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

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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2190) - 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 (509) - 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 (3720) - 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?

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yves (2271) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2012
Clear amber coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation. Malty sweet aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (2819) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2012
amber coloured body with a white head a sweet malty fruity aroma a sweet fruity caramel malty little bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bunget (560) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
330ml bottle. It’s more orange than red, copperish. Even if it seems that there’s a fair amount of carbonation, the head is rather small and quickly dissipates. Yeasty Belgium aroma, some sweetness, caramel, dried apricot, orange peel. Taste is surprisingly light and fresh, orange peel, a little malt, caramel, kind of juicy. Not bad, but a little too sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Viceroy (95) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - APR 12, 2012
Bottle 0,33 l - Supermarket Appearance: Amber color thick head. Aroma: Fruit, dry orange peel, champagne , vanilla hints. Intense aroma and taste. Taste: Sweet, almost absent bitterness. Long aftertaste. Palate: Lively, champagne like carbonation, medium body. Delicious beer, not so easy to drink but very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2012
From Backlog

Head: medium, foamy, off white
Colour: copper
Smell: malts, irony, bitter, yeasty
Taste: dry mouthfeel, malty taste, irony undernote, bitter, end

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5558) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Draft to tulip. Looks off for a "red ale"; burnt-orange and fairly translucent. Smells decent, but nothing special. Tastes Belgiumy, but forgettable. Mouthfeels is good. Glad I tried it, but I probably won’t buy it again.


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