Brewed by Van Eecke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Bottle conditioned.
This dark beer has been brewed with careful attention in accordance with our age old brewing tradition. It is a flavourful beer, tasting slightly bitter-sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2595) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, yeast, caramel, & toffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, yeast, rich caramel, light fruit, raisons, and some spice; Nicely balanced; Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (14597) - DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle, 9%. Hazy dark amber/brown with big beige head. Aroma is malt, dark fruit, yeast, toasted, caramel, candy and notes of ripe fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, sweet, dark fruit, little ripe fruit, toasted, candy, hop and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1087) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 19, 2016
0.33l bottle. Dark amber body with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, figs, toast and reisins. Taste of caramel, toast, cocoa, floral hops and reisins. Quite sweet with a medium body. The finish has some warming alcohol to it but not harsh at all. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1613) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2016
light orange brown pour creamy tan head. Aroma tangy malt extract brown sugar. Tastes molasses toffee, brown sugar, slight bitter. Great creamy, dry palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1425) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ van Rooij. hazy brown with a beige head. Malty caramel aroma. Medium bitter taste, bit metallic and oxidized tastes to it. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (4691) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle from Drinkshop. Very clean and tasty brew. Dark brown colour. Overfoamed a bit at higher temperature but nothing tragic. Sweet but not out of balance. Full malty flavour with notes of caramel, toffee, honey, biscuity. Very good. Light dried fruits. Easy drinking with alcohol hidden well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimonBlok (205) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Pours unclear chestnut brown with low, fast diminishing tan head. Aroma: roasted malts, coffee, plum and even some coconut. Taste: medium sweetness with low to medium bitterness. A little salty taste. Notes of brown sugar and plums. Texture is sticky. Carbonation is average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (1113) - Airvault, FRANCE - NOV 7, 2015
On tap, 25cL. @bar La Tireuse, Toulouse. Old memories there during my veterinary studies in "La Ville Rose". A beautiful red brown clear sparkling beer ; medium off-white head ; medium retention. Caramel, roast, herbs, sugar. Medium sweet, sugary, light to medium dry bitter. Just a little windy. Medium body, thin oily, average carbonation, short sweet herbal toffee finish. Overall, Ok amber belgian ale ; hoppy aroma, bitterness drown in heavy sweetness. I will taste the bottle version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (792) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2015
F: pale brown, thin, diminishing to thin film. C: dark brown, non-transparent. A: sweet malt, fruity, some milk chocolate, hints of alcohol, cherries. T: very malty sweet, fruity, plums, raisins, brown sugar, molasses, caramel, yeast, biscuits, medium body, average carbonation, a little overrated I think but still very good beer from that style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (3145) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma of dark malt, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, brown sugar, some roasted notes, some chocolate. Flavour is sweet with a light bitterness in the finish. Body is medium. Rich and sweet, pretty enjoyable. More or less seems to be a stronger version of the Dubbel, which I had before this one.

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