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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A full bodied beer, bittersweet and delicious.

Note: Initially brewed in Jumet, production transferred to Alken in 2007.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Had at The Central, St.Andrews Dark Coloring. Big Head. Spice. Malt. Can definitly taste the alcohol. Not a bad beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7971) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2004
Deep-gold; thick white head, but carbondioxide all knocked out on pouring. Dry nose, white candi-sugar, faint aromatic smell, remindful of grapes or sultanas, and alcohol. Sweet, malty taste, always alcoholic in character. Slightly spicey character, sweetness becomes liquorice-like. Dry, but not excessively. Lots of alcoholburn, finish is terribly sweet. It’s not bad - just the opposite of the idea ’refined’.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lunkie (1418) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2004
Spicy malt fruti flavour with couldy soap suds. Malty long flavour with smooth palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haf (528) - Gijon, SPAIN - APR 28, 2004
Esta cerveza no es lo que era. Sabor especiado y afrutado. Buen sabor. Era mucho mejor de lo que es.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2004
Cookie and bread malt (M); earthy hops (L); fresh dough yeast (L). Medium golden body with a great, creamy, white head. Yeasty! Moderately sweet flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: I quite frankly suprised by the low average here on RB. [thanks Harlequinn!]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2004
This was wonderful, and I have been waiting for so long to try this one and it does not disappoint. Pours a grainey golden color, with aromas of honey, that match the appearace and follow through into the flavor. Effervescent mouthfeel, that toys with your tastebuds. Lots of sweet honey flavors, light fruits, apricots, peaches and pears, with light candi sugars and bubblegum. Overall this was very easy to drink and highly enjoyable. I wish I had another bottle. Thanks to CHOOS!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
Well as a Belgian Strong ale it falls short, but overall it's not too bad. hazy gold with a pretty creamy, bubbly head. Sweet citrus with some spice hiding behind. Pretty smooth although the alcohol makes itself known - fairly well-balanced though. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2004
Very small head, golden amber colour. Very low carbonation, flat, smooth. Sweet, oranges and banana, citrus, grass, little cidery. Well balanced. More of an english barley wine than the "duvel" I expected.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2004
Cloudy amber colour. Quite hoppy and unusual low sweetness for the style. Fine with me. Hints of honey, no caramel. Alcohol well hidden. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Choos (617) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2004
Aroma is fairly light yeasty, metallic & honey. Cloudy dark orange. Quickly diminishing head with some lacing. Sweet and complex vinous flavours with some metal and the impression of fruit. Noticeable alcohol that is utterly wonderful. My bottle was quite well aged and drank at probably 12C.


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