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

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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Don’t get me wrong. This is one tasty beer. The aroma smells of oranges / sweet mangoes. The appearance is red / amber / orange like my beard. The palate is refined, yet unpretentious. Overall a great tasting beer, though too expensive to obtain on a regular basis.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2011
I really loved this one. The aroma has sort of red wine vibe to it that reminds me of a sangria. The color is of liquid apricot. It does taste a bit like a red wine with the fruit notes combining with these steel and dirt notes. The finish is effervescent. It hides its 7% alcohol very well. It really redefines what beer can be for me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2011
Pours pale red with a 3 finger off-white head. Sweet and bitter. Malts and fruits. Also a nutty aroma and taste, but above all, orange peel and spices. Very interesting beer. Pleasantly surprised by this one!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
The head pours out very high and thin, leaving small head with a little lacing. The smell is mellow and has apple scents. It’s flavor is very refreshing and taste great. Mouthfeel is very nice and brings the whole beer together greatly. I wish I could drink one once a week.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Pours a cream, five+ finger-head that goes slowly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color, not red at all. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Nose has hints of orange. Starts sweet, fruity and balanced, finish is smooth and clean, one of the best red ales I have had. The high ABV is not noticeable. 330ml bottle from six-pack $22.99 Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2008
Color: Golden, toasty brown with a quickly dissipating, off-white foamy head. Nose: Old wheat bread, touch of chocolate, fresh oats and hay, and a soft yeastiness. Palate: Big, sweet, malty palate. Pumpernickel. Nice, light astringency on the finish rounds out the sweet palate of toasted grains.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
11.2 oz bottle form a mix pack of 3 different Bière Du Boucanier beers. Pours an amber color, very similar to their golden ale, though it is labeled a "red" It has a big foamy white that leaves a lot of lacing. It smells really nice. The yeast is almost tutti fruity with a froot loops of fruity pebbles scent to it. One of the fruitiest smelling ales i have come across. It tastes pretty fruity as well. Just straight up fruittiness, it works amazingly well. Melon, lime, strawberry, ect all combine for an amazing flavor. This is my fav beer in this series. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-22-2010 03:36:01

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donteatpoop (127) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Poured a nice clear amber ale; almost red. A small white head was present upon initial pour but it quickly dissipated. Smells of caramel and malts and various fruits that I was unable to pinpoint. I’m sure they’re there though. Excellent tasting beer, very rich. The sweetness of the caramels and mystery fruits balance nicely with the malts. Very smooth in the mouth, almost creamy. Went down great and gave me two of the most marvelous belches I have ever been given by a beer (I almost rated "mouthfeel" higher on account of this, but wasn’t sure if that was an accurate use of the category), and it tasted almost as good upon its return as it did when I took it down the first time. While I greatly enjoyed this ale, and probably would have opened a second one had it been available; it was a bit too rich for me to drink more than one or two in a sitting. All in all a great beer that made me glad to have looked beyond the price in favor of the experience. Serving type: bottle

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Reddish golden with a creamy white head. Tart stone fruit and green apple aroma with a great spicy presence. Tastes of corriander orange cinnamon green apple and floral notes.


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