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

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 23, 2013
33 cL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours hazy orange with a moderate off-white head that fades and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of caramel, candy sugar, grass, pale fruit and yeast. The flavour is moderately sweet with apple, berries, caramel and a touch of hops. It closes with a soft fruity maltiness. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a nice fruity Belgian red ale. Very drinkable but not terribly interesting. 2013-02-23


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
33cl bottle from LCBO in Greektown, Toronto, ON. 7% alc.vol. Pours a clear reddish, deep amber colour with a small lasting film-like head. Traditional Belgian Ale aroma with a whiff of caramel and banana. Taste matches the aroma with a crisp beginning and a clean hoppy finish. I was expecting worse based on the ratebeer numbers. This strong ale is arguably as good as any other big name golden ale. (Duvel, Delirium, etc.)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammy78 (817) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle in gift pack from the LCBO. Pours true copper colour, fluffy white head that recedes to some clumps and a sheet of foam, loads of lacing. Nose is sweet caramel malt, a touch of spice. Tastes sweet, a little bitterness that lingers for a bit, caramel is very present. Probably my favourite of the three in the gift pack.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strangebrewer (946) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
bottle. Poured clear deep amber with a thin creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with yeast. Medium body, prickly carbonation. Flavour of caramel malt, fruity, sour cherry with a peppery note. Sticky finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (296) - Montesarchio, ITALY - NOV 8, 2014
Buona bevuta, le birre del bucaniere sono sempre divine per me, e hanno rappresentato il primo amore. Bello l’aspetto rosso rubino con una schiuma beige non troppo omogenea e poco fine, sgranata. Aromi di coriandolo e cannella, che si mescolano a pesche, albicocche e ciliege. In bocca tanta frutta speziata, ancora, con molta dolcezza ed un finale lievemente più secco e amaro. Ottima rossa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1383) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Bière couleur acajou clair, avec un cercle de mousse blanche, le liquide étant limpide ; le nez est dans les fruits rouges, avec un peu de prunes et de raisins mûrs pour compléter. La bouche est aussi dans les tons fruités, avec un alcool plus mesuré que prévu, mais des saveurs brutes, sans subtilité. On peut admirer sa puissance, sa richesse, ou au contraire la trouver bruyante, dénuée de délicatesse. C’est une belge forte comme la Belgique en est pleine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1233) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Cloudy burnt copper red colour with a frothy head. banana- bread/yeasty aroma with some caramel malts and esters. Shows a hint of caramelized something. Sticky palate with those esters and caramel coming through with a sort of berry pie finish that I find pleasant. Decent stuff and sort of interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathanvc (66) - Brugge, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2014
Overall malty aroma with caramel, fruits and honey. It appears clear amber orange/red with a tan rocky head. The taste is sweetness with almost no bitter tones. The alcohol comes in after a while too. It has medium to full mouthfeel, which is positive, but it leans towards stickiness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1048) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 6, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL. Look: clear amber brandy-like, off white biggish creamy head with good retention. Aroma: sweet and sour fruit, berries, spicy yeast, malt/grains, sweet/honey, some alcohol as it warms up. Taste: smooth creamy mouth feel, berries, pleasant spicy phenolics. The finish is a bit too sirupy and hollow. Nice beer otherwise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1274) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
Net zoals de dark ale een absolute meevaller. Een bier met heel veel smaak aan. Dit ga ik nog drinken

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
One of the more recent additions to the Boucanier brand, with a very thick, massively rocky, dense and yellowish head, colour a misty but pure amber (so not actually red or copper, contrary to its name - already a little disappointed now). Sweetish aroma with a lot of DMS (red cabbage) apart from orange, caramel, honey, candied cherries, rhum, vanilla and leafy hops. Taste begins sweet with some citrussy freshness, then becoming mellow malty, caramelly and a bit nutty, finish smooth and lightly bitter but more so from insufficiently masked alcohol than hops, also some sticky sweetness.


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