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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 450   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.


TaxiDriver's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, - APR 18, 2009
Bottle. Sweet smell of malt and light alcohol, bread, light caramel. A very large light brown creamy head with a long duration. The body is clear and red-brown. The taste is malty and of chocolate. The beer is creamy with normal carbonation and a medium strong body.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Some raisin and light smoke. A little booze heavy. Pours brown with good head and lacing. Sweet finish. Some floral yeast. Soft carbonation. Touch of citrus. Bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, yeast, brown sugar and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some spices, brown sugar and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some licorice and brown sugar. Medium body , average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TtV (126) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Not too dark brown with a creme coloured head that stays somewhat. Aroma has nothing special. Yeast and malts, but not very explicit. The taste mildly sweet, with a mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1270) - PORTUGAL - DEC 9, 2014
33cl bottle. Clear brown colour with a medium off-white head. Caramel, roasted malt, spices and yeast in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is more on the sweet side with some spicy notes. Overall, a nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle at The Rising Sun, Berkhamsted on 26 Jul 2012. Poured a dark brown, with a big, dense white head. Aroma of prunes, raisins, pepper, cloves and Belgian yeast. Dates, apricots and fruit cake in the flavour, with some spicy notes. Finish was berries, bread and some hoppy bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (659) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClaudeB04 (174) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 2, 2014
Clear brown colour with a clear head. Candy, roasted malt, a nice soft finish where the 9% shine through. A very good belgian beer for these cold days

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rok1024 (1155) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - NOV 11, 2014
Clear brown appearance, medium head. Roasted malt, fruity and hoppy. Medium bitterness and sweetness, rounded, good Belgian strong ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fellebag (913) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Small white layer disappearing. Red brown dark a bit hazy color. Aroma is cherry, berries, oak, wood. Taste is sweet of sugar, rubber, wine gums.


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