Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Mechelen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 808   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Bottle; Unfiltered.
Also available from Wetherspoons in casks.
"This full-tasting, but deceptively drinkable, amber ale has a good fruitiness and a nice hop edge which tempers the caramellised malt. It is clean and precise, within an almost perfect balance of Challenger and Goldings hops.
The recipe has its origin in the 14th century. The present version is a little more heavy and contains more hops. The balance between the different malts, the fine hops and typical tastes of spices creates a perfect harmony between the powerful taste of brown beers and the freshness of the blond beers. This fresh aromatic and pithy light-brown drink can be served cool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (812) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 6, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2016 Slightly hazy amber with huge head. Sweet spicy yeast on the nose. Combo of malted barley caramel sweetness and spicy floral notes. Finish is oily and full of complex flavors. Strong ale but it?s still crisp and clean. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swank (38) - - JUL 3, 2016
Very fine foam, hops are not too dominant. Well balanced taste. Nice summer beer but not very distinct.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Sweet aroma with light spicy notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
light metallich aroma,golden, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, lively, long sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fules (831) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 2, 2016
Hatalmas sokáig kitartó tömör habja van. Homályos sötét borostyán színű. Illata tipikus belga sörös, fűszeres, épp csak halványan karamelles. Picit savanykás, komlós-fűszeres, nagyon enyhe karamelles felhanggal. Picit sok a szénsav. Utóíze komlós, és egy picit savanykás, és közepesen hosszú. Az árához képest túl átlagos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pedrogve (13) - - MAY 29, 2016
Una cerveza Belga tipo Ale que a la nariz se le nota la malta, acaramelada, turbia , con buen sabor en boca , se siente la carbonatacion en la boca y con buen retrogusto , en general una muy buena cerveza

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalMurphy (489) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
a liquid present from belgium :) dark amber colour, heavy body, fruity, malty, with caramel taste, good belgian strong beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (6682) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Bottle from Mitra Bunnik, BB 02/12/18, large sample. Almost clear amber color, big frothy head. Aroma of spicy hop, bit green apple, coriander, slight flowery hop, hint of caramel. Bit sweet caramel in taste, soft grassy and spicy bitterness, soft to medium spicy. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17284) - P´Castle, GERMANY - APR 26, 2016
33cl bottle. Pours clear deep amber colour with a huge good lasting off-white head. Aroma of mild red fruits, belgian yeast and spices. Taste of strong toasted malt, red fruits, caramel, yeast, warmy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1724) - BELGIUM - APR 24, 2016
Drunk from 75 cl bottle bought from Delhaize. Amber beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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