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Brewed by Brasserie Artisanale La Botteresse de Sur-les-Bois
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Saint-Georges (Sur-les-Bois), Belgium

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (805) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
From notes: Poured murky, cloudy nut brown, with 1/2 finger tan head. Complex aroma- nutty, with a strong note of dark candied fruit and a mild mustiness from the yeast. Full-bodied, with a touch of syrupiness. Flavor is sour candied fruit/herbal up front that gives way to nutty and bready yeast notes in the finish that linger mildly. The fruity sweetness subsides a bit as it warms.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5160) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Sample at the Twelve Percent Imports tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits on 4/20/12. Pours clear amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of bananas, candy, caramel and booze. Malty flavor with some dark fruit, followed by a bit of tartness and caramel with some banana mixed in.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2213) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
330 ml bottle at Delirium Cafe. Pours a dark brown/black with a light head. Sour to the nose with hints of dark fruit. Slightly sour initially with blackberry presence, followed by a little sweetness and full mouth feel. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 04/20/2012. This brew is a reddish-brown color with a medium off-white head that diminishes slowly to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of caramel malt, dark fruit and a bit of yeast. Full-bodied with a sweet malty character with notes of raisins and yeast. The finish is syrupy sweet with a fruity and malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle from Bier Tempel, Brussels
Hazy brown color; large head with short retention. The aroma is mild, with malt, caramel, yeast, vegetables. The body is thinner than expected; there is caramel flavor, a touch of chocolate, but also some liquorice, vegetables, spices (anise and cinnamon), herbs; ordinary bitterness, and some alcohol warmth in the end. Nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: January 16, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: opaque dark brown, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, fruity esters, a touch of fruity tartness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, fruity sweetness, lots of ripe dark fruits, light balancing fruity tartness, just a hint of bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4279) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Murky brown pour with one finger of creamy beach sand tan head. Really interesting nose with lots of sweet and pie spices and a lot of sweet phenols and fruity esters. Lightly caramelly with some raisin. Flavor is fine, lightly cidery with green apple skins and lots of spice with some pumpkin meat/gourd flavor. Light body and low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_mcvay (2) - Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2011 does not count
Outstanding Belgian small batch - Full flavor brune with just the right amount of sweetness and you would never know you are drinking almost 10 % alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3484) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2011
Creamy coloured head not large mild to medium carbonation dark brown pour murky aromas sugar dark fruit yeast candy flavours candy taste sweet yeast prune grape that is dark sweet brune some alcohol port taste finish sugary sweet dark fruit alcohol grape taste okay bruin

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2011
0.33L bottle brought home from Brussels, labelled as ’’Sur-les-Bois Biére Brune’’. Ouch, a gusher! The remaining liquid pours a nice looking dark ruby, with a low coarse-bubbled beige head. Rich aroma of dark dried fruits. Caramel tones, some alcohol too, and a whiff of almonds/marzipan. Taste on the sweet side. Lots of dark dried fruits and candy-sugary malt sweetness. Also some yeast tones, and a spicy touch. A little more than medium full. Oily to sticky texture. Short, sweet and warming finish. Not outstanding, but a reliable Belgian.


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