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: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (5215) - Göteborg, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2494) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (10783) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10354) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a passing beige head. The aroma suggests something towards wintergreen - that’s the best I can do with it. Med body/mild carb. Flavor is rather chalky chocolate lying under something medicinal. It’s wildly different beer. Great label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6017) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2009
33cl bottle, ABV listed at 10%, best by 3/2011. Large off-white head atop hazy dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, some nut. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, prune/alcohol, some raisin. Soft medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Pours a deep, dark chestnut brown color with dark golden ruby edges when held to a light source and a foamy bubbly off-white head that slowly fizzles away into a thin lasting cap and ring. Spicy, estery aroma with a lot of dark fruit notes countered by slightly toasty malt notes. Hints of raisin, plum, fig and grape as well as some peppery zest. Slight alcohol heat and subtle earthy tones. Softly carbonated and subtly spicy up front with a lot of estery dark fruit notes from the Belgian yeast and sweet caramel malts. Slightly peppery with slight corriander presence alongside a lot of dark fruit notes, especially raisin, plum, fig, grape and dark cherry. This is countered slightly by the dark malts but they also provide a sweetness that hides the high ABV, making this beer very drinkable. A bit too sweet for my liking but pretty solid overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2009
(Bottled) Hazy, very dark reddish brown with a smallish, firm and beige head. Caramely-malty aroma with ripe fruit (prunes mostly), and a touch of sweet licorice. Flavor is slightly homebrewish, but with licorice, caramely malt, peppery spiciness, and dried fruit coming along in a moment. Hides the alcohol reasonably well, yet some burning remains, and leaves your lips sticky. Medium body with slightly foamy, but soft carbonation. A quite pleasant and balanced strong ale. It’s sad this brewery is out of business, as this one was quite good. I’ll drink to that!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours a brune body with a tan head. Spicy cloves, ginger and pepper. Lighter fruity esters candi sugar, nutty caramel and bananas. Good brew.

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