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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Brewed for Waterhuis aan de Bierkant, beer pub in Gent.


TheCrowsNest's rating

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
Alcohol is way to prevalent. Sweet malt balanced only by the sweet, burn of booze. Bleh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (1649) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2014
On tap @Waterhuis a/d Bierkant, 08/2014. Luminous dark amber pour with stable clearing station foam. Inexpressive aromas of sugary honey and rich malts, no fumes whatsoever. Taste is made up of variations of regular supermarket and liquid, pancake honey variations with shy fruit syrup notes. Still no trace of alcohol, easy insidious sipping, another Van Steenberge old school Flemish masterpiece in masking 10+ alcohol, with little surplus payoff in taste or complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Belgian-style barley wine made for the Waterhuis aan de Bierkant in Ghent and named after a locally well-known folk song. Off-white, creamy and surprisingly stable head (in relation to its strength); deep copper colour, warm and clear. Sweet caramel malts, nicely adorned with accents of pear brandy, whisky, chocolate, flowers, bread, honey and candi sugar. Sweet honeyish and caramelly malts, vivid fruitiness, smooth, mild floral hoppiness in the finish with warming alcohol without turning astringent. A lot better than what I’m used to from Van Steenberge - but then, barley wines are my weak spot anyway.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1105) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
Een heel lekker bier met een heel bijzondere smaak. Aan te raden om eens te proberen

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigguns22 (661) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2014
This beer is the the sniper. All the abv no high abv flavors. Pour is medium amber with a thick medium off white. Aroma is metallic and just ok. When you drink this beer you will love it. Everything you want butterscotch,caramel,citrus and yeast. A must try beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (3796) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 30, 2014
(draught) pours a clear amber-brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of earth, treebark, some brown sugar, bubble gum, caramel and light alcohol. flavour is heavy cardboard, with some walnuts, roasted wheat and a light-bitter herbal-hoppy finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3037) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
Dark amber colour. Aroma has candy-like sweetness. Flavour is sweet, bready, yeasty. Alcoholic, warming, rich, smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JeyAre (206) - - FEB 28, 2014
Tasted in Bierkant in Gent on draught. Never really liked it, last time I took 2 of them and felt it quite lot on the next day. The colour is nice. Nice foam. Alcohol straight is clearly high, but not too intrusive. The taste is nor the best for me. Too belgian and too sweet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (270) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
Tap @ Waterhuis aan de Bierkant. Big malty aroma and taste, caramel, a little sourness and a firm alcohol punch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2096) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma is full of bananas, sweetness. The taste is very sweet, very caramel, malty, sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Rated on 11-25-2009 at JK O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House (Fort Wayne, IN). This draft beer forms a small beige head with a short retention, transparent body, no visible carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. This beer’s Aroma is malt, yeast, fruity, and some sourness. The Taste is quite sweet, malty, sour, fruity, and citrus. This beer has a short dry finish. The Palate is somewhat bubbly and this beer is medium bodied. In conclusion, this beer certainly takes a different stand for the Aroma and Taste given this beer’s style. It somewhat reminded me of a Cider than a Belgian Strong beer. It just did not give me any good WOW factor(s) to leave me wanting this beer again.


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