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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aging in oak barrels for 6 months gives this beer an uncommon smoothness and richness.


mathieuc's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mathieuc (2956) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 7, 2013
What tom10101 said just below is totally right. Only thing I’ll add is that I suck at taking notes. Oh what a night!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1896) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 30, 2016
hazy orange to amber colour, large, creamy beige-ish off-white head; aroma of vanilla, oak and whisky notes, biscuits, and fruits like apple and maybe some peach, too; taste of malty-syrupy sweetness with vanilla, whisky and fruity notes as well as hints of dark chocolate; great Belgian strong ale, but definitely overpriced

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle - as Cuvée Spéciale 2014 - from Beerexpress when they were still residing on Gonsiori street (was I think € 20), shared with Mait. The bottle design is different, more traditional than the one pictured. Pours orange, opaque, no head. An armada of floaty bits - WTF? - the bottle has been standing still for half a year. Sourish papery hints. Some berries and red wine hints. I haven’t had a disappointment like this in a long time.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (520) - - MAR 27, 2016
Pours an amber body with a medium head. Nice sour aroma with a hint of fruit. Nice rich taste with a very well balanced sourness and a fruity touch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artemb (441) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 14, 2016
Look: orange cloudy with particles. Aroma from glass with hefe: bread, molasses, brett, acet. Aroma from glass without hefe has more acet and pore prominent woody vanilla notes. Taste: moderate sweet balanced with moderate sourness. Flavour: brett, acet, some rye bread notes. Very good with balanced sour-sweet profile.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Toomio (445) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Juhlava omppumehu. Pojun 30-v malja. Pätevän makuista tavaraa. Juuri sopiva happo, kuten louhisaaren juomassa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1624) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 8, 2016
BOTTLE 75 CL. Clear bright amber, small head. Both aroma and the taste have mild acetic notes, oxidized wine and enough malts to balance. A bit of alcohol just spices the things up. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maersk (82) - MOLDOVA - MAR 6, 2016
Rich bronze colour. Murky. Thin head. Smells sour with vinegar, young wine. Very nice sweet taste. No alcohol for 13 abv. Beer tickles the tongue with almost no carbonation. Some acidity in sourness in aftertaste, which is less aggressive than the one in aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (705) - Lodz, POLAND - JAN 6, 2016
UPDATED: APR 19, 2016 750ml bottle, tasted two years ago. This beer is great, very complex, oaky, vineous. Good to have bottle for ageing.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bawelt (374) - Lyon, FRANCE - DEC 31, 2015
Un top de top. Juste incroyable de complexité et d?équilibre.Le nez est un parfait équilibre entre le caramel, la cannelle, la pomme, la poire, la pêche. Un peu d?alcool qui peut masquer le tout en début de dégustation, à laisser aérer un bon quart d?heure.La bouche a un corps très puissant. Les arômes sont moins dissociables qu?au nez, on sent énormément les fruits jaunes, la cannelle est en soutien bien plus loin derrière. Le caramel arrondi très agréablement le tout et la rend très buvable.Bémol : finalement peu de longueur. L?alcool ayant la part belle, le tout s?évapore très vite. La note finale reste sur les fruits jaunes à dominante pomme/poire, le tout sur un sacré fond de vrai bon caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HammerTroll (1120) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 13, 2015
Cloudy dark amber color, lots of crumbs and floaters, small off-white head. Alcohol blow at first, than sugar, oak barrel, biscuit. Little bit of wine-like sourness, wine barrel, oak, coconut and scotch. Full body, soft carbonation. Comlex and beautifully balanced. //thanks to Alen


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