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Brewed by Deca Services
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4619) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2015
(bottle) hazy ruby-amber colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of sweet spices, bread dough and bubble gum, slightly alcoholic, with a hint of nettles, some kiwi, orange peel and raisins. flavour is mostly bubble gum, caramel and strawberries, with some more raisins, a touch of roasted malts, yeast and a semi-dry finish. heavy-bodied with lively carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmahut (1521) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Dark hazy body with low head. Aroma is caramel, fruity, pine, yeasty. Taste has yeasty character. Medium earthy bitterbess. Body is full, high carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (4061) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2015
330ml bottle as "Vleteren Dark Old Strong Ale" (thanks FatPhil). Clearish dark amber color. Nettles, caramel, sour, vinegar in aroma. Sour, died hops, sweet in taste. Sour and hops and sugar in aftertaste. Meh brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2015
330ml bottle (Koht Spring Auction, Tallinn)
Pleasant red, brief frothy head. Sour and sweet malty aroma, had a hint of flemish red briefly. Dirty rough and raw sweet mashy aroma some mammi, but also quite sour. Sticky and a bit slick palate. Fortunately the sourness fades after a few sips, so you can ignore it. Very uninspiring belgian strong dark ale, but it does cover the alcohol quite well, so an extra point for that.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chromeotaphor (106) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
Caramel donker suiker achtig aroma. Prachtig rood bruinig donker van kleur, erg helder troebel (ruwe stukken). Peperachtige bite bij binnenkomst en afdronk, lichte zuring. Mooi eenvoudig maar toch diepgaand palet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2234) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
May 16, 2015. Bottle at home, best before december 2017.
Hazy brownish ruby red with a large frothy white head, Aroma is sweet berries, caramel, figs, light tart apple notes and light spices. Taste is light to medium sweet up front with caramel and plums, light bitter. Finish is slightly dry with some light tart apple notes alongside toffee and plums. Medium bodied, rounded small bubble carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1622) - PORTUGAL - MAY 12, 2015
33cl bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber colour with a thin off-white head. Nice retention. Caramel, dates, honey, malt, bread and liquorice in the aroma. Average to soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is quite complex but more on the sweet side. Overall, a very good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TEJA (1741) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
Light clowdy brown color. Short grey head. Complex aroma with almonds, citrus and fudge/ caramell. Fruity taste with thin body. Some bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leghorn99 (124) - Livorno, ITALY - MAR 27, 2015
Di colore mogano; schiuma abbondante, cremosa con un buon cappello persistente. Aroma di malto, caramello, miele; leggero citrico, pompelmo, ananas. In bocca, fa bella presenza il malto, il luppolo, il lievito e lo zucchero di canna; si percepisce anche una punta di whisky, di malto torbato e di frutta matura; retrogusto lungo e caldo.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (10944) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2015
Dunkel orangebraune Farbe, schöne beige Schaumkrone. Geruch alkohlisch, überreife Früchte, kräftig malzig. Geschmack nach reifen roten Beeren, Karamell, Röstmalz, alkoholisch.


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