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Brewed by Groningse Bierbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Groningen, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
(Bottle 30 cl) Dirty, muddy appearance - head is fine though, creamy, light brown and rather stable. Light chocolatey flavours and doesn’t reaaly get much from the burned malts this is based on. Very bitter. 100204

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2003
(Still brewed at Texelse bierbrouwerij) Light-brown head, quickly gone. Hazelnutbrown, hazy - yeast in suspension. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate & something sourish. Taste gives even more outspoken roasted malt, now with cigarash arome. Malty tones dominate, but they have the ring of quality malts. Little bitterness. There's no trace of the sourish nose or of the added spices. Surprisingly light bodied for a winterbeer, but it is not lacking. I can live with this. Aftertaste again some chocolate. A nice beer, not for the hopheads, however. If tasted blind, I would have guessed dark bock, rather than Belgian Strong.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2002
Very cloudy dark golden colour. Good, malty, almost fruity aroma. Initial flavour is sweet (roasted malts, toffee). Very nicely balanced by a long, dry bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2002
Dark brown colour, lasting head. Hoppy, malty aroma. Bitter, malty sweet taste with a lovely smooth palate of roasted malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (1975) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2002
Very nice creamy head. Full taste. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2002
Sampled at Utrechts Bokbierfestival: Creamy head. Dark color. Reminded of me Guinness. Roasted malts in the aroma. Bit amber taste, malty, sweet. Full taste. Good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2006 Bottled, Winterbierfestival. Fruity aroma that’s mainly pear, hint of glue in the background. Dark copper color, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, sourish, light fruity, pear, hints of glue in the flavor as well, bit thin.


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