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Brewed by Brouwerij Roman
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oudenaarde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Marque déposée: Bière d'Abbaye Ename Cuvée 974; Type de bière: Haute fermentation, refermentée en bouteille; Ingrédients: Eau, malt, houblon, sucre, levure (en boueille) et acide carbonique


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (992) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2010
Copper coloured, fruity fresh aroma. Same taste, Fruits (krieken, raisins). Small head, average finish. Nice one, refreshening and tasteful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3126) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2010
Dark copper colour. Quite a sweet taste with hints of red fruits. Full flavoured and warming.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2010
Amber with a dense but low head. The aroma has notes of herbs, brown sugar, yeast and chocolate. The flavour is sweet with a herbal and slightly bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dEnk (3804) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2010
Red brownish pour with medium soapy head. Thin aroma of sweet fruits, forest mostly, some malt. Sweet and thin flavour, somewhat metallic, hints of fruit. Too much carbonation. Not very excited about this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle. The aroma of yeast, sweet and fruity, some champagne, later also light alcoholic. The head is medium large, white and creamy with a normal duration. The body is red and clear. The taste is light sour, light malty and alcoholic. The body is creamy, light to medium and with a normal carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (5296) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours murky light brown, with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramels and has some definate notes of sweet fruits like banana and figs. Taste is medium sweet with some notes of fresh fruit, dark caramel.Ends rather dry, maybe to quick..

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2234) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2009
Clear darker amber coloured beer with small white head and medium carbonation. Herby spicy aroma. Full creamy bit sparkling palate. Finish is bitter herby ending dry.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2009
Serving date: 2009-02-03. Served in tulip. Presentation: 330 ml bottle with freshness date on the label (Best before 2010-07-21). Deep amber color with shades of brown. Some cloudiness due to yeast. A semi-aggressive pour creates a big, 5 cm ivory-colored creamy head. At first, head retention seems everlasting, leaving a rocky and uneven foam, but after a while it starts to dissipate and then rather quickly settles into a nice layer of creamy foam, leaving chunks of lacings on the glass. Lots of fruit esters in the nose, mainly blackberries and red currants, some earthy notes and a faint smell of yeast. More sweet notes from malts and a general candy-like smell. A quit refreshing smell, but rather light and insipid. A malty sweetness and fruity flavors blends with a faint taste of yeast and a rather unpleasant and too prominent metallic flavor. Mild tartness and hints of lemon in the middle. The finish is semi-dry and tastes of juicy malts and some alcohol. I must say, the finish is rather short, and not that interesting. Actually, there’s not much going on at all here. When I wrote my tasting notes on this one, basically all of them started with the adjective "faint". Every component of the smell and taste of it is too gentle and mild, and the result is a beer with decent flavors - except for the metal - but quite dull, almost bland. Very high level of carbonation. Medium body. This is a decent beer - the different flavors blend well and it’s quite refreshing - but it’s not that interesting and it lacks a distinct character. When everything about a beer is faint, the end result won’t be good. Also, the high level of initial carbonation (it decreased after a while) overpowered some of flavors in the beginning (also note that I served this at cellar temperature and poured it kind of aggressively). There are many Belgian strong ales that are far better than this one. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4211) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle, 2009-01-12 Göteborg Copper body, medium high head Yeast, fruity, medium bitterness

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PalCabral (120) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle from Systembolaget. Such a beautiful beer, copper color with nice lace. Aroma of pears and taste fruity and toasted with tuned bitterness. Excellent emassador for the other Ename beers and beers from Brouwerij Roman.


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