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

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RATINGS: 796   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


GSAP's rating

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GSAP (675) - - FEB 10, 2013
Aroma van kiwi, wat ander fruit, suikerwerk, tevens iets metaals of plastic, maar zeker verfrissend. Dat geldt ook voor smaak, maar mist net iets wat je hoopt te verwachten, wat waterig. Ook de nasmaak is flauw. Potentie zonder door te breken. Pracht kraag op heftig ongefilterd donker oranje.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8292) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Sweet aroma with light spicy notes.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6050) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fules (483) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pedrogve (10) - - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalMurphy (351) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
a liquid present from belgium :) dark amber colour, heavy body, fruity, malty, with caramel taste, good belgian strong beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (6419) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (15264) - Hasborn, 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1617) - USA - APR 24, 2016
Drunk from 75 cl bottle bought from Delhaize. Amber beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2048) - CROATIA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Pours dark yellow, honey color with off white head. Malty, caramel, warming, bit spicy, some dried fruit notes. Medium bodied. Quite good actually.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DraftDodger (929) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016
Copenhagen 24/3 2016. 75 cl bottle from Meny. According to the label this beer symbolizes the red part of the Belgian flag. Pours slightly hazy orange brown with big frothy white head. Settles as 2,5 cm thick layer of creamy foam. Massive lacing on the side of theglass. Aroma is quite fruity and a little bit lemonadelike. Tart fruitiness from oranges and citrus. Yeast. Medium carbonation and slightly thick palate. Taste is nicely balanced between light caramel sweetness and tart citric fruits. Medium bitterness in aftertaste. Hides the high alcohol content impressively. Surprisingly fruity and easy to drink. I could use a couple of more colors in the Belgian flag.


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