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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3593) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2003
Bottle Conditioned. Chestnut red, good rocky head and low condition. Alcoholic nose with hints of calvados and bready yeast. In the mouth it is sweet with tart apple notes that become metallic as it warms. Finish is dry with a hint of previously unadvertised roast barley bitterness. Barring the obvious initial waft of alcohol, It didnt really drink like a 9% beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2003
Amber colour with a fine head. Sweetish and pleasant. Bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2002
Explosive. The aroma as well as the flavour contain notes of old cheese and horse barn. This is a very mature and quite challenging but good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2002
Some cherry notes in the the flavor. It is actually quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2002
Aroma has cherry, cinnamon and pear. Complex flavor with glue, coffee, cinnamon, caramel, hops, oak cherry and a hint of sourness. Very unusual both herbal and fruity taste. But it’s a good beer!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2002
Dark amber with a medium head. Malty aroma and taste. Dry lime(CaO) aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2002
A nice beer, dark and full of taste, with a clear palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4429) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2002
This ws one of my first ratings and I know now that this one is definately more than my old rating 3.6 I will properly rate this one again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (1977) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2002
Quite comparable with the pater i think, except for the excellent palate of this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
Molasses and roasted malt…Vanilla and burnt caramel…Licking dark fruit buds…


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