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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: 60   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
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4674) - 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. Itís sad this brewery is out of business, as this one was quite good. Iíll drink to that!

3.6
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep, cloudy brown with a small, foamy tan head. Aroma of lots of spices (pepper, clove, and lots of others I canít recognize), water chestnut. Flavor is equally spicy upfront with a nice malty backbone. Pleasant and easy to drink. Another nice BSA from La Botteresse. 8/4/7/4/15 (3.8/5)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle. Aroma very spicy, herbal, dry. In the flavor more fruits become apparent (banana, apple), as well as sweet malt, rounding out the very nice spicing. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Brewed in Belgium....... Pours a dark reddish brown color with a nice foamy off white head. Aroma of earth, malts and some spices. The taste is much of the same with addition of some herbal notes. Mouthfeel is medium in body and the 9.5% is well hidden. Overall, not bad and pleasant to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5468) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2009
33 cl bottle, pours dark brown with a big offwhite head, which diminishes fast. Rather sweet malty aroma.Sweet taste with caramel and spices. Low bitterness

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2827) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2009
brown coloured body with a diminsching off white head a herby spicy aroma a herby spicy malty taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2009
Darker brown coloured beer with some average carbonation and a rather small white head. Strong herby aroma, with malty hints. Full palate. Finish is bitter herby, slightly alcoholic touched. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2271) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2009 Clear lightbrown coloured beer with fast diminishing brownish coloured head. Lots of carbonation. Perfumed spicy aroma. Full palate bit sparkling. Finish is spicy and bitter.


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