WVHouseofBeer (1023) - Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I honestly didn’t think this was very good for a Belgian Strong Ale. The nose is heavy alcohol and caramel malt. Flavors are straightforward sweet and alcoholic. Pours a nice deep amber color with little head/lacing. Body was a little cloying. Normally for a big ABV like this beer has, I would expect deep complexity of flavor but that was not the case for this one. It could probably be put down for a few years in order to age and mellow down for the flavors to develop a bit more.
lello4ever (585) - ITALY - FEB 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Colore ambrato con poca schiuma. Aroma di malto, alcol e spezie. Al palato dolce con una presenza dell?alcol molto decisa. Corpo deciso, consistenza oleosa. Non male.
Gaelic (142) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very thick strong sweet ale. Thick taste of caramel, toffee. Too sweet and not in balance with the rest of the beer.
MrTipple (3177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: caramel, ripe, red fruits, light alcohol. Appearance: almost clear, dark gold, hardly any head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: very sweet, caramel, molasses, alcohol, some spices. Overall: OK Belgian Strong Ale, should be more complex to justify the high ABV. Bottle at The Dove, South Hackney.
Cunt_Punt (7) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! What a pleasant surprise. This beer is sweet, lot of caramel, lot of spice, dry fruits. Very well balanced, ideal dessert beer.
One of the few sweet beers i like.
WhatDaddy (56) - Volos, GREECE - JAN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33lt bottle @ Valentin - Curious Bierkneipe, Volos, GREECE
Aroma comes very sweet, caramel maybe some fruits, too. Appearance is lively, filtrated clear with a deep orange color and a nice white but not long lasting foam. The taste is also sweet and spicy, you get also the high carbonation and alcohol. A bit oily, medium to full body and easy to drink for its ABV. Long aftertaste that is sweet and then gets to more spicy ending, but then the alcohol burn is not exactly pleasant.
Nice beer and it claims to be thw strongest belgian beer.
kevinsenn (1951) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from LCBO. Aroma of bourbon and brandy with light booze notes. Sweet boozy taste with caramel and lots of spice. Nice.
Maakun (3404) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from nightshop in Brussels. Clear light amber with off white head. Dried plums, peach, caramel, cheap rum, marzipan, orange peel, light grassy. Over medium sweet with alcoholic bitter finish. Medium bodied. Like a regular mediocre Belgian sting ale but more boozy
vinivini (1185) - BELARUS - DEC 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear colour, low head, low retention. Weak lacing. Aroma of candy, alcohol, some spicy yeast. Full body. Oily to creamy texture. Sweetish taste of candy, brandy, corn. Not as boozy as it could be Low bitterness. Not complex but good.
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thellgren (758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 bottle @ Belgoo, London. I’m not a fan of Belgian Amber Ales. This is one the old school amber ales made to compete with English ales. In a Belgian way you won’t taste hops, but yeast and malts. This is a bit too sweet for my taste.