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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3692) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from ALBO. BBF 08/2015. Standard price. Brownish, slightly murky, forest fruit, touch amber appearance with little tanned head. Nose is sweet overripe dark & forest fruits, bark with over soy & gravy characteristics which put me off a bit. Taste is strongly sweet with bark, brown sugar, clear soy & gravy characteristics, coca-cola, old & dusty truffle chocolate, thyme, leaves, thick spices. Bit light & high carb. This isn’t bad per se but it isn’t to my own personal taste, too many notes that I don’t care too much for like coa-cola & soy sauce.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (962) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours a partially hazy brown with a small off white ring. Aroma is complex rich maltiness, dark dried fruits(raisins, plums, prunes), peppery and perfumy. Flavour is spicy, strong peppery phenols, dark dried fruits(raisins, plums, prunes, cherries) sweet rich maltiness, soft alcohol and a high carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moravius (456) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2014
Diverse Flaschen. - Schönes Rotbraun. In der Nase weinige, herb-fruchtige Noten, Weingummi. Im Antrunk schwere Süße mit Noten von Rosinen und Christstollen, ausbalanciert von kräftigem Röstmalz. Die Röstmalzbittere und eine leicht holzige, fast salzige Note (Lakritz) sorgen dafür, daß die Süße nicht dominiert. Dazu ein Hauch von Mokka, eine Besonderheit der Kapittel-Biere (was eine gute Hefe alles hervorzaubern kann ...) Im Abgang starkes Röstmalz. Bitterer Nachtrunk wie von Bitterschokolade. - Enorm aromatisches Bier, nicht das übliche süße Dubbel. Mein erstes Glas konnte ich nur in kleinen Schlucken genießen. Großartig.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sureshpa (286) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2014
Aroma: Very mild, chestnutty, some red fruits, bit of sweetness Appearance: Brown red amber, red glow, starts out as big bubble foam, quickly disappearing head, off white head, medium lace, quite lot of carbonation Taste: (Chest)nutty, caramel, mellow bittersweet ending

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2012) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2014
11.2 oz bottle pours hazy brown with a off white head. Aroma of malt, grass and fruit. Taste is bread, malt and raisins . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3003) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2013
Draft at cambrinus Pours clear dark amber , big white head Smells like gingerbread Good carbo Sweet , sugary , malty . Smell promised something unique , taste is damn standard .

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep Amber Brown with a small off White head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and the promise of raisiny sweetness. Flavour has rampant caramel and lots of candied/overripe fruits. A touch of spice and a few spoonfuls of Brown sugar. Very nice. Terrible label.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Mooie donkerbruine kleur, dikke laag schuim die snel weer verdwijnt. Zacht aroma, zoet en fris. Smaakt zeer goed, wel wat zoet. Topper!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeerFanatic (850) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Dark auburn red/copper hues with a big creamy head with good retention and much carbonation. Aromas cherry, bread, caramel, toffee and some nuttiness. Flavors cherry ester, bread, slight alcohol, caramel and some toffee. Medium to high sweetness with no aftertaste. The aromas are the big highlight.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (481) - ROMANIA - OCT 12, 2013
33cl. Pours nice brown with a huge beige head. Aroma of caramel, sweet, alchool and yeasty. Flavor is sweet and bitter in the 2nd part with a long lasting duration,caramel can be felt quite well, also sonte of chocolate and alchool. Oily texture, carbonation is soft. Excelent!


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