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

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bright red dark beer with a spicy aroma of cookies, gingerbread and caramel. Also fruity; ripe apples, red fruit, dried fruit, and a little acidity. High fermentation with secondary fermentation in the bottle, unfiltered, not pasteurized.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgianBeerGal (3776) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2007
25cL bottle. No it’s not the famous Westy from up the street but I thought this was a great beer, especially for the price. I would recommend trying this beer. Best place to buy is the drive-through beer barn in Woesten.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (926) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Murky amber, big and stable beige creamy head. Roasted malty dried fruits, brown sugar, caramel, honey, herbal, light liquorice. Finish lingers a bit. Good body, medium-high carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (2129) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2016
0,33l fles bij wapen van Wogmeer 3 jaar extra rijping hebben het bier niet veel goed gedaan ben ik bang geef het daarom voordeel de twijfel. Roodbruin met een crème kraag. zoetig met caramel verder beetje dun.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moravius (1081) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
Flasche ("Vleteren Dark Old Strong Ale", 33 cl) vom Bierzwerg. - Rotbraun, trüb; fester Schaum. - Nase appetitlich süßsauer mit Karamel und milder Zitrone, abgerundet durch obergärige Hefe. - Antrunk warm dunkelmalzig mit einem milden Schuß fruchtiger Säure: Pflaume, herbe Zitronenschale, Bitterschokolade; eingebettet in runde Malzsüße. Mild rezent, für ein Starkbier fast leicht. Im weiteren Verlauf setzt holzige Herbe ein, die in einen fast schroffen Abgang mündet. Etwas penetrante muffig-harte Noten (oxidiert?) im Nachtrunk. - Schöne dunkle Malzigkeit, aufgelockert durch zart stechende Säure und abgerundet durch kräftige Herbe. Wäre ohne den muffigen Nachtrunk noch besser.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2874) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2016
Into a chalice at cellar temperature. A little mist from the proteins in suspension once the yeast goes in. A Tawny, ruddy chestnut with a compact and tight off white sheen atop. Head holds and laces a fine Belgian lace. Bread pudding nose with hints of spicy brandy, sultanas, dried orange peel, prunes and treacle. Quite light on the palate. Well attenuated and lean. Plenty of booze, sherry, rust and blood with an almost taste to the finish. Bready and yeasty with hints of plum, sultana and dates. Slightly tannic and astringent on the swallow as it goes. Becomes harder to drink, which I found odd. Not a very demanding or complex strong but it does have that oxidised ’old’ ale character that gives it a little charm - if that was they were going for!? (33cL, BBE 10/17, Int’l Beer Shop, Leederville)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1946) - FINLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle. Hazy dark reddish copper color with a medium thick foamy off-white head. Aroma of berries, yeast and wheat. Medium bitter taste with some sourness. Medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Janneman (18) - - MAR 10, 2016
Sweet aroma, a little brown sugar, a bit of cough syrop. Taste sweet and alcoholic on top. Falls on your tongue, which hollows out the taste..

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (909) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2016
Amber coloured with beige quickly vanishing head. Sugary and caramel aroma. Taste of ripe fruit, caramel and some vinegar.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mgajdaczewa (1623) - Katowice, POLAND - FEB 12, 2016
W aromacie suszone owoce, karmel, cukier, niezbyt zachęcająco. W smaku zaskakująco puste, zbyt wysoko nasycone, karmel i cukier. Brak szlachetnych nut drożdżowych. Przeciętne piwo.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mandaritto (238) - LATVIA - JAN 15, 2016
Some corianre in this one, very bad aroma. Kind of a lager+coriandre. Not so bad though. At first caramel, coriandre, fruity, but then the hopps kicked in. It would be much nicer if the watery lagerish aftertaste didn’t last... drinkable brew though

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (1541) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - JAN 15, 2016
Quite sad brew.. If aroma at first seems boozy, but dried fruits kinda welcomes, then first sips are, too harsh, too boozy, too unbalanced, and too watery in finish.. Some caramel, fark fruits floating around. Light sweetness with light bitterness. Boring.. disappointing for Belgian strong..


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