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


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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Brewed for Waterhuis aan de Bierkant, beer pub in Gent.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Another brewed just for these guys. I sit at night on Gent’s lit canal. Smells sweet. Brown sugar and molasses. A thick sugar, plums, raisins, slight alcoholic smell, huge head in beginning disappears but a small head still remains some 20 mins later. Appearance is nice dark medium amber brown color. Clear and the color of cherry wood. Flavor is slightly booze at the back of the throat. Raisin taste. quite dry with molasses taste and some citrus notes left on back at the end. As it warms biscuit comes out in aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3782) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
On tap at Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant, Gent, march 13th 2015. Brown body with a solid white head. Aroma of burned caramel, canned pears, clove and banana. Taste is fruity, sweet, mild alcohol notes, with a spicy yeast and caramel aftertaste. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5416) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2016
On tap at Brasserie Beck, DC. Nice orange body with huge head. Nose is malty and alcy, Strong stuff. Taste is malty, caramel, yeasty. Very smooth and well balanced. Warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1236) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 24, 2015
Deep amber to ruby colored, unclear, medium off white head, good lasting. Aroma is of caramel malt, brewing sugar, decent amount of fruit, some spices and a touch of alcohol. Taste is medium+ sweet brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits, spicy yeasty, low+ bitterness, bittersweet finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy. Alcohol well hidden and not that sugary sweet as expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1733) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Tap at Waterhuis aan de Bierkant, Gent. Hazy orange shade. Big white head. Lots of orange peel fruitiness and spicy yeast-driven flavour. Definitely a big beer but goes down easy. Impressive drinkability and thankfully not too sweet. This one seems to polarise opinion but I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2621) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy dark orange amber pour with a large lasting creamy head. Modestly full distinctive Belium caramel bread flavors up front that finish ridiculously smooth. The 11% ABV is extremely well hidden. Feels like a ghost at the end - until minutes later when the alcohol gently numbs the tongue. Simple notes extraordinarily executed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wixie (314) - BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2015
Clear amber liquid, large head. Weak, sweet aroma. Heavy body, little carbonation. Taste is sweet and heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3199) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
On tap in Gent. Sweet grapes candy tatste. Rich and flavourful . Orange body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2628) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
A nice light Amber colour. Aromas of sweet corn, butter, citrus. Bitter citrus and sweet Belgian malt flavours. pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiedrzensky (730) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2015
On tap at "na 7.schode", Zilina. Pours is amber clear with small persistent cream white head. Aroma of caramel, toasty and fruity, some spices and banana. Taste is sweet, hints of bittery, fruity. Full body, oily texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCametron (2332) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 14, 2015
Tasted alongside the other housebeers at Waterhuis in Ghent. This one fell short for me. Pours murky Amber with a cream head. Quite a lot of sweetness and booze. Didn’t work for me. Usually I like my Belgian beers to pack a punch but this didn’t really come together. IT did have some fairly dramatic competition though.

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