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


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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

Patou's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patou (9) - - MAR 15, 2013
330ml bottle. Aroma: notes of caramel and raisins. Not that agreable Taste: notes similar to the aroma. Rather strong in alcohol, vinous one. Rather agreable Palate: Medium body, average/lively carbonation, rather bitter and abrupt finish Overall: not my prefered beer but rather good and agreeable in overall

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nybol (131) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2015
En stor fyldig stærk smag af maltet korn. Den høje procent smages i varmen som øllen har.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (633) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Butelka, warka do kwietnia 2016, wiec sporo poczekala butelka na wypicie. Przejrzyste, ciemnobrazowe z rubinowymi przeblyskami, z nieimponujaca piana. Aromaty karmelowe, swiezych (wisnie) i suszonych (rodzynki, figi, sliwki) owocow. Do tego tez miod czy melasa, cos slodkiego bardzo. Slady kakao a moze gorzkiej czekolady. Slady przyprawowosci (Cynamon?). W smaku wszystko to bardzo ladnie odczuwalne, w slodka acz niemeczaca strone. alkohol bardzo skutecznie ukryty. Zaskakujaco lekkie odczucie w ustach, nie az tak duzo ciala, brak syropowych odczuc. Wysycenie jak na styl dosc niskie. Goryczka tez niewysoka, ale odczuwalna. Klasa piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4335) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
12/1/2008 9:59:58 AM Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Dark reddish brown. Fuzzy head. Sweet, fruity nose. Warm, sweet, caramel flavour. A wide variety of different flavours really, including toffee, nuts and dark fruits, definitely cherry and plums. Then a tad of sourness in the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cinctus (189) - - JUN 16, 2015
Nice strong beer. Very malty and pretty sweet too. Medium body, lots of sediments in the amber brown pour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alethol (123) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
Pours murky brown with small head that quickly disappears. Aromas of brown sugar, figs, malt. Tastes really nice: plums, raisins, malt. Well balanced, creamy, full. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1431) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Marrón oscura, aspecto cremoso. Escasa espuma de tono amarillento. Aroma de agradable licor. Que se prolonga en la boca. Potente, malta tostada, caramelo, toque de chocolate y sobre todo sensación de copazo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UjoKlobasa (81) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Caramal and alcohol aroma. Clear brown color. Average bitterness, higher sweetness. No foam, lots of sediments. Average beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (1754) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a brown body. The aroma is a musty barn smell and powdered cocoa mix. The taste is grainy sweet with a mild bitterness. The texture is crisp. It alright, the alcohol content hides pretty well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12945) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2015
KRS 131214. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is sugar, malt, caramel. Flavour is sugar, malt, hop, caramel, spices, yeast. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermaris (172) - LATVIA - MAY 24, 2015
Cloud, dark appearance. Bitter, with strong bitter aftertaste. Sour nuances in taste.

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