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

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RATINGS: 467   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.


brokensail's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12286) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
The pour is dark amber in color with a khaki head. There’s a mild aclohol aroma to this one along with some bread and toasted malt sweetness. A fair amount of brown sugar, some dark fruits, and banana. Tastes of sweet bread, toffee, and brown sugar. A fair amount of dark fruit and banana with a hint of spice and alcohol.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5435) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours hazy dark amber, thick off-white head. Aromas of spiced toffee, Christmas cake. Taste is light sweet, light spice. Sticky texture, sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopfenWeisse (1230) - - APR 1, 2015
Murky brown color with medium head. Aroma is yeast, dark fruits. Flavor is malt, sweet, dark fruits.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MunBro (676) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Pretty sure my bottle was skunked. Awful vinegary flavour and was chunky coming out of the bottle. Will try another and re-rate someday.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
phenix1971 (1) - - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
Licht bitter, smaak onevenwichtig, te hoge alcohol, eentonige smaak en afdronk, matig

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4923) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
*Old rating, best before 09.13. Malzig-fruchtiges Bier, leicht scharf, malzig-süßlich, interessant aber nicht zu tief.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6996) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruits. Flavor is malty, light sweet, yeast, caramel. dates, riasin. Medium body, lively carbonation. 210210

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6564) - 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 (804) - 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 (239) - 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 (576) - 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.


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