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

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33332) - 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]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2008
33 cL bottle, as Vleteren Dark Old Strong Ale, 8%. Pours dark and hazy brown with a lacing tan head. Orange fruity and spiced aroma with a note of roasted malt. Flavour is sweet and roasted malt with a distinct note of fruity yeast. Caramelish finish with a mild yeasty touch. Good but certainly nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2004
An unclear brown beer with a huge light brown head. The aroma contains notes of coriander, oranges, yeast, wet cloth, and is a little sour. The flavor though is sweet with notes of yeast and coriander and a dry hoppy end.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) Hazy, greyish brown beer with a creamy head. Very burned malt - almost stout-like - an extremely dry, bitter finish. 111098

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2006
Bottled (Red cap). Very murky dark brown colour, with big beigeish brown foamy head. Aroma of malts, fruits and some alcohol. Also a bit plum. Flavour is enormously plummy with some other fruits and alcohol. A bit roasted/smoked notes also. Wellbalanced, and quite easy to drink. Some yeast coming in also, as it gets a bit warmer. A very good beer, both for "easydrinking" as well as for an evening you just want to have one or two and chat away.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2010
Bottle at home. Hazy orange brown coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, yeast and spices with notes of liquorice. Spicy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (18969) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2002
Nut brown, hazy. Fruity and sweet, warming, nutty and complex. I really like this pumped up belgian version of alt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13397) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2010
26th September 2010.
Hazy amber brown beer with a small cream head. Light, crisp and semi dry palate. Creamy dry malt and a little caramel. A little orange and whispers of banana and marmite. A few minerals before a dry finish. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - 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 ...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13047) - 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.


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