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

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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (16055) - Dublin, 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (634) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is dark brown colored and has a large and stable cream colored head, with nice carbonation. The aroma is malty and fruity, with notes of roasted malts, caramel, dried and dark fruits and spices. The taste is sweet and full bodied and also has a spicy bitterness. In the taste tones of roasted malts and caramel, but also raisins and fruits and when the bitterness takes over, some fresh hops and spices. The finish is bitter and a little dry and some alcohol is noticable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (2633) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2016
A dark brown beer, a head is quite big and beige. Aroma has dark and dried fruits, also some fresh fruits, prunes, some spicyness and peel of wheat bread. Medium bodied, strong carbonation. Good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Peter_L (1244) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2016
Flaska @ Pressklubben. Mörk vätska med fingertjockt skum. Inget särskilt som sticker ut. En generisk mörk belgare, helt enkelt.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
susonagger (197) - spain, - JUL 15, 2016
El color es oscuro, rojizo, turbio. La espuma esponjosa. El olor es a maltas y frutas. El sabor, dulce, con cierto tono metálico y recuerdos a caramelo, y un final ligeramente amargo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (2752) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2016
Clear dark red brown, creamy beige head. Aroma has brown sugar, dried fruit. Flavour is sweet, prunes and dark sugar, hints of nuts and perhaps coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peb (56) - BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2016
Bière belge, brune typique. Épices et amertume, notes de chocolat très légères. Bien fait dans l ’ensemble, mais corps un peu léger.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llkc (1531) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2016
Duft sødlig dadler rosin karamel smag karamel lidt sødlig mellem fylde lidt kant af humle

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (5032) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy ruby copper brown with stable beige head. Clear aroma of caramel, malt and yeast,mwith notes of fruit and hops. Roasty flavour with hippy hints and sweet notes of caramel malt, yeast and fruit. Roasty and nutty aftertaste with fruity hints. Medium carbonation but creamy mouthfeel. Decent stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (851) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy red-brown with lots of sediment floating around and a large, frothy, long lasting, beige head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of overripe fruit, caramel malt, yeast and spice. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, overripe fruit, brown sugar, yeast and spice with a dry, metallic, boozy finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and average carbonation. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1216) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
0.33 bottle. A hazy, dark brown color with a small, off-white head and no lacing. Aroma is composed of caramel malts, port wine, and smoked dark brown ham. Taste of barrel, wood, smoked ham, a touch of chocolate - it is a tad vinous. A medium body, a creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is medium long and also sweet and chocolaty. Overall not a bad beer, like everything could be improved.


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