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Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium

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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aging in oak barrels for 6 months gives this beer an uncommon smoothness and richness.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, - DEC 28, 2011
Aroma of sweet malt, molasses and toffee. Quite heavy notes of alcohol. Typical belgian phenolic flavour with notes of alcohol and decent bitterness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1180) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle at home. 2 years old. Has a cloudy amber colour with a medium, off-white head that fades fast. Well carbonated as well. Fruity aroma with apricot, liqueur, oak, caramel and rowanberries. The flavour is even more fruity along with leather, warming alcohol and wood, and is pretty rich. Slick mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. A rich, fruity and balanced Belgian strong ale.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (853) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Continuation of the Bush Millennium of 2000, one of the strongest Belgian beers (especially considering the fact that the alcohol strength is obtained by fermentation only), matured on oak. Yellowish, finely structured, crackling foam, quickly dissipating because of the alcohol; colour a warm orangey amber with equally dispersed, minuscule yeast particles, becoming ever more dark and opaque with adding the deposit and eventually a milky chestnut brown. Powerful and almost intoxicating perfume, orange, pineapple, red apple, cognac, brown rhum, caramel, cloves, cake, buttermilk, honey, marzipan. Sweet honeyish and orangey taste, not cloying, evolving into a delightfully nutty maltiness, delicate woodiness, meaty, buttery, finishing peppery and brandy-like, very warming without becoming astringent, with some flowery hops for balance. Powerful luxury barley wine that obscures many similar products and so far my favorite from this renowned brand. Unforgettable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
stebernardi (9) - - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Beautiful sour, unexpected flavor ............................ ............

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1581) - 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 (143) - 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 (4426) - 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 (3142) - 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 (1086) - 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 (1988) - 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 (2397) - 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.


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