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

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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
330ml Bottle. This pours a thick light tan head over a slightly murky medium brown body. Its aroma is delicious with dark fruits strong on the nose;.Taste wise it is a blast of sweetness that hits you on 1st gulp and it really doesnt give way to much else but a bitter coffee ish finish. Sip it and theres malts chocolate biscuits and yeast in there but again its all masked by an overpowering sweetness. If you want to get blotto and dont really care what a beer tastes like this one is for you. If you want to experience an evening of tasting fine beers - try another one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJoer (679) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
Medium brown to mokka head, blackish with a red glow colour, sweet caramel and some liquorise and some alcohol notes, gentle caramel sweet medium to high carbonation, coffee like medium bitter, creamy

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (273) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2014
Deep dark-red colour, hazy, beige head that doesn?t last. Aroma and taste get dried fruits like plums and raisins, spices like clove and nutmeg, liquorice, a bit bitter and grainy sweet malts. Balanced and round. Aftertaste is a bit dry, quickly gone. Disappointingly thin bodied, medium-low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2148) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
Good example of Belgian craftmanship. Yeasty, fruity, malty and hoppy. (aroma hops)

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Anatole (90) - BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
Bu avec date limite dépassée de 2 mois. La bière a très mal vieillie, perte d’odeur et de gout. A boire jeune donc.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2263) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Private import from the SAQ. Pours a hazy dark amber colour with lots of active carbonation of small bubbles. The head is creamy, becoming frothy and bubbly, lightly beige, with good retention and some foamy lace. Sour nose at first with a little chocolate, but then, aromas of toffee, raisins, other fruits and hints of anise (and other grass). The taste is pretty strong with metallic notes which gives out grassy hop and rusty water. The fruits does come out eventually and thankfully the finish is better and soft. Lots going on in this one, but not one I would buy more. Worth trying though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
Pours a dark amber with a inch of white head. Nose is full of caramel and toffee. Nice plums, prunes on the nose with a good pinch of spice. The finish is a bit spicy and warm on the finish. Nice fruity and malty overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (321) - FRANCE - JAN 29, 2014
Pours dark amber with a medium white head. Nose is caramael. Aromas are caramel and fruits, with a hint of spices. Sweet-bitter finish. Well balanced beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (870) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
Ambrée foncée, effervescence moyenne, col beige fin. Plutôt maltée, elle développe principalement un goût de caramel avec quelques notes de fruits et d’épices avec un bon équilibre.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Dark brown with small brown head. Aroma sugary malt although somewhat muted. Medium full body. Not much alcohol. Flavor is mostly malty sweetness, lightly fruity, slightly dry finish. Decent.


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