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Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Ichtegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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This is the brown bodied variant, first released in 2007.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2247) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle from Asahiya. Thick, wine-like aroma, some sour fruit notes, grapes. Deep brown color, with some ruby tints. Smacking sweet initial / mid is sugary, juicy, and tinged with streams of light chocolate / finish is mild and warming. Medium body. Not really an abt/quad. More like a very solid tripel mixed with a Flanders red. Alc. is gentle and well hidden. Like it a lot.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
corkyrory66 (672) - BELGIUM - APR 24, 2013
Bière aussi jolie d’aspect que déconcertante et décevante en arômes et en goût. Précisons tout de suite que cette bière n’est aucunement une abt quadruple comme indiqué sur le site... pour 2 raisons très simples : ce n’est pas une bière d’abbaye, et ce n’est en aucun cas une bière quadruple . Voilà. C’est en fait une triple d’aspect foncé, comme l’indique le brasseur sur l’étiquette : une dobbel-tripel. Couleur noire, brun roux en transparence. Clarté quasi opaque. Bulles très fines partout dans le verre, dont une fontaine au centre. Mousse beige foncé qui reste bien à 3-4 mm, assez crémeuse. Jusqu’ici tout est bien, mais quand on met le nez sur le breuvage, c’est le début de la catastrophe.... Arômes de sureau, citronelle, arbre à papillons avec une pointe d’anis, et de confiserie frelatée.... Texture de la bière bien soyeuse, mais effroyable goût très déséquilibré, sur le sureau avec des piments doux. Je vous laisse deviner !!! Arrière-bouche fade. 2ème bouche où on continue dans la médiocrité, vraiment triste, aucun équilibre. 3ème bouche où le goût reste tel, mais avec une arrière-bouche anisée cette fois. La longueur ne sert à rien. L’alcool n’apporte rien. La levure est amère et dans un style épicé. Finale impossible à déguster, tristesse accomplie. Une bière inqualifiable, sinon désastreuse ….

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1175) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
Tasted at La Trappe in Oakland. Very dark brown with a large creamy head. Tastes a little of cherries, lightly sweet and full bodied. Sweet fruit hop aroma. A touch syrupy, but tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (9001) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle: Almost clear,reddish-amber coloured, stable creamy tanned head with a little lace, dried black berries and a delicate warm touch of alcohol in the sweet caramelly nose; moderate sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a creamy MF; sweet-fruity and slightly alcoholic finish. Pretty pleasant at first sight, but all in all too sweet and monotonous…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2599) - FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Pours dark brown in color with foamy tan head. Dark fruits, plums and raisins, some vinous notes and dry wood in aroma. Raisins in taste, portvine vibes as well, some wooden barrels in taste. Classy. A bit too much carbonated perhaps. Brown sugar, more ripe dark fruits and maltyness in finish. Some beers require some ’airing’ before enjoying them, this beeing one of them. More soft towards the end and thus quite smooth, which is nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
15th November 2011
Opaque dark brown beer, tidy off white head. Softish palate, a little dry. Smooth malt with a little caramel. Tangy fruits and coca cola. Mild cream. Semi dry finish. Fairly well joined up. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Suliman (28) - USA - DEC 29, 2012
3yr old cellared bottle brought back from Belgium. Pours a hazy dark brown with a quickly dissipating head. Slightly sweet aroma of plums. Taste is very smooth, slightly sweet, and some malt. One of my favorite beers and pairs well with lots of different types of food.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1532) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2012
Hazy dark colour, medium carbonation, tan head. Caramel and red fruit, but also a bit watery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29694) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of cherries, malt, caramel, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, bread, berries, and malt, leading to a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10908) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
clear amber, smooth light brown head. aroma is mild, dark fruits, faint licorice, faint malts. flavor is dark fruits, roasted malts, nice faint fruity sourness, quite complex, a little bit light but quite nice.


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