Brewed by Arcense Bierbrouwerij (InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Arcen, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ponx (14) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2015 Aroma: Caramel, candy, bubblegum. Maybe some darker fruits. Taste is sour-bitter-sweet. Mostly caramel and candy. Also some sourness of cherries.. maybe. Not a beer you would drink one after another. Mostly because of it?s sweetness. Medium to light body (prefer higer body) and good carbo.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mihau86 (13) - - APR 16, 2015
Dunkles rot, fast braun, karamellgeachmack, leicht säuerlich und nur wenig süß, nicht U kräftig

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (169) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
Nice little white layer of foam. The foam dissapears quick, to leave only a few patches of thin foam. The color is deep dark red. The smell has caramel and roasted nuts. Maybe almonds. The taste is good. The taste has the same touches of caramel and roasted nuts, although less strong. The beer is surprisingly good. Not to strong, perfect for a Monday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1411) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle from my son in delft. Nutty brown ale with nice lacing. Not too sweet so very drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (459) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
Copper colored beer with a small white head, medium carbonation. Tastes malty, fruity, caramel and a small bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (60) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
A fresh, sweet fruity beer that is the perfect middle between light and dark beer. Copper red with an aroma of fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1285) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - FEB 12, 2015
Cadeau gekregen van een vriend uit Nederland. Gedronken uit de fles. Zeer lekkere geur en een mooie kleur. En de smaak stelt absoluut niet teleur. Een van de beste Nederlandse bieren dat ik al geprobeerd heb

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
R2k2 (385) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Een mooi, bruinrood, donker bier met een lichtbruine schuimige kraag. Het aroma is caramel-zoet, maar enorm op de achtergrond. De smaak is enigszins moutig, en de alcohol is ook volop aanwezig. Een lichtzoete nasmaak blijft even hangen. A nice, brown-red, dark beer with a slightly brown layer of foam. It has a caramel-sweet aroma but very much in the background. It taste a bit malty, and the alcohol is also very present. A slightly sweet aftertaste remains for a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Icedwarf (612) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
Bruin bier met schuim. Smaak is licht zoet en licht rokerig met caramel en koffie. Erg goed bier, smaak blijft redelijk lang hangen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MADpalace (219) - Budel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
red-brown tranparant color with off-white head. Warm smell of caramel, bread and licorish. Medium sweet taste with a slight more bitter after-taste (but still sweet). Feels a bit sticky and watery in the mouth. This is my style of beer, love it!

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