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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 408   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3644) - Leiden, - NOV 23, 2012
Poured a reddish brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of rich berry fruits. Medium creamy body, flavour of sweet fruit with some caramel.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (298) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is ruby red with a cream colored foam and is also highly carbonated. The aroma is pleasant slightly sweet with notes of almond and caramel. In the background a fresh fruitiness of berries. The taste is a nice balance between sweetness and dryness. The tofffee is in harmony with the tones of espresso. In addition, the beer has character. The finish is dry with light bitters.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cassius (64) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Mooi donker bier. Moutig en zoetig. Keizer Karel Robijn Rood. Niet te zwaar van smaak.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boingboomjimmy (14) - - NOV 20, 2014
A sweet red fruity aroma of grapes, peaches and perfume with a nice ruby glow. Taste, however is a little lacking. A bit fruity, and a little sticky but doesn’t live up to the aroma. Very easy to drink though but a more bold flavour would help.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ken1 (1011) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
Aroma: Winelike and fruity sweet. Flavour: Fruity sweet and notes of berries and caramel. Colour: Amber with a white head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
Una strong non tropo particolare ma comunque buona. Rosso rubino con riflessi ambrato carico, schiuma compatta ma non persistente, buona struttura del corpo, rotondo, poco luppolata, buon finale

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
330 ml bottle. Deep amber with small off white head. Aroma malty, bready, light dry toffee, wood and vinous notes. Taste is similar, bread, raisins, plums, light bitterness in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aletcm (137) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 15, 2014
Bebida no restaurante Cambrinus em Brugges. Boa formação de espuma. Aeronave frutas passas e torrado. Sabor de passas, ameixa entortado ao fundo. Boa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (925) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in its own chalice A: Deep reddish brown color with a big and aired beige head which dissipates quickly leaving some lacings S: Very fruity. Reminded me grapes, mainly. Bready. Caramel malts. Belgium yeasts and spices. Alcohol can be also felt in the end T: Sweet upfront. Like the nose: Notes of grapes and dark fruits. Caramel malts, oak, Belgium yeasts and alcohol in the end. Discreet bitterness M: Heavy body and low carbonation. Discreet bitterness and alcoholic end D: Good but a bit heavy [ BA Review @ 9/19/2010 ]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (811) - - SEP 27, 2014
Raisin cake, nuts. Red fruit, croissant, green pepper, sour sweet finish. Can feel a bit of the alcohol burn, interesting strong red ale but not that smooth or balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fashawn (168) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 24, 2014
Bell’aroma di prugne, uvetta lievito e alchool appena percettibile. L’aspetto è di una splendida birra color rubino, con una schiuma beige. Alla lingua arriva subito la prugna, un po’ di malto e orzo. In bocca è una vera sorpresa, col corpo rotondo e la carbonatazione medie che la rende molto ben bevibile. Si sente la crosta del pane, il burro, la prugna, luvetta e qualche biscottino. L’alcool è ben nascosto, emerge solo sul.finale che è amaro ma magari non secchissimo. Buonissima birra.


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