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Brewed by De Leite
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostkamp - Ruddervoorde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Matured in Médoc oak casks. Ingredients: malt, spices, hops, water, yeast, sugar.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vickey9 (551) - Brussels, - FEB 2, 2013
Cleary blond beer, creamy head. Nose is vinious, oak, fuity, metallic. Taste is a bit sour. Body is medium, soft carbon, Palate is grapes, barique oak, vinious. Excellent brew. B@H


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
330ml bottle, thanks to Jefverstraete! Pours a murky orange with minimal creamy head. Aroma is sour blood orange. Taste is sour cream soda with lots of vanilla and icing. Captivating, excellently blended and very refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (461) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Nose is toffee apples, vanilla, cream, spun sugar undercut with light acid, sherry, vinegar, oak - complex. Taste is sherry, the wine tones from the casks is very pronounced but not overpowering, lots of ginger and pepper, then grapefruit, wheat, light acid sourness leading to cream and sugar notes in the dry finish. A good example of how to add depth and texture in casks. It’s an outstanding beer but is tempered for me, because I find pronounced ginger tastes a little off putting, but this is preference.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4919) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
light sour, sweet aroma,amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, very special sour, sweet nice finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6878) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Complex aroma, acid, berries, sour red-wine. Flavor starts sweet, sugars, fruits, vanilla, acid. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
murran (244) - - SEP 24, 2014
Pours a hazy amber body with a thick head. Sour aroma with tones of paint, Sour taste with fruity tones and a metallic finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CharlyBeer (102) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2014
Belle couleur ambrée, avec des fines bulles et peu de mousse. La petite acidité sur le final est très très agréable. Un petit moins sur le nez.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oldmanriver (53) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2014
Pours Golden hazy, minimal thin white head minimal lacing, obvious carbonation in glass. Typical brett barnyard aroma, white grapes, wood,slight acidic vinegar underneath. Dry with a light- medium mouthfeel, med carbonation, has a brettanomyces slickness with some lactic acidness, a slight tannin bitterness balanced on top of some woody/oak notes and pale malt graininess. In other words, Delicious

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ST247 (404) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle bought and shared with kraddel. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Sour oaky and fruity aroma. Taste is bit sour, red wine. Thai rice. Bit complex but really nice.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3621) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle baught and shared with st247 Pours unclear , light amber . Small white head . Smell is pure oak . taste is sour , grainy , daugh . Daugh intensifies in the - close to perfect - aftertaste . Very very nice . Bit dry . Rather high , yet good carbo .

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
corkyrory66 (705) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Bière ambrée « maturée » comme dit le brasseur en barriques de chêne, apparemment du Médoc, mais le Médoc est tellement vaste... Elle titre à 8,5% abv et contient des épices. Couleur ambre/roux moyen. Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes partout dans le verre, bien vives. Mousse beige en nappage crémeux. Arômes de fût de chêne imprégné de vin, vinaigre de vin, prunes blanches très mûres. 1ère bouche soyeuse sur le raisin, le porto jeune, pain grillé, amandes jeunes. Tout ceci est très disparate. Arrière-bouche sur du pain sec, chêne clair, savon de Marseille, jambon fumé … Là aussi on ne peut plus dissemblable. 2ème avec assez de lambic, un peu de vieille brune, un peu de vin rouge, un peu de fût. Attention l’assemblage … 3ème où le côté fermentation spontanée se développe. Arrière-bouche pleine mais aigre en dominante. La longueur donne des accents très forts de Rodenbach vintage (c’est un compliment, mais c’est très spécial …). L’équilibre est inexistant, l’aigreur domine trop. La levure est douce et un peu fleurie. L’alcool est bien progressif, très bien pour le genre. La finale est plus équilibrée (si l’on peut dire) malt/vin rouge du bordelais, mais plutôt en bordeaux supérieur ou cru bourgeois. CONCLUSION : bière assurément originale, et qui représente un beau travail de maturation, mais l’assemblage des saveurs est très particulier et un peu heurtant. L’aigreur du lambic cause à mon sens pal mal de préjudice à l’ensemble, mais certains aimeront ...


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