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


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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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energetic and full-bodied taste with sweetish pronounced tone, brown copper color and with a creamy foam of beige tonality, bouquet harmonious and elegant. Category "Belgian Strong Dark Ale", style "brown ale", this beer is produced with the method of the triple fermentation, means that it has three doses of malt more than the quantity used for other beers, added in three different phases of workmanship, like the last phase where the malt is directly put in the bottle or the keg.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 25, 2013
33 cL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours clear mahogany with a moderate tan head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of toasted malts, caramel, apple, raisin, flowers and a touch of spice. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with notes of brown sugar, fruit, Belgian yeast and a touch of spice. The finish is moderate in length, malty and mildly spicy. On the palate, it is medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent strong dark Belgian ale, but not terribly interesting. 2013-02-25

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (217) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
33cl bottle part of 6 pack from LCBO, Greektown in Toronto, ON. 9% alc./vol. Pours an opaque ruby brown colour woyh one finger of lasting off white head. Mild traditional Belgian Ale aroma with some fruitiness. Complex taste which follow the aroma with notes of cherries. Excellent concealment of the high alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sever2morrow (2) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
A nice cloudy amber colour. Fairly sweet and spicy but with a lingering malty, bitter aftertaste. Got this in a sampler pack and expected it would be my favourite of the bunch, but I was a bit disappointed. Not as flavourful as the red and blonde.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammy78 (818) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle in a gift box from the LCBO. Pours a hazy brown, creamy head, lots of lacing. Nose is spicy with sweet malt. Tastes sweet, malty, a touch bitter, caramel is the dominant flavour. I liked this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strangebrewer (946) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
bottle. Poured muddy red-brown with a frothy mocha head. Sweet aroma of dark fruits, yeasty. Medium body, effervescent carbonated mouthfeel. Sweet boozy flavour, caramel malt, peppery with sightly sour notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
Newish dark version of Boucanier, a hazy dark bronze ale with very estery nose, chocolatey, caramelly, some DMS (cooked cabbage), bread, peach, orange, dates, raisins, pear; malt sweet taste, strong estery yeastiness, sourish note, slick and full body, candi sweet finish with brandyish alcohol and floral hoppiness. Not very refined for a ’massieve ale’, I prefer their Gulden Draak way above this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (405) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 12, 2014
bottle at Känguruh Pub in Vienna. brown, redish clear color. off white head. smells of dried fruits, honey, cherry & plums. full bodied, light fizziness, tastes of sour cherry, well balanced sweet & bitterness, alcohol apparent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1383) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
Un peu trouble, cette brune épaisse aux accents olfactifs rappelant une dubbel d’abbaye émet des notes de prunes, de raisins rouges et de cassonade. La bouche est très fruitée, surtout du raisin ; des saveurs très franches, mais également accessibles, dans un accord bien fait où l’alcool se fait discret. Une bien bonne bière, plus simple que plusieurs de son style, mais riche et enivrante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1236) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
Part of a 6 pack at the LCBO. Pours a murky brown colour with a really effervescent white head. Esters and toffee like aroma with a hint of dark berries and bready. Sweet palate, has a boozy alcohol burn and tons of stewed fruit. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fashawn (306) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 21, 2014
Schiuma marroncina densa ed intensa corposa e grossa ma non troppo persistente, non compatta ed aderente, che scompare gradualmente lasciando in vista il bel colore marrone scuro, quasi coca cola, della birra. Si sente l’orzo torrefatto, accompagnato da un pizzico di caffè che non è propriamente presente ma percettibile grazie anche all’impatto visivo. Un pizzico di caramello, per un aroma molto persistente. Alla bocca invece rende sapori di frutta secca ed appaga il palato con la sua corposità, accompagnato dal caramello.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1274) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
Een heel lekker biertje dat vol van smaak is maar toch vlot weg drinkt. Dit was een meevaller!

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