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

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3803) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2013
I think I have the right beer, it’s named Dark Old Strong Ale Vleteren. Bought somewhere in Belgium. Smell of dried fruit and some earth cellar notes, or actually more like an attic. Smooth mouthfeel. Round tastes with dried fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (12436) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle from Willems, Grobbendonk as Vleteren Dark Old Strong Ale. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 090113

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2012
Warning, old rating! From bottle, long time ago at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Dark brown color with a nice red glow coming through. Smell and taste malts, caramel, lightly fruity and a bit sweet with a lightly bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thompson (398) - - DEC 22, 2012
old rating shared a bottle with benzai at the buitenlust... dark brown beer soft dark fruit smell somewhat woody.. very nice beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2012
26/X/2012 - 33cl bottle as ’Vleteren Strong Ale’ from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2012-1187) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Clear red brown beer, small aery off-white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: spicy, cookies, ginger bread, caramel, somewhat fruity, ripe apples, bit sour, red fruits, some dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: apples, bit woody, some caramel, sweet, bit sugary, bready, toast, little bitter. Aftertaste: some apple skin, toast, bitter chocolate, little metallic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1836) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014 Bottle @ The Capital. Dark brown beer, white creamy foam. Low carbonation. Alcoholic sweetness, bitter and malty but also mettalic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1910) - FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
A dark brown beer with a almost medium and beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, dates and some red berries. Taste is also dark fruity, raisins, not too sweet, some spices and yeast. Medium bodied, quite fresh and nice to drink. Good beer, there are nothing very special, but that’s fine, mainly nice dark fruits.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4245) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2012
is this the same as ’vleteren’ cause i cant find that one. maybe the label changed? anyway, if not, i’m sorry for posting this wrong; this is for vleteren, by deca ( woesten- veleteren) wich i drank from a 33 cl bottle, brought to me by a friend. i’ve heard it was the ’ white label’ of pannepot. the smell certainly is not. wich i like, cause the smell is the onley ’ bad ’ thing of a pannepot in my opinion. the taste is more like it. i understand they make a conection but this is way more easy, commercialized, less tasqte and specialty,... but definatly very good ! i’m gonna buy myself some of these :)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 bottle in cropredy 2012 queue ... as dark old strong ale Vleteren ...deep red brown ... thin tan head ... soft woody ... darl roast and yeasty ... little fiizzy ... plums and dates... dark sugers ... nice

bottle at home ... dark brown ... bubbly tan head ... soft fruits ... soft sweet toffee malt ..light sweet toffeemalts ... soft sweet fruits ...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (7271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pour out of 250 mL bottle, thanks Amy! Dark reddish brown pour with thin white head, aroma has notes of sour green apple, dark fruit, caramel molasses, dark cocoa notes, toffee notes, with a hint of biscuit yeast. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, toffee, white fruit, grapes, pear, hints of vanilla sweetness with a slight honey note. Interesting for sure!


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