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


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RATINGS: 422   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fabioanselmo (185) - Vila Velha, - DEC 15, 2012
Aroma de malte e caramelo, sabor levemente adocicado e coloração vermelha super escura. É uma cerveja com perfume, com excelente formação de espumas, longa e duradoura. 8.1% de álcool, com leve amargor, bem balanceada. Seguirei as mesmas palavras do meu pai: "A melhor bock que já tomei. "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (516) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1750) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ardeo (94) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2016
Couleur acajou, mousse abondante. Fruits noirs, chocolat, caramel, cerise. Belle carbonatation ; alcool présent. Sympa et conventionnelle en Belgique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4344) - Holbæk, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beers0mniac (94) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boxereddy (427) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2661) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (1069) - BELARUS - FEB 24, 2016
Dark brown, ruby highlights, opaque. Tall airy head, good retention. Nose of spicy yeast, dried fruit, sugar syrup. Medium body. Oily. Relatively dry taste. Dark fruit. Chocolate. A hint of alcohol. A roast note. Perfectly balanced. Long pleasant finish. Very good.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (4935) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
Brown with lasting creamy head. There’s a subtle red fruit sweetness and a bready yeast taste in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (581) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is dark reddish brown with a nice cream colored foam and nice carbonation. The aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits, licorice and caramel and in the background a spicy bitterness with coriander notes. The taste is full bodied and malty, with some fruit and caramel notes from the aroma and it ends with a light bitter aftertaste.

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