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


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RATINGS: 453   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Anatole (112) - BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
Bu avec date limite dépassée de 2 mois. La bière a très mal vieillie, perte d’odeur et de gout. A boire jeune donc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2409) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Private import from the SAQ. Pours a hazy dark amber colour with lots of active carbonation of small bubbles. The head is creamy, becoming frothy and bubbly, lightly beige, with good retention and some foamy lace. Sour nose at first with a little chocolate, but then, aromas of toffee, raisins, other fruits and hints of anise (and other grass). The taste is pretty strong with metallic notes which gives out grassy hop and rusty water. The fruits does come out eventually and thankfully the finish is better and soft. Lots going on in this one, but not one I would buy more. Worth trying though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1783) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
Pours a dark amber with a inch of white head. Nose is full of caramel and toffee. Nice plums, prunes on the nose with a good pinch of spice. The finish is a bit spicy and warm on the finish. Nice fruity and malty overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (336) - FRANCE - JAN 29, 2014
Pours dark amber with a medium white head. Nose is caramael. Aromas are caramel and fruits, with a hint of spices. Sweet-bitter finish. Well balanced beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (926) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
Ambrée foncée, effervescence moyenne, col beige fin. Plutôt maltée, elle développe principalement un goût de caramel avec quelques notes de fruits et d’épices avec un bon équilibre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Dark brown with small brown head. Aroma sugary malt although somewhat muted. Medium full body. Not much alcohol. Flavor is mostly malty sweetness, lightly fruity, slightly dry finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (4305) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1089) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moravius (607) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sureshpa (295) - 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

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