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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Top fermented ruby red beer with a mild and fruity flavour and a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Contains malted barley.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2006
Bottle. Deep amber in color with a nice head, that dissapates pretty quickly. Fruity, and malty aroma. Grape and apple notes. Flavor is sweet with raisins and plums. Well balanced. Medium bodied. Clean mouthfeel. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 3, 2006
Bottle. Deep brown color with ruby highlights and a moderate beige head. Aroma on the sweeter side, sweet malt, light yeast, dark bread. Flavor is a bit raisiny, malty again, fruity prscence, a bit earthy, some rye. Medium bodied, decent alcohol masking. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 2, 2006
Bottle. Carmelly, lively head dissapears pretty quickly. Flavors of grape, lavender and sweet malts. Tastes like vanilla soda. Nicely balanced.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2006
Bottle. Poured no head, but this could have been my fault. Otherwise a lovely deep ruby with some floating sediment. Smells like dirty socks. The flavour improves on this, but is still a little sharp and a little soupy with an astringent finish. Complex, but on balance not really worth it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CEZ (397) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 17, 2006
[33 cl bottle, Poggio] Deep red, slightly opaque body. Good off-white head. Licorice, caramel and roasted grain in the nose. Taste is fruity and sweet, with raisins and nuts. Dry, slightly yeasty finish. Medium bodied. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2006
Sweet yeast/malt aroma with notes of dried spice. Clear red/brown with a huge, lasting head, that left lots of lace. Very full, roasted malts, raisins, prunes and hints of nuts in the aftertaste. Easily drinkable and I love the stories about Charles Quint adt the mug :)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2006
Bottle.Mahogany red,small head,aroma of dark fruit,taste is sweet and fruity with peach,dates and malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2006
Aroma-licorice,yeast,malty,strawberry.Nutty, some sugar perhaps to offset Drying finish. Yeast and nutty aftertaste.Dubbel,went down easy, nicely drinkable

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2005
bottle. clear copper-red with a medium white head. aroma has loads of rye bread, caramel, and nuts. malty bread flavour is dominant...mostly sweet and yeasty. it’s straightforward for the most part. drinkable yet lacking depth past the sweet bread.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 26, 2005
Not as good as I expected. It is good, and dark. But it was not so alcoholic in taste as I expected. It was nice after all.


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