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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (4776) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (474) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 28, 2016
F: off-white, average, poor retention. C: brown to dark red against the light, clear. A: malt, caramel, dried fruits, dates, dark cherries, hint of vinous, T: malt, caramel, burnt sugar, dried fruits, molasses, raisins, candy, quite very little bitterness, medium to full body, average carbonated, too sweet BSA not totally bad but too sweet but you can try, 0,33l bottle from Match supermarket in Brussels

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emdejes (5) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2016 does not count
75 cl bottle / BBD: Fall 2008 Although 7 years past expiration date, I very much liked how this beer held up. Aroma and taste of orange peels , but certainly not too fruity. Overall a very complex and dark beer. Delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Istur (14) - ITALY - JAN 25, 2016
Birra equilibrata sebbene molto dolce riesce a non essere stucchevole, colore rubino-caramello. Amaro inesistente, birra con buon corpo. Retrogusto dolciastro.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (683) - FRANCE - JAN 16, 2016
Pours clear amber with medium white head. Aromas are sweet malts, caramel, raisins, spices and honey. Average cabronation, full body. Long sweet and bitter finish. Very pleasant beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MindSlip (15) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2016
Backlog from 1-8-2014
Need to re-rate
Original text: Nice dark red beer with a caramel like taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9727) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle( from the MoritzF’s archives…! BBE 06/12, sampled 01/16): Reddish-amber coloured, clear(!!!), small and stable off-white head with a good lace; distinctive nose of sweet dried fruits, toasted malt and a touch of wood; solid sweet flavour with a slight malty bitterness, full bodied, not soft; distinctive - warming - alcoholic traces in the winous-woody finish. A bit on the sweet side, but still a pleasant winter-warmer…

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Itstasty (11) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle. Ruby red, medium lasting head, alcohol not overpowering. Sweet initially with medium length, light bitter finish. Uneventful.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyhallmanti (124) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, herbs. Taste is fairly sweet with low bitterness. Notes of caramel, malts, fruits, herbs and spices. Has a sticky texture with average cabonation. Somewhat off balanced but okay.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrNosha (1028) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2015
33cl Flasche "Keizer Karel Charles Quint" rouge. Rit-braune Farbe mit flachem beigem Schaum. Fruchtiges Aroma nach Beeren und Wein. Kräftiger Geschmack, etwas zu alkoholisch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (860) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 25, 2015
Ruby colored, small beige head, not very lasting. Aroma is of caramel, brewing sugar, fruity and some herbal notes. Taste is medium+ sweet caramel candy, toffee, some fruits, very light chocolate, some spice, slight alcohol and light warmth. Medium+ bodied, average carbonation. Decent.


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