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

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common

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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4349) - 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 (1963) - 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 (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
Molasses and roasted malt…Vanilla and burnt caramel…Licking dark fruit buds…

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davhgbrew (888) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2002
Perfect dark brown appearance. Dry, bitter palate, with a lot of carbonation on the tongue. Very dry, fruity, clean finish. Unnoticable 9% abv. Terrific complex brew!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2002
Deep murky red-brown, with even a faint touch of purple colour. Medium size, fine bubbled, chunky lasting ’floating islands’ tan head. Faint green hops, malt, and old cellar yeasts and a touch of alcohol aromas. Medium to big bodied with strong rawish bitter-sweet start, slightly caramel sweeter middle and finish. Overall probably just better than the Abt but still a bit rough around the edges.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 Aroma is similar to Rochefort 10. Buttery rum notes and heavy whipping cream. Milk white, patchy, froth- white head. Tase is milk and butter with caramel lending its hand in this marvelous beer as well. Finish is very dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (4721) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2001
As i quite like the kapittel brews, this made no exception. Good double-style beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2001
Disappointing. Not much aroma only little spices and some licorice. Amber/brown colour with nice head. Not much taste as well, bit hoppy, bit spicy. Short hopbitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2001
Beautiful head. Pale brown colour. It has an aroma of liquorice. Coffee and mocha, sweet. The finish is not very long.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltydog (14) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2001
Rich but also very smooth. Great strong dark ale. Proof that an abbey-style beer can be just as good as the beer made at actual monasteries.


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