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

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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1692) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fules (489) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syfher (301) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3016) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1771) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ardeo (108) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2016
Couleur acajou, mousse abondante. Fruits noirs, chocolat, caramel, cerise. Belle carbonatation ; alcool présent. Sympa et conventionnelle en Belgique.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4392) - Holbćk, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle at home. Dark brown with a light brown head, some yeast sediments.. Aroma medium malty (8caramel, bread, brown sugar, dark fruits, spices). Flavor medium sweet, fruity, spicy and bitter. Medium body. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beers0mniac (98) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2016
Dark brown color with a big foamy head. Aroma of dried fruits, yeast, spices and alcohol Taste is similar to the smell : malty, yeasty with notes of dried fruits and caramel.Nice bitter aftertaste. Sweet and full-bodied, Very enjoyable belgian ale

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boxereddy (442) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2016
Donkerbruin sprankelend bier met een mooie beige schuimkraag. Aroma van karamel, rode bessen en bramen. Smaak: medium zoet. Mondgevoel is gemiddeld met goede koolzuur en zoetig geroosterde fruitige afdronk.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2736) - ESTONIA - FEB 26, 2016
BB 26.09.15. Aged for a year+. Semi-clear red copper beer. Small pale beige head. Nose is sugary, boozy, caramel and dried fruit, malt bordering on toastiness, but not quite there. Flavor is less sweet, but the caramel is still there, dried fruit, malt, spice. Hop motes and sticky sweetness in the finish. Nice one.


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