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

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RATINGS: 430   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2072) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle, 330 ml, at De Bierprofessor, Eindhoven. Poured into a chalice. ABV 9% deep caramel amber colour, with a thin off white head on top. Good retention, light lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, ripe and sweet. Hints of sugar and of the high ABV too. Taste is also full of dark, ripe fruits. Caramel too, the alcohol notable. Sweet taste overall, but not sickenly sweet, it drinks pleasantly. Medium thick body, soft airy carbonation. Overall great beer but a bit silly of me to order this one on such a hot day and when i didn’t have enough time, this one asks for lower temperatures.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3037) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Un gros merci à Benjamin pour cette dégustation. Une robe entre le brun et le rouge qui se coiffe d’un petit col mousseux. Un nez qui offre des parfums mélangés de fruits divers, de caramel, de notes oxydées et d’épices. Un goût malté qui valse entre des céréales rousses et des grains plus foncés. Un goût fruité largement représenté: des raisins, des petites baies et des pommes. Des saveurs épicées: de l’anis ou de la réglisse ou quelque chose qui partage les mêmes molécules. Quelques petites fleurs qui poussent sur ma langue: des houblons et/ou l’alcool? Une bouche qui présente un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement modéré et une texture semi-crémeuse. Une finale légèrement épicée, doucereuse et plutôt chaude.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2069) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2013
From the 11.23 oz. bottle best before June 2013. An attractive looking reddish-brown pour with a substantial foamy beige head and agitated carbonation. The aroma is of Belgian yeast, roasted malts, and berry-like fruit but all very subtle. The body is ab out medium and seems on the astringent side. The taste is much more flavorful that the nose suggests with bountiful malty sweetness and a bitter pungency coming up on the back and lingering long.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (360) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2013
Red-brown colour with a decent head. Smell is metallic and yeast. Taste of bread, yeast and sweet fruit. Aftertaste is not so pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2197) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Cloudy dark amberwith beige head. Dried fruit, burnt rubber and raisins aroma. Bitter, fruity, yeasty, plastic-y and spicy taste, full bodied, spicy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Pours orange to brown with a nice head, aroma is slightly sourish with fruits and dried fruits, flavor is sweet and spicy with some fruits, carbonated, medium bodied, OK

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jvhemert (329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2013
AROMA: resin, woody, metallic, alcohol APPEARANCE: brown, clear, frothy, white foam, TASTE: medium bitterness, PALATE: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, OVERALL: full-flavoured, style similar to a trappist.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
Rich dark fruits and spice aroma with a malty and spicy palate. Has some alcoholic heat there too with a fruity yeast flavour. A nice winter beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy amber. Aroma of yeast, bubblegum, some fruity esters, spiciness and a bit of malt. Sweetish flavor with yeast, fruits, some malt, and a spicy and slightly alcoholic finish. Medium-bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mutz (556) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2013
Troebel, bruinrode kleur. Weinig aroma. Smaakt vlak en behoorlijk zoet met een vleug zure azijn en wat zoet fruitigs. Niet zo mijn ding.


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