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

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
Bouteille 330ml. De couleur ambrée-onagée et voilée. Nez de levures fruitées sucrées (agrumes, léger de poire et de pêche) et épicées (coriandre, léger de poivre) et moyen de malt sucré (notes de caramel doux). Rondeur moyenne en bouche. Goût de levures fruitées aux petites notes sûres (agrumes et zeste, léger de pêche et de pomme) et moyennement épicées (coriandre, léger de poivre) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un grains de malt sucrsé avec des notes de sucre bonbon et quelques traces de caramel doux puis finalement, une légère amertume de houblon herbeux et d’alcool doux aux notes réchauffantes vient se rajouter et termine la gorgée. Post-goût moyen, légèrement amer d’alcool aux faibles notes métalliques avec un léger goût fruité (zeste d’agrumes).

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukin (510) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
bottle. aroma of malts, fruit, pineapple, some spices. Taste is sweet, mostly caramel malts and fruit. OK, too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 Amber-red colour with a thin white head. The aroma is a little bit fruity and softly spicy. Some plum and cherry along with some lightly toasted caramel malt. Moderately sweet with a little bit of light fruit. There’s a little bit of light coriander and some candied citrus as well. Sweet but not cloying. There’s not a ton of character to this beer - but it’s not unpleasant.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Raistlin (167) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
Too sweet of a beer for me. It has more of a dark copper colour rather then red. Seems to be carbonated well, yet the head is rather small and quickly dissipates. Some tastes that i thought would bother me more are some sweetness, caramel, dried apricot, orange peel, since i dislike caramel and orange taste in beers. Taste is surprisingly light and fresh all things considered.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OntBeerDrinker (474) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
1or2finger head doesnt last long enuff. More orange type red with some goldness. Smell is lightly of like a sweet fruity malt. Taste is a bunch of fruit taste,chocolate and or caramel,Belgin yeast,some spiceness 2. Most sips r good but some a little gross. Full bodied. It’s a siper to see how each sip taste with the flavours and because its small bottle and 7% cheers. Can get ya buzzed! Enjoy!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Slightly hazy with rich straw coloring topped off with a light white 1 finger head that falls back to a soapy film. Rich aromas of dried apricots, vanilla, and alcohol. Sweetness dominates that’s mostly contributed to by the 11% ABV, more vanilla and light dried fruit understones. Finishing with a rich mouthfeel that fades into a nice warming from the alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2585) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts and fruit. Taste is caramel malts, fruit and a touch of hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (555) - ROMANIA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Red amber with a nice white head. Sweet aroma with fruity notes. Flavor is very sweet with notes of oranges, maybe other fruits. A good ale

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
exitak (33) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle @ Nice red color, smell after fruits, caramel. Taste is also like a caramel with fruits, heavy body, not so strong like Gold version but still strong alcohol tail. Bad drinkability.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Beautiful cloudy apricot color with a lasting foamy head in the 1/2" size. Damn that’s dumb. Anyway, you get the point. You can visualize it now. The aroma is like old fermented malt left in the mashtun for a few days after brewing is complete. The taste is malty and sweet with a tiny amount of cider-like bitterness on the finish. Good for those of you with a sweet tooth. Bad for the rest. As far as the "red ale" designation goes, well, I’m just not seeing it, unless this is one of those new-fangled hybrid categories like belgian-red. Come on. What ever happened to the fundamentals?


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