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

bottled
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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Production system: high fermentation, non-pasteurised, fully natural product, refermentation in the bottle and keg.
Kind of malt is "Scarlet pilsener malt".
Purified water from the brewery's source
Yeast developed and cultured in our laboratory.
Types of Hops: Hallertau, Saaz, Spalt
Not used: spices, aromatic herbs


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (223) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2012
pours cloudy golden not much head and very little lacing.aroma is upfront raw dough with overripe pear and bananas .flavor is very sweet,malt,banana and raisins.medium carbonation,medium bodied with an oily mouthfeel.alchohol is well hidden until the finish.has a nice bitter warming alchohol bite at the end.was expecting something close to a pirat but was nothing like it.very malty sweet like a quad and the yeastiness was always prestent from the aroma to the finish.fine example of a nice belgium ale.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
Una buona strong ale, non commerciale. Non pastorizzata e filtrata soprattutto. Di colore dorato, con buona schiuma e ben luppolata

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (578) - ITALY - NOV 9, 2014
La Bière du Boucanier Golden Ale (BE) - Strong Ale - 11%

Golden color, almost clear. Enormous explosive whit head, as common in the Belgian ales, slightly hoppy smell. Aroma is malty (blonde malts), sweetish with lots of brandy, rum, alcohol, hints of apricot and honey, backed by a decent amount of hops. Man, this is strong, winey, whiskeysh. Taste sweetish with a decent bitter finish. Full bodied, carbonated, burning. Not so tasty as expected, still solid, pretty dry short finish. Warming, good for winter, strong strong ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1326) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
Blonde dorée foncée très pétillante, mousse blanche cotonneuse, nez de céréales blondes et de sucre cuit, avec un peu de pomme. Bouche d’orge et de fruits jaunes, chaleur d’alcool, des abricots et du miel. Une bonne bière, mais qui aurait été encore meilleure avec un alcool moins excessif, et des saveurs un brin mieux définies. Malgré tout, c’est une boisson à déconseiller aux gorges sensibles, et elle possède quelques charmantes qualités.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1160) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Hazed golden colour. Big boozy aroma with esters, vanilla, and rose petals with a touch of honey. Yeasty/estery palate, big boozy finish. Decent winter beer for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (915) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in an ordinary glass. Close to a Duvel. Nevertheless, stronger in alcohol, sweeter and less bitter which makes it less drinkable. A: Golden yellow color with a medium white and big bubbled head. Reasonable retention. A bit cloudy S: Sweet. Malts, fruits and the traditional Belgian yeasts. Alcoholic T: Sweet. Very malty and fruity. Yeasts. Alcohol is quite present. Lack hops and bitterness M: Heavy and molasses body as expected. Medium carbonation D: Good beer. Perhaps a bit too strong. Lack some bitterness [ BA Review @ 10/29/2010 ]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (934) - SPAIN - SEP 26, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, levadura, alcohol, ligeramente afrutado.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TrefwoordPunk (818) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear golden with a big white head and an aroma of toffee, spices, yeast, roasted malts, alcohol and hops. The taste is medium to heavy sweet, with some booze, unpleasant syrup and a tiny bitterness in the short finish. I don’t like this, jut a boozer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2014
Ik vond er weinig smaak aan, een absolute tegenvaller. Dit ga ik dan ook nooit meer drinken

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoshuaStranger (176) - - JUL 29, 2014
Pours cloudy golden with frothy white head. Aroma is bread,slight honey. Taste is bread,yeast,honey,quite noticeable alcohol hit.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
_BaR_ (19) - Padova, ITALY - JUL 6, 2014
Color oro carico con schiuma particolarmente densa e persistente. Scarso aroma del tipico lievito belga. Un po’ pesante in bocca, dolciastra e con intenso effetto warming.


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