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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Aging in oak barrels for 6 months gives this beer an uncommon smoothness and richness.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tomy63 (176) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 25, 2013
vieillissement en fût pendant 6 mois. Très facile à boire malgré les 13% avec un peu de caramel au nez (ambrée oblige) et beaucoup de fruits confits ou en compotes (surtout prune, mais aussi coing, pomme, orange, rhubarbe). Belle complexité. Un peu de vanille, de miel et d’épices en bouche en plus des fruits du nez. Le boisé ne se sent pas trop en fait. Longue finale. Pas vraiment mon style de bière mais c’est très bien fait.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2013
750ml bottle thanks to Adam Jackson for sharing! Aroma is big oak influences, pears, maybe apricot and yeast. Also has a sour note. Taste is nicely complex. Raisins, toffee, old apples, lots of dried fruits with a really nice drying texture. Alcohol is warming but no harshness of flavor. To think that it’s 13% is unreal, easy to drink. Champagne type carbonation. I could sip this for hours. Real remarkable for the alcohol content. This can warm you up on a cold winters night.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2343) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle dated 2010. Bought it last year in Connecticut during Christmas for $35ish. Enjoyed 3-ways at fridge temp in a tulip.Clear bronze maroon color. huge cork pop. Slightly tart nose with oak, cherries. A little sour? Is that right. i get tannic vinegar on the nose with caramel. Taste great. Lots of balance between the sweet, boozy and smooth candy like richness.Pretty incredible how good this is for a 13% beer. I could sip this one for a while. very nice. shame this is so expensive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours golden with a white head, floaties. Aroma of malt, yeast, light sourness, grapes, fruity, little sweetness, wood. Flavor is malt, light oxidation, yeast, wood, boozy. Medium body, soft carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 231013

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy orange with an off-white head and lots of small floaties. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, oxidized, wood and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. A bit too boozy for me. 231013

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (632) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle @ Christer. Clear orange, medium white head that settles quickly, some lacing. Floaties. Aroma, malty, fruit notes, alcohol, oaky, . Taste, malty, fruity, sweet, vanilla, oaky, alcohol (almost boozy).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber with small floaties with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, toasted, yeast and oak. Flavour is malt, oak, yeast, toasted, medium sweet, little toffee, wood, spices, hop, vanilla with strong notes of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber with some floaties.. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, alcohol, wood, and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (514) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
bottle 75 cl shared. bottle opens with a small bang. A cloudy amber beer with a very small head and poor retention. Nose is ver intense on wood with some vanilla and some fruits cherries, apricots Aroma some apricots, some sweet malts and a lot of wood and some fruits, actually it comes near to cognac/brandy without the huge alcohol burn, spirits normally have. Still for a beer the alcohol is there but decent hidden. Some complexity Medium carbonation, because of the big wood taste it becomes a sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (563) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2013
Cette bière ressemble à beaucoup de point de vue à la Bush Prestige de Nuits, aussi bien niveau couleur que mousse. le changement est sur le goût en bouche beaucoup plus marqué par la vanille, fût de chêne oblige


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