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

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RATINGS: 509   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Clear ornge, very sizey white head. faint aroma, perhaps a little nutty, which iechoed in the flavor. The Bride took a sip and pronounced it "very Belgian", which is pretty much true. Hides its alcohol very well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle. Poured hazy dark brown with a large fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Solid bittersweet flavor with a medium balanced finish of long duration. This is a smooth complex beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1440) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2007
Faint, malty and green aroma. Dark caramel sweetness becomes nicely malty, slightly dry bitterness. Malts persevere throughout hoppy finish. Alcohol a touch obvious, but not burning.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Got some light malt and yeast in the aroma.Pours a hazy brown with a light tan head.Caramel malt and yeast stand out in the flavors.Mouthfeel is a little thin with some yeast and spice in the finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2970) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2007
luscious, rich, tasty beer. the best of this brewery so far. Brought thsi one back from Brussels with me

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2007
75cl corked bottle. Muddy chesnut tulip soupy with sediment, however you pour it. Wonderfully soft, soapy caramel snout. Deep, firm, creamy off-white head you could float a Euro on. Delectably smooth and delicately spicy, with a full-bodied, sharpish yeastiness and licorice-bitter finish. Metallically yeasty a little like Ename. Slick and milkshake-creamy. As subtle and sweetly malty as a top-drawer Doppelbock (Andescher?). Drinks as smoothly as a beer half its strength. Not a hint of alcohol or burn. Exquisitely crafted, effortlessly drinkable, dizzying Belgian nectar.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2007
Roasted malty aroma, nuts, caramel, chocolat, raisin and other fruits. Muddy brown colour, small disappearing head. Sweat malty flavour, light hopts, raisin, malty coffee finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2006
[Bottle from BeersofEurope] Tasted this ages ago, don’t know why I havent added the rating. Aroma of Chocolate, marzipan, rum, raisin, slome roasty notes. Full, chewy palate, sweet upfront, great yeast character, dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2006
pours a deep amber hue with a brown tan head with excellent lacing. Aromas of a light sour funk, apples and grass. Flavors of caramel, grass, brown shugga. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9978) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2006
Bottle: Cloudy, deep amber coloured, stable off-white foamy layer; complex nose: dark malt, roasted malt, caramel, fruity (dark berries) and a bit (port-)vinous; full bodied, robust sweet (-malty & -fruity) flavour with a light bitterness; sweet-malty-fruity finish with an idea of bitterness next door. A sweet, but not cloying, warming brew, quite easily drinkable...................


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