Brewed by Cittavecchia
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Sgonico (TS), Italy


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Una birra forte e specialissima ad alta fermentazione. Uno stile tra la Strong Ale e la Birra D’Abbazia. Ha un colore scuro ed una schiuma densa e persistente. Nonostante l’alta gradazione alcoolica è caratterizzata da un corpo non eccessivo che la rende facilmente bevibile. Va servita attorno ai 15°, temperatura che evidenzia il gusto di frutta matura: ciliegia e marasca, liquirizia, legno e un leggero affumicato. Accompagna molto bene le carni saporite i formaggi stagionati, i dessert ed il cioccolato, in particolare la torta Sacher. 18.5°

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2005
Tan head on an amber body. From the start, this beer gives an impression of freshness and esy-drinking qulities. Fruity, citrus notes, combined with a creamy quality. Leaves a very nice impression. Very drinkable. A nice surprise from Italy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2006
75 cl bottle at Mentana 104, Parma. Cloudy bronze-brown colour with a creamy offwhite head. Raisins and potent nutty nose. sweet fruity flavours, met by semi-dryish strong nuttiness. Medium body. Lives up to its name.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23471) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2005
Bottled. Mahogany colour. Aroma of burnt malt and strawberries. Sweet, fruity and richly malty with rounded, soapy mouthfeel. There’s grass and licorice in a tarry bitterfinish. Really good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle @ Papsø-Grand-Tasting, September 2010. Pours cloudy amber with a off white bubbly head. Nose is fruit and caramel. Quite vinous nose and flavor. Full bodied. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2010
Cloudy amber with a small white head. Malty aroma with complex vineous dried fruit notes. Sweet fruity and malty flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2007
Beautiful dark amber color; persistent creamy head. Aromaof malt and cereals. Good body strength, medium sweetness, good malt and caramel taste, supported by a good bitterness level. A solid and very pleasant Strong Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (1898) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 3, 2013
Bottled, 0.33l. Hazy pale brown color with thick creamy tan-like head and yeast residue that don’t want to settle down easily. Aroma of caramel, dark and tropical fruits, yeast, mild roast, alcohol and candy sugar. Taste starts sweet and sour fruity, then followed by spicy malt and refreshing vinous sourness. Mouthfeel is warm, while finish is somehow metallic bitter with irony and spicy aftertaste. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. It might have some flaws, but I found it very attractive...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9472) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2006
For once, may they forgive me, rated from memory Dark brown beer with good, but not persistent dark yellow head. Very dark malty and spicey nose, totally in the Ardennes style. Nose gets fully confirmed with earthy, leafy, dry-spicey and near coffee notes. Completely in the Achouffe/Fantome/Du Bocq style, including a hint of too many fusels. Less fuller bodied than the taste would have you, a bit thinnish, connecting with a touch of sourness at the swallowing. Named after the beer of Maigret - hence the Walloon character?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - OCT 28, 2008
chiara buona schiuma sentori leggermente speziati malto in bocca molto leggere spezie non molto intensa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zinneke (205) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2013
Very sweet and sour beer, a bit too sweet for me.. Aroma: caramel, hay, citrus, herbs, banana, raisin, vanilla, with a long aftertaste. Nice but not convincing enough..

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