Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Top fermented ruby red beer with a mild and fruity flavour and a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Contains malted barley.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
BBD : 14/07/2005. Robe rousse aux reflets cuivrés surmontée d’une légère mousse beige persistente. Arômes de beurre, de beurre et de beurre. Saveurs de caramel, de beurre, de diacétyl et de fruits rouges. Faudra regoûter...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2005
Amber, lightbrown lasting head. Aroma from toffee and cream. Flavor brings chocolate, mushroom (!) and toffee. Spicy flavor with some alcohol, nutty, earthy and with a spicy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Pours out a nice deep red with a small off white head. Smells of cherries, roses and sugar. Tastes very unusual. Some nice bitter sour notes. Some grapey elements are present, but otherwise, this one’s very hard to place. Definitely unique,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2005
( Bottle at Le Poechenellekelder, Brussels) Amber with a nice offwhite head. Malty nutty aroma with some cream and toffee. Nutty milky flavor, spicy and with some alcohol. Maybe a little thin body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13693) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
Dark nut brown, tanned good head. Caramelly, yeasty nose. Medium-bodied caramelly, hoppy in the finish. A bit sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Bottle. A really sweet strong ale. Smells of smoked malt, and bourbon. Head is small and light a deep red brew. Taste is a bit thick and overwhelming in sweetness. Not good in large quantities okay to sample

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2005
There’s a touch of the sweet and sour about this one. Plus a big alcohol burn. Majors on malt and caramel. Some dried fruit. I often struggle with strong malty beers and this was no exception. Not exactly coarse, but not particularly refined either. OK, but I couldn’t really get into it. Just too sweet for me. Bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 5, 2005
Bottle, 33cl. Nice brown/red colour (not too dark) with low carbonation. Sweet malty aromas but not too much sweet. I enjoyed this one a lot, even though the bottle could be fresher. Hides the alcohol very well. Looking forward to try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) My version was only 7% ABV. Dark brown with a reddish hue, decent head. Very malty and full-bodied, with some roasted, sweetish notes - although the sugar never gets cloying. Reminds me of an Abbey Dubbel. 280597

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2005
(bottle) Clear dark red colour with a small creamy off white layer. Sweet malty aroma with fruity elements. Roasty malts flavour, medium sweet. A very easy to drink Triple, very tasty malts but also alcoholic sweetness in the finish

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