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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2006
Bottle. Hazy dark red brown color with a high creamy and long lasting crispy white head. Spicy malt aroma with alcohol notes. Pleasant smooth malt flavor without carbonation. Hops bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
33 cl bottle. Pours amber red no head. Aroma is barley malt. Taste is malt and hints of alcohol and caramel. Not bad but I would have hoped for more from a vintage ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29485) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
Bottled. A slightly hazy deep red beer with a nice brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of berries, malt, caramel, and prunes. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of malt, caramel, prunes, and brown sugar as well as lighter notes of spices and wood. The alcohol tickles the tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Dark brownish with a tint of red. Presumably clear and filtered with a tall, creamy and rather stable head. Vinous, slightly tart aroma. Quite dry - especially in comparison with the original version. Roasted, malty flavour with marked notes of licorice. Perhaps also a wee touch of Balsamico. 281205

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
Bottled. Clear red brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of spices, dried fruits, fruits and liquorice. Flavour of spices and dried fruits with notes of liquorice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20621) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2005
Bottled. Ruby red colour, beige head. Plummy malty aroma. Flavour of malts, hops and some plummy sweet hints. Not that special.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16932) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with some hints of yeast and dark fruits. Flavor is sweet malty with some hints of caramel and yeast. Also hints of dark fruits. Sweet malty finish with a dry warming aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
Excessive foam, like 98% of the glass (I like my beer with low carbonation, so I don’t pour it slowly); well, eventually I get a very nice red-mahogany color, with still foam on top, irregular like whipped cream. It has a basic aroma, with some malt, caramel, Belgian yeast. Same for the flavor, quite round and sweet caramel flavor, low bitterness and light vegetables touch. Industrialized Dubbel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Taste is malt and fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14041) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
2003: Dark amber with thick lasting white head. The aroma has sweet malts, yeast, caramel, dark fruits, bread, alcohol & spices - very powerfull. Taste is of same & is sweet & spicy with an easy alcohol touch. Warmth... Body is filling and leaves incredible lacings. 10 minutes after being poured head is still strong! Wow!


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