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Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
Bottled. A mahogany coloured beer with an off-white pool of head. Pretty thin all round. Bits of yeast and spice in the mouth. Dry and nutty in the nose. Pretty plain although late brown fruits make it more interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
33cl bottle. Hazy brown with a small light brown head. Nutty malty and abit stale. Sweet and burned chocolate and light malty

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwatoko (43) - BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle called "Dark Old Strong Ale Vleteren". Poors a very nice clear brown, with strong off-white head that sticks around. Aroma is not very strong, a little sweet maybe. Taste of malt, a little but not too sweet, coffee, some yeast. Not too bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (2969) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown, cloudy, very small and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sugary sweet aroma, caramel, some fruitiness and faint roasted malt. Body is medium, malty and sugary sweet flavor, caramel and some fruitiness, faint spiciness and roasted malt. Finish is average, malty and sweet, caramel and some fruitiness. One-dimensional, sugary sweet strong ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
Murky caramel brown with a small head. Aroma is buttered toast, yeast, spices and raisins. Good balance of a nice sweetness with a touch of bitter. Flavours are caramel, raisins, red grapefruit. Medium body with noticeable carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2178) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Dark Old Strong Ale Vleteren. Rich reddish mahogany color. Almost a gusher, but it calmed down after only minimal loss and I was left with a healthy cream colored head. Ample and lasting. It slowly dies down and leave a thick layer of foam on the glass. A malty aroma right up front. A bit of dark fruits and caramel and sugar. Malty flavor with biscuit and toast mixed in. Sweet and a little dry. Creamy mouthfeel with a bit of carbonation. Decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2011
330 ml bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts dark fruit yeast spicy and caramel flavor malts caramel dark fruits spicy and some bitters

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10504) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
Sehr würziger Antrunk, etwas malzig, der Alkohol macht sich leicht bemerkbar. Im Mittelteil weiter malzig-würzig, nur sehr leicht hopfig um das harmonische Aroma nicht zu stören. Erst im Abgang wird das Bier säuerlich und lässt so einen Aromenwechsel zu, weiterhin ist aber das Malz führend, die Würzigkeit nimmt leicht ab und wird brotig. Der Alkohol ist hier zu erahnen, hält sich aber vorbildlich zurück. Mittellanger und leicht röstiger Malzabgang. Nett! Test vom 13.8.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 11,12,12,12,8,12 - 11,70

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2011
As Dark Old Strong Ale Vleteren DArk mahogany body, small off white head. Aroma of sour, chocolate, yeast, berries. Flavour has chocolate, sweetness, alcohol, berries.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (632) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2011
Dark brown coloured beer with a small white head. Aroma is very good: sweet, a bit alcoholic and coffee. Flavour is medium sweet, strong and coffee-chocolate like. Nice beer. (Bottle 33cl, it says dark old strong ale vleteren)


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