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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 873   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong and generous amber-coloured abbey beer.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yves (2821) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2008
Clear dark amberish coloured beer sith small off-white head. Nice central carbonation. Fruity, malty (little yeast) aroma. Full little creamy palate. Malty ending finishing off bitter, nicely balanced though.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wim (3636) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2008
dark red amber coloured with a sparkling body and a white head a malty fruity aroma a little fruity bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2995) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2008
Flaske. Flot mørk ravfarvet øl. Intet bundfald men en kraftig duft af malt. Smagen er frugtig maltet på en særdeles fyldig måde. Virkelig flot øl, med et strejf af kanel til sidst i smagen.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (6387) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2008
(0.33 l bottle) Deep amber colour and clear. Malts in nose. Watery palate. Some malts in taste. Hints of raisin. Little bitterness in aftertaste. Somewhat boring.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
330 ml. bottle. Pours a clear dark copper amber color with a significant beige head. Aroma of rather dark malt with a suggestion of cherry(?) dark fruit. Medium body with fizzy, creamy carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable. The flavor is dark caramel with something like a cherry hop bitter (light cherry). Finishes rather dry, and the bitter builds up. Cherry pits? Some sort of darkish stone fruit. It is very, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Labarde (22) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2008
Fruity nose with big spice and orange scents. Pours a lovely amber colour with good lacing and a big head that lasts well. Flavour is fruity and spicy with definite citrus. Mouthfeel smooth and fizzy. Finishes with a slightly unpleasant creeping bitterness and subtle alcohol notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 23, 2008
33cl bottle labeled 8.2%. Pours a deep amber color with a slightly white head. Medium body, big malty flavor, slightly sour character with a late mellow alcohol note. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dredd (790) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2008
Nice ruby colour with white head. The aroma is a sweet raisin with some complex ethers circling around. Flavour is juicy with cherry/berry like flavours bursting out that finish with some dark sugars and mild bitterness. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
espenra (988) - Kurland, NORWAY - APR 19, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 33cl bottle from Barley WIne. It poured an amber color with a big creamy white head that settles slowly in the glass. The aroma smells of fruits and malts. It has a bitter-sweet flavour and tastes of malts, fruits. It has a medium long aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4398) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 16, 2008
Copper red colour, tan head. Aroma has some sweet, red fruits. Flavour has some caramel malts. Alcohol well noticable. Average.


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