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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A soft, light brown ale.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 21, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep ruby amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves decent lacing. The aroma offers toffee and honey malt notes, along with sweet berry and glace cherry. Mild floral hops up front lead into a berry flavour, with some slightly jarring woody notes coming through. Port in the mid-palate gives way to an alcohol finish. On the whole this is not a bad beer, but it does have some slightly jarring aspects that set it back a little.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (169) - FRANCE - APR 14, 2014
Couleur caramel foncée avec des reflets rubis. Nez légèment vineux, fruits rouges, cerises à l’eau de vie. En bouche, fruits rouges (cerises, frmaboises), léger côté boisé, alcool très présent. Corps assez fort, un peu liquoreux. Bonne bière.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (691) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
33cl from BierNavigatie. 33cl amber brown with a medium soapy slightly off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet some herbal bitter tones. Red fruits, brown sugar, some warming alcohol, spices and malts. A nice somewhat fruity Belgian brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VincentKabel (106) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2014
A red-brown beer with a firm off-white head that lasts. medium carbonation. A very smooth beer with some caramel and roasted notes. With a very smooth aftertaste wich makes this a really good drinkable beer. Nice amount of character, but not to much to keep you from taking another.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timmwillum (51) - BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2014
Helt mørk rødbrun ale med brunt flygtigt skum. Meget tydelig vanilje i næsen. Sødlig start med skovfrugt og krydderier, som balanceres fint med bitter humle i eftersmagen. Dejlig ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBHansen (24) - Køge, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle @ home: Pours ruby/copper with a white head (medium persistence) and high carbonation. Aroma contains caramel malty notes, fruits and spices. Medium body, medium sweetness and slightly bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1345) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle as Keizer Karel Charles Quint. Dark amber color with a medium sized frothy head. Aroma of caramel, raisin, yeast and dried fruits. Sour and bitter taste. Caramel and alcohol in finish. Medium body.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (104) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear sparkling garnet-colored beer with a large thin beige head. Medium persistence. Fruity aroma (sugar and acid ones), herbs, caramel. Medium bittersweet. Sweetness begins medium, then light and finally medium. Medium body and texture. A bit oily. Bitter finish with a lasting warming note. Overall, a good beer. Nice fruity and hop aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Gollem Proeflekaal, Amsterdam: Pours light brown with an off-white head. Aroma is lightly fruity and yeasty. Taste is ever so slightly bitter. Somewhat sweet. Pretty much a standard, darker BSA. I had no complaints while drinking it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (1887) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2014
Clear dark brown /ruby red lacing light brown. Aroma is srrong caramel, little fruity, some cheerry. Tastes little sweet fruity, small bitter, caramel. Sweet aftertaste. (Velp 201403)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbothy (1055) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Pours slightly reddish brown with decent head. Malty aroma and a solid alcoholic flavour. Decent, not great.


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