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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 526   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10444) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured cloudy copper color with a large frothy off-white head. Medium sweet citrus, yeast, woody aroma with a small alcohol tone. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Medium to heavy woody malty flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish and small alcohol bite. This is a standout beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1472) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Had at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival 2014. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber. Notes of fruit and spice. Alcohol is not evident as much as one would think with a beer this big. Medium mouthfeel. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkam (135) - POLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy golden, head quickly reduces to a ring. Aroma is sweet, fruity, oaky. Sweet, fruity taste with a medium bitterness (also from alcohol), oak notes are present. 13% ABV well hidden. Good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (4325) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
Appearance: A bit unclear dark golden color with a small off white layer. Do not bother if there are no head! No need for that.
Aroma: Caramel, apricot, oak, vinegar, vanilla and fruity. WoW feels like nose sex. Could have me nose down in this glass for ages.
Palate: Full body. A bit sweet, and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Pretty much the same as the aroma. Caramel, apricot, vinegar, vanilla, oak and fruity.. Well masked alcohol.
Overall impression: Mama mia. What a complex and lovely brew. And yet so god damned well balanced. Pure beer sex. Highly recommendable. Why on earth is this not available in Norway. Bought this in a god damned normal grocery store in Italy.
Personal stats: Bottle from a grocery store in Via Cassia in Rome, Italy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3041) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home to celebrate the birth of a grand son. Pours a hazy copper with an ecru head. Aroma of peach. Flavors of caramel, oak and vanilla. Smooth mouthfeel. Clean, slightly tart finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbothy (1077) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2014
It’s been a while since I drank this so I can’t remember specifics - but it was an awesome beer. Not cheap though!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, bit oxidised, flat cardboard, sweet toffee, bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2389) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours a thin white layer, that fades slowly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is candy sugar, Belgian yeast and hints of alcohol, flavor is smooth, sweet, fruity & hints of caramel. Nice clean finish. The 13% ABV is not really noticeable but savor this beer, it ain’t cheap. Caged & corked 750ml bottle. Bottled in 2013.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
Bottle. Raisins, sweet malt, an edge of alcohol. Raisins, apricots. Very peleasant.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Mooie bruine kleur, weinig schuim. Ruikt heerlijk, naar wijn, hout. Smaakt fantastisch. Beetje zoet, beetje zuur, beetje bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2014
2010 Vintage. Shared with some noncraft drinkers who loved. I also thought is was quite impressive. Dark brown red/orange pour with thinner white head. Smell is white wine, oak, ripe fruits (but on the light side; think tripel), some booze. Taste was white wine, with big oak barrel flavoring, vanilla, fruity light booze. Light carbonation with medium palate. Fine, fine beer.


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