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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 527   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2000) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2013
Orange with a huge white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, spice and acidity. Full body with a long bitter / spicy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2825) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 26, 2013
Bottled 75cl. Nutty, vinous and quite full bodied. Very good but far from being great to my tastes. Interesting drivel on the label.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (858) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2013
Vinäger i doft. Franska ekfat. Fatet är tydligt. Drar åt en barleywine. Härlig sötma. Vanilj. Vill minnas att "de nuit" var bättre. Kul inledning på en tung provning dagen efter midsommar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3030) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Pours a hazy gold with a medium foamy white head. Aroma has light tart fruit and mild funk. Flavor is tart fruit and light leather...underlying grass...slightly boozy...almost a whiskey hint. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a boozy earthy/tart fruit finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (1538) - FINLAND - MAY 26, 2013
Pours cloudy orange with a hint of red and brown. Off-white head. Aroma of wood, malt, caramel, fruits and spices. Flavour of spices, malt, caramel, wood, fruits and sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
Slightly hazy amber colour, white head. Aroma of wood, malts, banana, quite strong alcohol, light sour touch. Dried red fruits. Sweet flavour, lots of alcohol, wood touches. Astringent mouth feel, finish wood and malts.
Supposedly aged in stainless steel tanks with wooden beams, but nonetheless a more than decent brew! Good combination with duck breast.
(From 75cL bottle @ Great Belgian Beer Dinner 2013)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1663) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
75cl bottle at ’The Great Belgian Beer Dinner’ 2013. Appearance: amber beer, somewhat clouded, small stable head. Nose: wood, red wine, sweet, fruits, port, red fruits, rather vinous. Taste: wood, caramel, port, heavy alcohol taste, though very sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (738) - USA - APR 24, 2013
Gold, hazy, off-white head. Pilsner malt with a touch of caramel, some fruity and perfumy notes, hint of sourness, oak, warming alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (7341) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle thanks to Vaiz @ Jim is John tasting. Hazy dark orange color, no real head. Aroma has a slight sourness with some barnyard. Taste malts, lightly sweet, slightly sour. Hmm ok beer but I don’t really like it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4112) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle at the John=Jim Den Haag tasting, Den Haag. Bottle courtesy of Viaz. The aroma is clean crisp yeasty and with citrus notes. The flavour is alcoholic warm bitter, but smooth, rich and with a lovely smooth palate. Great for a tasting.


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