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

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2012
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. "Vleteren Dark Old Strong Ale") Reddish brown colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar and roasted malt. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, chocolate, dried fruit, raisins, brown sugar and a well rounded, bitter-sweet finish. Almost full body, smooth and rounded mouthfeel, with a certain sweetness. Well balanced and quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2012
Very dark brown colour. Aroma is woody and malty. Flavour has some sweet almost juicy fruitiness. Texture a bit syrupy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2012
From backlog @ Kulminator

Head: off white, large
Colour: amber
Smell: bitter malts, grainy/hay, yeasty, caramel
Taste: allong the line of the smell, bit boring ...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1472) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2012
33cl bottle (Dark Old Strong Ale Vleteren). Pours a dark brown with a small dirty head. Nose : caramel, cheese, hay, banana and flower hops. The bottom layer smells a bit like pils ? Sip : low density with a creamy feeling, with strong carbonation. Sweet with dried fruits aromas, develops a very fine bitter end of noble hops. Delicate and balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
psilosophy (513) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - NOV 27, 2011
Sous le nom de " Dark Old Strong Ale Vleteren". Bouteille de 33cl. Une brune avec une jolie mousse abondante de tenue très honnète. Arômes fruités et de malts torréfiés. Longueur très correcte, une brune classique mais sympa. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - 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 (1554) - 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 (3131) - 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 (1421) - 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.


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