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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Top fermented ruby red beer with a mild and fruity flavour and a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Contains malted barley.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeinDahlem (1377) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2007
The commercial description says a "soft, light brown ale." Are you joking? This is a big boy, a bedtime beer. Pours a deep, dark reddish-brown with an off-white head that starts big but quickly fades to a thin film. Somewhat vinous but sweet aroma of dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and raisiny, spicy, with some booze in there and a dark-malty aftertaste. Reminds me that alcohol can be a legitimate flavor, even if the beer is a touch out of balance. A tasty one that has more complexity than many other strong, sweet Belgians.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
Nice mahogany-red color and a creamy head. The aroma has notes of dried, dark fruit, coriander and a light sweetness. The flavour is sweetish with notes of raisin, grapefruit, coriander and a light bitter finish with even more grapefruit. 2251

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
goozen (3383) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2007
Bottle 0,33ltr: One of hte better ones from Haacht, this ruby red with its caramel, nutty taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2007
From my notes 6/3/2007 pours a one-finger light tan head that fades quickly to a ring leaving some lace. Deep mahogany color. Sweet malty nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is a mellow caramel, clean finish. On-tap €3.00 ($4.11) for a 330ml glass from Brasserie Le Fiacret Brussels, Belgium.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14647) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
Amber with a red hew and a off white head. crystal malts & slight sweet nutty caramel. Smooth body and good lacing. Slight fruity tones. Drinkable with a warking alcohol feel but overall im not impressed!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - APR 20, 2007
Bottle. Brown/red colour, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, average carbonation,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2007
Bottle. Brownish with a hint of red. Taste was of carmel, almond. Good complex flavor. Sweet. Not bitter. Good Belgium Strong Ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
janubio (527) - SPAIN - APR 7, 2007
Pours an absolutely nice deep red colour, with an enormous brwonish head that seems to last forever. Vigorous lace. Aroma of cherries and, surprisingly, bananas. Spices, almonds. Somebody said roses? Body is a bit lighter than expected, but good. Taste of cherries, oranges, cinnamon and vanilla... very nice. A sweet and a bit medicinal aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8324) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2007
Bottle, given to me by Glen. Poured medium brown in colour with huge white fluffy head and nice malty, yeasty nose. The malt and yeast are there straight away in the mouth but also a warming effect from the alcohol also makes a presence. This was a thoroughly decent beer one that I’d had before and enjoyed but thanks again to Glen for this, yumm.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6127) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2007
Bottled at Hörnan. Ruby red. Frothy white head. Sweet maltiness. Grassy and fruity. Loads of sweet fruits.


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