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Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimonMerlevede (11) - - JAN 9, 2014
Great beer! pretty similar to St Bernardus 8° but really enjoyable at a cold christmas night :-)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (875) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
Bue en bouteille sous le nom Dark Old Strong Ale. Couleur brun foncé. Arômes maltés, caramel, pointe de réglisse. Correcte mais sans plus.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3066) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle 0,33ltr: Dark brown colored brew with an dry bitter taste with hints of caramel, nuts and liquorice. Bought it with its alias name "Vleteren Dark Old Strong Ale".

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valdeir (9) - - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Cerveja equilibrada, forte, mas com paladar suave. Escura com pouco amargor, não muito doce. Vale beber.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2463) - BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2014
Something of a classic, the only Belgian beer calling itself Alt to my knowing, but very Belgian and in that sense not really an Altbier. Pale beige, dense, moussy, sticky head with excellent retention, deep bronze colour with ruby hue, misty. Aroma was already oxidized, but this did not disturb the estery and malty odours, caramel, leather, raisins, hazelnuts, cooked rice, cloves, flowers, pear, liquorice. Deep malty taste, chocolatey, bready, sweetish but not sugary, dried fruits and nuts, dry hoppy finish with some warming alcohol. An underestimated brew with lots of personality.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Excalibur123 (190) - Soria, SPAIN - JUL 23, 2014
Vierte color ámbar oscuro con media capa de espuma de escasa retención; potentes aromas a caramelo, malta tostada, dátiles y uvas pasas, en boca entrada refrescante y maltosa con notas a especias; amargor equilibrado con pos gusto un tanto dulce; cuerpo y carbónico medios; una buena cerveza, sin ser muy compleja es agradable y fácil de beber.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Labelled ’Dark Old Strong Ale’. Pours dark brown with good off-white head. Spicy aroma, taste filled with dark fruits, ginger cake, spice and a touch of candi sugar. Flavoursome & decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rozsoma (511) - HUNGARY - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle, ’t Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Altbieres dióbéllel bélelt könnyed selymesség.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle Den Haag. Poured a murky dark brown with a thin frothy white head and broken lace. The aroma is big yeast. The flavour is medium bitter with a dry boozy alcohol palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5736) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
33cl bottle from slijter fust. Thin creamy off white head. Hazy amber pour. Nice brew

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2609) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
Bottle at home, 330 ml, as Vleteren Dark Old Srong Ale, I guess is this one. Into a tulp, ABV 8% Dark brown red colour on a clear body. Two fingers of tan head, thick but froathy at the same time, with average retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel mostly and weak dark fruits, plums. Taste follows, plenty of caramel, malts, some dark fruits with mostly plums, iron, sweet at first with mildly bitter aftertaste. Medium body, good carbonation. Overall a good belgian ale, it doesn’t reinvnt the wheel but which does anyway, very drinkable.


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