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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1477) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (4986) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimonBlok (287) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (1224) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1033) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (3530) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (2169) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 16, 2015
brown colour, huge beige-ish creamy head; aroma of dried plum, maybe some cherry, herbal notes, biscuit and caramel; taste is the same; great beer

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nybol (1428) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2015
En stor fyldig stærk smag af maltet korn. Den høje procent smages i varmen som øllen har.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1933) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Butelka, warka do kwietnia 2016, wiec sporo poczekala butelka na wypicie. Przejrzyste, ciemnobrazowe z rubinowymi przeblyskami, z nieimponujaca piana. Aromaty karmelowe, swiezych (wisnie) i suszonych (rodzynki, figi, sliwki) owocow. Do tego tez miod czy melasa, cos slodkiego bardzo. Slady kakao a moze gorzkiej czekolady. Slady przyprawowosci (Cynamon?). W smaku wszystko to bardzo ladnie odczuwalne, w slodka acz niemeczaca strone. alkohol bardzo skutecznie ukryty. Zaskakujaco lekkie odczucie w ustach, nie az tak duzo ciala, brak syropowych odczuc. Wysycenie jak na styl dosc niskie. Goryczka tez niewysoka, ale odczuwalna. Klasa piwo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5648) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
12/1/2008 9:59:58 AM Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Dark reddish brown. Fuzzy head. Sweet, fruity nose. Warm, sweet, caramel flavour. A wide variety of different flavours really, including toffee, nuts and dark fruits, definitely cherry and plums. Then a tad of sourness in the finish. Nice.


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