Bottle Conditioned. BBE 04/06 Amber with white foam. Oily mouthfeel with prickly carbonation. Yeasty. Tree bark bitterness. Drinkable, but not great. A beer that doesn't grab the attention, and when you do take notice of it, there's not a lot good to say about it. You feel the alcohol on the swallow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2004
03/97 on cork, so if beer ages like a thoroughbred horse, this is 7 years old. Bright Orange, no head. Pungent aroma of pears, apples, wet stone and musty earth. winey mouthfeel. Some chardonay flavors, but also very watery. The aroma writes a check the flavor can't cash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2004
03/97 cork date. This beer has the color of tarnished copper and very little head. What little head there was disappears almost immediately. The nose is quite stunning. Rich earth, musty peaches, lemony oak, anise and fresh apples. The palate is dry with baked apples, old oak, stale bread and musty lemons. The finish is dry and ends abruptly, but is strangely appetizing and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
haddon90 (1575) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Did not like this at all. Not your typical Belgian Ale. No head at all. Copper color, but kind of odd looking. Tasted like wine. Not very impressive at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Cork date 03/97- almost 7 years old! Difficult to open, with flakey blue foil, wire cage, and broken cork; this better be good! Murky orange color and used-frying-oil appearance. Transient white head. However, fantastic aroma: spicy, horseblanket, damp earth, overripe pit fruits, anise, sweet cherry, elderberry, chocolate truffles, stinky cheese. Flavor is weakly malty with peaches and chicory, herbal (woodruff and chamomile), Orval-like white pepper, lightly fruity and phenolic. Watery mouthfeel. Oddly appealing semi-dry aftertaste of horse stable and wet forest. Surprisingly interesting and complex!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The Etruscan (583) - Tuscany, ITALY - JAN 10, 2004
Large white soft and thick long lasting head. Deep orange color. Aroma is herbal, frity with citrus and spicy notes. Flavor is moderately malty with fruity (apricots) notes and an alcohol accent appearing at the end. Finish is fruity. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2003
9% ABV
Hazy gold color. A good mature maltiness both in the aroma and flavor; alcohol warming. Bitter, but a bit simple final.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2003
Massive and I mean massive merange like head. syrupy and quite sweet, I found this very similar to Piraat. Lovely lacing and a good alchohol kick to boot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2003
Golden coloured. Apricot aroma. Sweet, fruity and slightly alcoholic flavour.

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