Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Top fermented ruby red beer with a mild and fruity flavour and a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Contains malted barley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luklaer (187) - BELGIUM - APR 4, 2015
I didn’t really like it. It was too strong, and had no nice flavor, although it looked really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (4780) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 2, 2015
330ml bottle. Deep mahogany color. Tiny size, beige head, stays. OMG raisins, plums, sweet, mellow caramel, malty notes in aroma. Lovely aroma. Caramel, raisins, prunes, sweet, malty taste. Soft fizzy carbonation. Long lasting burnt caramel and mildly roasted malts in aftertaste. Alcohol is very well hidden. Delicious brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
erling1000 (396) - - MAR 15, 2015
A golden blond belgian ale with ale. Aroma is malty, complex yeasty, fruity, mandarin. Taste is bitter sweet.
Earlier Rating: 3/9/2015 Total Score: 3.5
A red ale with orange peel and white head. Aroma is caramel, malty, roasted, orange peel. Taste is bitter sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PlutonowyMan (266) - POLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Strong head, beige. The aroma of sweet, malty, roasted plum, raspberry and a minimum of alcohol. The taste is slightly bitter, like aroma feel prunes, fried. After heating the bitterness is stronger, as well as alcohol. This is a minus, because it destroys the pleasure of tasting. At the end it’s just alcohol, too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Brown-ruby pour, frothy lasting head. Tastes a bit like raspberry cordial - sweet and a little artificial. Some flaky sediment. This was okay, not bad, but I wouldn’t buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
aenima (323) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2015
Bready and some what caramelly aroma. The taste is similar but with raisins too. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Decent but more flavours and complexity would have been appreciated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (404) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Di colore ambra molto scuro con riflessi rossicci, ha una schiuma leggera e frizzantina. Il malto la domina sia nell’aroma che al palato, le note dolci, come quelle del caramello, sono quasi le uniche presenti. E’ piuttosto alcolica, ma fresca e dissetante. Approvata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruuurd (185) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Dark, sweet, great tones of plums. This beer is great for cold winter nights.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TtV (327) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Deep dark brown with a reddish glow. Small off white top that fades quickly. Aroma not very special. Some sweetness and citrus recognizable. Taste is vaguely sweet, but there’s a peculiar spicy touch to it. Not very comforting. Alcohol is clearly present too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirstyrabbit (1581) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle. Red amber body, medium head. Aroma has prunes and figs. Sweet caramelly taste with brown sugar. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side. Finish has fresh cucumber. The aroma was promising but the taste didn’t follow. So so.

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