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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 469   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (909) - - NOV 2, 2013
Ruby red colour with unstable head. Smell is light metallic. Taste sweet, cough bonbon and creme-like structure.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
stijnemans90 (127) - - JUL 5, 2016
Prima klassieke dubbel. Makkelijke doordrinker, licht zoet, weinig hop met tonen van caramel. Niet te sterk en uitgesproken.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikbo (103) - - JUN 13, 2016
Color ambar oscuro limpio. Aroma a malta y caramelo. Sabor dulce, levadura belga, frutos rojos, final alcohólico.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
750 ml bottle. Clear, copper red to amber body with a nice, lacing off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, dry fruit and toast. Flavor is really sweet and otherwise like aroma, caramel malt, dry fruit, toast and a moderate bitterness towards the end. Fine balanced body and long lasting aftertaste. Basically way too sweet, but as some Belgium somehow manage to create some kind of balance even with this sweetness it feels pretty nice. Quite enjoyable actually.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
josanguapo (1048) - SPAIN - JUN 2, 2016
From Hipercor. In Teku glass. Browsing the web about connecting to MSSQLServer Express. Delicious belgian sugary, but not excessive. Alcohol well hidden, easy to drink, not too much strong. Pleasant to mouth and nose

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_Lovecraft (211) - - MAY 31, 2016
Red fruits, caramel, reddish with a thin beige head not persistant, medium body, high carbonation, caramel and red fruits, quite warming, maybe too alcohol in the aftertaste but good...a good strong Charles.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjogro (2501) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle at Flo’s place. Brussels Nightshop tick. Clear reddish brown with offwhite head. Sweet malts, caramel, toffee, cherry flavored hardcandy, strawberry too. Medium sweet. Medium body, under average carbonation. Very dusty cardboardy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maakun (3627) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle shared from some nightshop in Brussels. Clear reddish brown with fluffy off white head. Lots of caramel, bitter herbs, dried red fruits, grape skins, quite some alcohol. Medium sweet with a lasting herbal alcoholic bitter finish. Over medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goofy34 (76) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2016
Superbe couleur rubis, caramel et fruits rouge au goût, amertume sur la fin...rien à dire mais quelque chose me dérange...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (1246) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 29, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear ruby red, cappuccino head Hint of cognac/winey, peach, honey Mature fruit, good carbonation, raw sugar

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
Bottle shared / road soda. Hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light yeast and light overripe dark fruit. Flavour is above moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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