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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
(on bottle) Minimal aromas in this one. Dark amber and clear color. very rounded caramel-sweet flavour; low carbonation. Candy finish, this must be served very cold or else it becomes cloying...did for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2005
A weird beer--dark and strong, but with a lot of hop and with a number of strange flavor undertones.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 14, 2005
On tap at "Den Tatoverede Enke", Copenhagen. Lovely brown/ruby colour with a pretty head. Initial flavour is sweet with some dark fruity notes (raisin, plum etc.). Softly bitter finish. Hides the alcohol well.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2941) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
Aroma:Anis,caramel,fruity.... Appearance:dark amber good head... Flavor:fruity,rosted caramel...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
I have never before seen such a mug that is served with this one. A coffee mug with three handles... Pours a deep amber hue witha nice head. Nice roasted flavor with decent finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Soft and clean on the palate not much complexity somewhst over balanced.Very light roasted mocha flavors with a hint of anise.Sweet very slight fruit hints . easy drinking session belgian. Great glass though!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2005
Amber, deep red colour. Pleasat aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Taste is nice with roasted malts. Brown sugar, caramel and fruity. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2005
Deep reddish colour with off white head. Sweet malty nose with some plume and raisins. Malty flavor with dark fruit. Palate is thinner than expectet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1904) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2005
Lovely amber colour, with ahuge off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Taste is very nicely roasted malty and sweet with brown sugar, caramel, plums and perhaps some other fruits. Nice smooth mouthfeel, nice and drinkable. Good ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2005
Pours a brown color with red highlights and a thin head. Aroma of malt and something burned, maybe burnt caramel. Flavor of malt and maybe burnt caramel. Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.


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