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

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RATINGS: 461   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.


Martinus' rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (3324) - Baarle-Nassau, - FEB 5, 2013
Dark brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, alcohol and red fruits. Quite some raisins. Sweet malty flavour, raisins. Sweet finish, caramel, light attic.
Showing it’s age nicely.
(From 33cL bottle @ The Vintage Tasting during Brugs Bier Festival. 1990 vintage. Courtesy of Thierry if I’m not mistaken. Thanks for sharing!)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6293) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber/honey brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, fig, dates, yeast, hints of alcohol come in, some yeast, cookie malts, decent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (773) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 11, 2015
Clear amber with red highlights, cream orange head Mou, some butterscotch, raisins, mature golden apples, sweet rum Lightly burned Caramel, hops bitterness, rum,korinthian raisins, almonds

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
climberbob (228) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
7 year old bottle. Dark amber. Low carbonation. Caramel, grass, hay raisin aroma. Similar taste. Complex taste. Sweet but slightly tart. Slight metallic taste. Fine beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SilverfoX (510) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
caramel and dark fruit aroma, hazy dark brown body with no head, taste sour/sweet at the same time flavour of caramel banana and brown sugar. not really my sort of thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Aroma: grain and bread malts as a base, some sweets, caramel, sugar syrup. Appearance: clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: heavy bread malts, caramel, gets a bit dry in the finish, lively carbonation. Overall: decent Belgian Strong Ale, not quite at the top though, does not feel as well rounded as other examples. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leghorn99 (57) - Livorno, ITALY - JAN 6, 2015
Colore di un bel marrone mogano, schiuma cremosa e di buona persistente. Al naso offre vari sapori di frutta mista, caramello e spezie. In bocca si riconosce il malto, che balla tra cereali rossastri e cereali più scuri. Sapore fruttato ben rappresentato: uva, piccoli frutti di bosco e zucchero candito. Sapori speziati: anice e liquirizia o qualcosa di simile. Il corpo è medio-pieno, con una trama moderatamente frizzante e semi-cremosa. Una finitura leggermente piccante, insipida e piuttosto calda.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerrit59 (8) - BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 Brune 9° Van Eecke Watou couleur cuivrée. maltée, arôme caramel gout de cerises peu alcoolisé

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (3860) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle at home. Hazy brown with a large yellow head, nice lacings. Aroma medium malty (caramel, brown sugar, fruity). Flavor medium+ sweet, long lasting, light bitter. Medium+ body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
florent.janssens (176) - - DEC 29, 2014
Bière au fort goût de caramel et de malt. Beaucoup de goût Mais peu d’arrière goût. Sinon bière très agréable

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ulysse (239) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2014
Quite malty beer with a shade of sugar cane. Somewhat refreshing for a dark brew. Caramel aftertaste.


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