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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 439   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2007
A slightly hazy mahogany body with a small & persistent head. Fruity & yeasty on the nose - plums, cherry, candy sugar, raisins, alcohol. Sweet and yeasty taste, somewhat crude, with strong cherry & caramel. Alcohol and yeastiness on the finish. Medium/thick mouthfeel. Not bad, but crude and a bit boring..

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2007
Wow, indeed a big boy. Aromas of caramel and dark fruit. Sweet, candyish, spicy taste moving into a boozy and bittering ending. Good and heavy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2007
very soft aroma of fruit and a translucent red with a thin head.. expected more there... very bitter taste with alcohol coming forward surprisingly strong for a belgian ale.. i wasnt really impressed overall..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeinDahlem (1378) - 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 (3417) - 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 (2473) - 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 (14811) - 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.


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