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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
From the bottle at the Bilbo Baggins Stilwater/12% Imports dinner on Friday November 12, 2010. Served in a wine glass. First off, I love the artwork and the representative of 12% had a nice story behind it. Pours a nice crimson brown color with a bit of plum coloring in there as well. Half-finger off-white head without any lacing. The nose is cherry with a little bit of light fruit. Some noticeable alcohol in there as well. There is a slight spice with a bit of what I picked out as juniper, though after being told could recognize it as slight pine and spruce. The taste is really interesting with a bit of spicy spruce as well as light black licorice and a bit of caramel. Nice pine notes. The spice pervades the body, which is medium and pretty nice. Quite interesting and fairly tasty, but not something Id want all that much of. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-14-2010

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (906) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Pours chestnut brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty with heavy raisins and raspberries. Flavor is very sweet and a tad sour. Medium body with a great mouthfeel. Rolls around the tongue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2846) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Very nice aroma of dark fruit and molasses. The pour is dark amber with a small tan head. The flavor is plum, prunes, bad grapes and other expired fruit but in a good way. Everything comes together very nicely. A good brew but not outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3930) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2010
New Beer Distributors, NY 11.2oz ($3): Amber brown body with a pretty nice looking head. Delightful fruity aroma, with raspberry, a bunch of malts, and the yeast. Taste really brings out the sour raspberry elements of this beer. Somewhat sweet as well. Nice and tart. Carbonated mouthfeel is amenable to my tastes. Not overly heavy-bodied. Was a very pleasant surprise as a random buy. High alcohol covered well. I think if anything, this beer is under-rated on this site.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (6701) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2010
bottle at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. Dark brown pour with little head. roasted malt aroma, light chocolate with tart/sour presence. taste follows it up with a sharpe tartness, high carbonation. not my thing

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (5810) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle (33 cl) from Etre Gourmet. Beautiful ruby aroma with a creamy tan head. Unfortunately, the (spicy) aroma does not match the appearance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2877) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown color with a two finger tan head. Aroma of caramel, raisins and a touch of fruit. Flavor was slightly sweet and malty with caramel, raisins, figs and some dark fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11362) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle, bought @ EG.
Muddy brown with a slight red hue. Medium, staying, frothy, yellowish head. Heavy aroma, lots of fresh prunes, liquorice root, coriander, a touch of chocolate and vanilla. Very fresh. Highish carbonation, good dry mouthfeel with some underlying creaminess. Flavour is herbal, some liqourice again, prunes, figs. Light warming and softly vinious. Coriander, vanilla again, chocolate. Very different from other brunes, but really good for it.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12044) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a passing beige head. The aroma suggests something towards wintergreen - thats the best I can do with it. Med body/mild carb. Flavor is rather chalky chocolate lying under something medicinal. Its wildly different beer. Great label.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (7230) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle from City Beer. Pours brown with a decent tan head that disappeared in seconds. The aroma is toffee and treacle- very strong. The flavor is slightly sour brown ale withn a citrus finish.


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