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

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RATINGS: 438   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (500) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (789) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
330ml bottle. pours a rich brown and is relatively transparent....mine wasn’t cloudy like others describe. reasonable head which lasts for about 30 seconds. aroma of burnt toast, yeast and some hops. taste is very nice. malts, a little coffee, yeast and a hint of alcohol. very smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeaRoW (8) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013 does not count
Bottle .33l. Hazy brown color with a small quickly disappearing head . Smells of caramel, nuts, a bit roasty. touch of sweetness. Really soft complex taste with the needed alcohol. Tastes of slightly burnt wheats with mild hopping, caramel/chocolate with raisins, nutmeg. Good body, very mouthfilling palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (596) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle from Beautiful Beers, Bury St Edmunds. Hazy, bronze colour, with above average sized beige head. Aroma of dried fruit, prunes and caramel. Moderately sweet, minimal carbonation, full body with a creamy texture.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: Belfort, Poperinge.
Appearance: Amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Spices, dried fruit, some caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, malt flavour. Bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanCrusher (642) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle 0,33L. Murky, amber-red-brown colour, with average big beige head. Main aroma is fruity - peach, pear, grapes, cherry and caramel. Taste starts moderate bitter, with some liquor notes, followed with caramel. End taste goes to heavy bitter, long lasting aftertaste, with noticable alcohol presence. Full bodied creamy beer...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Bouteille de 33cl. Ici nous avons une robe cuivrée avec un anneau de mousse. Au nez des levures épicées, une touche de caramel et quelque chose de frais. La bouche est épicée, fruitée, piquante avec une dose de gaz. La finale sucrée est quelque peu discordante et manque de finesse.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yamato89 (10) - Den Hoorn (Zuid-Holland), NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
Zware smaaksensatie. Nootachtige smaak, koffiearoma's. Redelijk complex palet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2288) - 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 (3162) - 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.


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