Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Purnode-Yvoir, Belgium


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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Dark reddish brown, clear, living beer with a fine and generous white head. Typical, rich, estery smell (fermentation), scent of coriander, balanced. Special malts, full mouthed, balanced, slightly bitter aftertaste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1750) - Tallinn, - JAN 26, 2013
Small bottle. Mahogany brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma has roasted nuts, malt, caramel and yeast. Taste has light roasted malt, prunes, nuts. Has all the distinctive AD parts in it but it’s not too sweet or pruney like the richer Abbey Dubbels are. Alcohol is well covered but the carbonation is quite stingy so it probably numbed my palate beforehand.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nurmis (422) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2016
75cl bottle. Pours brown with big tanned persistent head. Plum and other dark fruits, yeast. Really soft mouthfeel, cannot taste alcohol. More sweet than bitter. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gehbe (262) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - SEP 26, 2016
Pours a clear ruby brown with a huge light tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of candy, caramel, molasses sugar, spice, citrus. Tastes medium sweet with medium/light carbonation sourness and a drop of crispy bitterness on finish. High carbonation, medium body, very thin for the amount of ABV, assertive alcoholic finish, a little sticky. Not bad but rather one-dimensional, and I’m not fond of the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jampura (109) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Makea, kaunis olut. Maltaisuus, hiiva ja melkein toffeemainen karamelli. Hyvä, tumma bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mice (818) - FINLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Kirkas, keskiruskea olut vaahtoaa alussa kohtalaisesti, mutta vaahto katoaa aika nopeasti kokonaan. Maltaisen makea, sokerinen ja pehmeä, hieman luumuinen tuoksu. Maku samoin maltaisen ja pehmeän makea sekä aavistuksen luumuinen. Ihan nautittava olut ja belgialainen ei petä, mutta eihän tässä kieltämättä mitään erityistä ole. Jää kauas parhaista belgiveljistään.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
triskaideka (362) - Killarney, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle from Lidl - pours dark red/brown with tan/beige head. Aroma - toffee, sugar, nutty. Taste - caramel, dark fruit cake, yeasty. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (1002) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016

Medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast and fruit.

Turbid/opaque ree/brown beer with a slight/medium beige head.

Medium sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast and fruit.

This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Nothing really to write about to be fair, just an average dark Belgian Strong Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fules (827) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 27, 2016
Monumentális, hosszan tartó bézs hab, sötétbarna, vörösbe hajló szín. Erősen fűszeres, karamellás, gyümölcsös beütésű illat. Nagyon picit édeskés, karamelles ízvilág, fűszeres, komlós felhangokkal, kis égetett cukros beütéssel. Testes sör.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syfher (328) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass; room-temperature. We’re in front of a dark red-brown beer, with a light fizzy head. The aroma is nut and yeast, The aroma is chocolate and yeast, sweet but deep. Nice one, but usual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
Pours a hazy red-amber colour with a beige fizzy head that disappears rather quickly leaving no lace. Nutty nose with dark fruit aromas and some brown sugars. Raisins, dates flavours with some nuttiness in the middle and pretty solid bitterness in the finish. Lingering roastiness and hints of caramel. A good Belgian strong brown beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1915) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 29, 2016
Marrón rojiza, muy abundante espuma ocre. Aroma a levadura, lacteo. Notas malteadas. Dulce en boca, acaramelada, tostada, dismulando bien el alcohol. Buen cuerpo, gas bien marcado. Final más seco y amargo, apareciendo más el alcohol.

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