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

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RATINGS: 803   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.


terrybail's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, - APR 18, 2010
330 ml bottle from the LCBO Pours a hazy cloudy orangey copper with a hugh frothy white head with tons of stickies all the way down The aroma is nice bubblegum, vanilla, herbs, herbs, The taste is sweet yeasty herbs nice


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopverdju (610) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2016
Donker rood koperkleurig bier met rijkelijke crčmekleurige schuimkraag. Geur: fruitig, licht zoet, karamel, wat alcoholisch. Smaak: licht zoet, wat gedroogd fruit en sinaasappel. Veel koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: iets zoet.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senka (1051) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2016
33cl. Pours orange amber with white thin head. Crispy and fresh fruity aroma. A bit of sugars, malt and a whiff of hops. Strong, almost IPA like hoppiness and bitterness in the taste. Clean, sharp tastes. Medium bodied, crispy and moderately carbonated. A nice drink when served both warm and cold.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MohaBeer (202) - Lima, PERU - JUL 15, 2016
Cobre con transparencia muy buena espuma y retención. Malta maltoso caramelo moderado, lúpulo especiado moderado, ésteres a cereza, ligera acidez. En boca lúpulo especiado moderado-moderado alto, fenoles pimienta blanca, pimienta negra, pimienta de jamaica, ésteres a frutos secos, cereza, umami, malta maltoso caramelo moderado, tibieza alcohólica,acidez fresca. Final especiado semi-seco sin astringencia, con cuerpo y buena carbonatación.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1391) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Hazy amber towards mahogany, light beige dense creamy head is big and stays long leaving lots of covering lacing. Aroma is sweet with toasted malt, caramel, raisins, plums, brown sugar. Sweet, malty, chewy, lively carbonation balances sweetness, long finish. I liked this well, good stuff, blanced with nice flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
L_Lovecraft (211) - - JUL 9, 2016
Yeast, red fruits, caramel and spices, deep amber with ocher head quite persistant, medium body, highly carbonated, taste of caramel and fruits, quite sweet at the beginning...for me belgian ale are superlative.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (765) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8390) - 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 (6109) - 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 (733) - 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.


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