Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Aging in oak barrels for 6 months gives this beer an uncommon smoothness and richness.

Zach Diesel's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2005
sweaty alcohol aroma with hints of birch, suspended sediment in a cloudy yellow body, super strong alcohol dominates with budding woodiness, not as complex as expected

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rubin77 (1104) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 13, 2016
F: thin, off-white, diminishing to thin film with some small bubbles. C: dark amber with red-amber tones against the light, hazy, opaque. A: sherry, vanilla, oak wood, Porto wine tones, cherries, raspberries, hint of peach, raisins, hint of nutty, wonderful complex. T: malty, vinous, oak barrels, vanilla, cherries, sherry, hint of mushrooms, alcohol warming, spice, cinnamon, not very sweet, low bitterness, very nice for long winter evenings, full complex body, lower carbonation, very good, BB: 23/12/2018, 75cl bottle (12€) from Match supermarket in Woluwe shopping centre in Brussels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenH (1053) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
amber, golden, tan foam, bread, hay, caramel, medium body, full body, creamy, average carbonation, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linnet (1686) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2016
Lots of oak, alcohol, toffee, floral, grass, vanilla, caramel, light Green apples. Amber colour, big white head, lacing. Heavy sweetness, tart, light/medium bite, ABV evident, good amount of funky yeast character. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, warming finish. A treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (2797) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
75cl bottle shared at home. Hazy amber with a medium slightly off-white head. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Well balanced sweet and bitter tones. Oak, ripe fruits, warming alcohol, peach, malts, caramel, vanilla and spices. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (462) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2016
Amber color, small white head. A bit unclear. Apricot, oranges, peaches, sugar, banana aromas. Taste of dried fruits, peaches, bananas, yeast, brown sugar. Low carbonation, sticky texture. Sweet taste, slight bitter finish with noticeable alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dahlstrom (315) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2016 750 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Light cloudy golden/amber with a medium white head. Strong malty aroma, alcohol, oak, vinous notes, belgian yeast, some funk (brett?), resin, dried fruits and caramel. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body. Low to medium bitterness. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Karol (877) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 9, 2016
Bottled. Pours a hazy thick orange, red and copper color. Thick soapy head, vanishes quick. Nose piercing aroma of tons of fresh fruits, sourness, white wine, gerkins, sauerkraut, alcohol. Taste mirrors the aroma plus a fantastic dry hoppy sour finish. Surprisingly easy to drink though the present alcohol in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (4123) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle at 3 Brødre, december 15th 2015. Orange body with a thick white head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel, wood and spices. Taste of belgian yeast with prunes, alcohol, citric fruits. Quite sweet throughout. Spicy and fruity aftertaste. Very decent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (785) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2016
750ml bottle at Koht. Amber colour. Modest white head. Hints of berries, hints of berrywine, sourness, herbal and spicy notes in the aroma. Caramel, oakiness, hints of berries and wine at first. Caramelly notes, liqeury notes in the middle. Berrywine, alcochol, spices in the end. Quite complex, bit liqeury, alcocholy, but still enjoyable belgium strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle, 2010 sticker on it. Pours hazy amber, medium kinda fizzy beige head, some residual and lacing. Aroma is vinous, sherry notes, oak tannin, some candi sugar, Belgian spices, toffee, bretty funk, vanilla. Flavor is light plus sweet, oak tannins and vanilla with a hint of funk. Medium body. Interesting.

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