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


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RATINGS: 431   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.

TheCrowsNest's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Rich reddish brown with a thick beige head. Dark dried fruits and bread; caramel. Little bit of anise and toffee with a light balancing bitterness. Medium body with slick alcohol. The aroma isn’t mind blowing but classic Belgian flavors at work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (468) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
2010. Brune. Caramel. Très levuré. Sucre candi. Épicé. Fruité. Datte. Figue. Cerise noire. Fine amertume florale. Bien ronde. Un peu madérisé. J'aime bien.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (732) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Draft. Dark amber, nearly brown pour with large tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma, toffee and light hints of dark fruits. More fruit in the flavor, plum like, with notes of caramel. Some mild metallic character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6033) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
330mL bottle, pours a murky opaque dark maroon with a small white head. Aroma brings out candied sugar, caramel malts, and light Belgian yeast. Flavour is very similar, with complex notes of caramel malts, brown sugar, and Belgian yeast. One of those Belgian Strongs where everything just works really cohesively. Wonderful stuff - much better than the ratings suggest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4086) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle at Beer Passion 2014, Antwerp. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy light tan head and a little broken lace. The aroma is light malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter, light sweet with a smooth malt alcohol bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (621) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
Brown beer with a firm brownish head. Strange aroma, strong scent of overripe fruit, malt and sweet chocolate. Medium body. Flavour is medium sweet and chocolate. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (315) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
2014/05/19 - Pours a cloudy dark brown colour with a thin, khaki head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is strong toffee, caramel, butterscotch, roasted malt, dark fruits, booze and mild Belgian yeast. Taste is much of the same; sweet toffee and caramel, dark fruits, mild Belgian yeast and mildly bitter roast with a sweet, boozy aftertaste. Body is thin to medium with a silky mouthfeel, smooth carbonation and a warming finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (59) - - MAY 16, 2014
Bruin caramelkleurig bier met rokerig en houtig aroma. Lekkere smaken van toffee, caramel, pruimen en donker fruit. Beetje eiken, licht rokerige smaak met lekkere warme afdronk. Topbiertje.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wolfcarnival (57) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2014
Drunk 12/05/14 at beergeek, afterwork brotime with ma bro cam. new style for me. pours cloudy dark amber with thin head. rich malty aroma, smells of toffee apples and earthy dried fruit with a nice whiff of booze. taste is fruity, slightly nutty, but slight grassy hoppiness still there. a very enjoyable creamy boozy sipper. looking forward to more of this style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6900) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
Trübes rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig, röstmalzig, süß. Geschmack evenfalls röstmalzig, fruchtig, Karamell, würzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (983) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Bottle from Bruges. Pour ruby with a big tan head that quickly fades. Quite fruity and first with sherry notes. Some pear drop, banana and butterscotch in there too. Starts sweet and finishes bitter. Nice, but the alcohol is a bit too at the forefront for me.

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