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

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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 04/04/2017 Good looking murky bronze beer holding a good-sized creamy pale tan head. Aroma of sweet biscuit, dark caramel/brown sugar, sultana, bread dough, stewed berries, prunes, and savoury cake spices. Big creamy mouthful of a beer, not shy about its weight. Carbonation somewhat likely & coarse yet cuts through some richness. Somewhat sweet upfront - biscuit, brown sugar, medium sort of candy sugar with dried fruits of sultana and figs, savoury spices of clove & nutmeg & pepper, doughy sort of finish. Booze warms things up a touch, dries it out a bit too, bitterness reasonably high for style. Very tasty, good however lacking the finesse and complexity of a truly great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3810) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle 0,75ltr: Dark brown colored brew with an sweet bitter taste, hints of caramel, some chocolate and dried fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (558) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2016
Cola brown, frothy head. A: bock, cough syrup note, caramel malts, nutmeg, chestnut, cherry alcohol note. T: follows aroma, light to medium body, anise sensation in development, which is accompanied by a medium bitterness in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2016
Dark with a creamy head. Aroma of ripe plums, coffee, caramel, cocolate. Body is medium, carbon well, texture thick. Taste is sweet and bitter and soues. Palate mostly dominated by ripe plums and chocolate, Fong dry finish. B@H

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hansvf (698) - - FEB 14, 2016
Mooi rodig koper. Ruikt zoetig. Beetje veel koolzuur, gek smaakje. Ijzerig.. Niet heel lekker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (2661) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Chocolade bruine kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt zoetig, vanille, herfstfruit. Smaakt zoetig, kruiden, herfstfruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2671) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15277) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1179) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1679) - 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


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