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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2009
It has a beautiful red mahogany color and the head is huge and creamy. The aroma has notes of malt, candy sugar, light raisin, caramel- The flavour has sweetness and notes of roasted malt, candy sugar, raisin, caramel and the finish is dry with notes of citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2009
A little hazy red/brown colored beer, with a thick beige head. The Aroma of sweet malts, with coffee candy, some yeast and fruits like cherry. The taste is fruity sweet, with bitter and a little note of sour. Some spices in the back. The aftertaste is bittersweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Again, like these Vleteren beers, very light. Aroma is light and sweet and a bit one dimensional. Taste is sweet with more complexity than aroma. Some fruit present, not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (882) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing. Pours a clear dark reddish-amber with a white ring. Sweet aroma, of malt, honey, wood, spices, and squash. Taste is sweet and sparkly, lots of honey, with malt and wood. Lingering sparkly honey. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5158) - GERMANY - FEB 24, 2009
The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass also. Starts strong and sweet, modest spicy, a little bit alcoholic. Well balanced, warming finish. Good one!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
[ As Vleteren Dark Old Strong Ale ]. Light unclear medium amber color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, dark berry, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081122]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2009
bottle bonus from belgianbeergal. Pours reddish with a tan head. Nose is sweet and slightly fruity. Taste is sweet and rich and overall ok, but a little off.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13774) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle, 8% as Vleteren Dark Old Strong Ale. Cloudy brown colour. Good sweet flavour with a nice vinous touch. Some dried fruit, hint of syrup. Good alcohol to balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6589) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle. Murky brown colour with a medium head. Sweet spicy and sugary aroma. Flavour is spicy and sweet molasses. Creamy and soft body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle. Low creamy and lasting head. Dark brown almost black body. Roasted barley malt caramel dried fruit aroma with a bit of alcohol. Flavor as indicated by the aroma but I can add that it has a bit of sourness as well. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste.


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