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

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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Strong and generous amber-coloured abbey beer.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewGeoff (27) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2005
Reddish-amber in colour with a beige head which although small lasts quite well. Aroma of hops, spice and caramel. Slightly dry but well balanced with a spicy bite at the front of the tongue. Flavour of hops, cinnamon, dry apple cider balanced by enough malty sweetness without being cloying. A nice beer to hold in the mouth and note the changes on the way down. Glad to be back with the style I like after Orval & Rodenbach Grand Cru.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2543) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2010 Shiny red color. Very spicy and fruity flavours of banana and citrus. Rather powerful alcohol taste. Sweet as well. Overall, very flavourfull, thick and creamy. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2005
Shiny amber, dark head. Aroma is malty. nutty and vanilla. Nutty, malty flavor. Mild, and with the alcohol well hidden.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2005
Warn brown color, red shine in it. Bubbely foam. Malts in the nose, also a little sweet and touch of fruit. Malty taste, hint of caramel, light accent of dry fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5586) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2005
Bottled. Redbrown with a quickly diminishing head. Sweet candy-aroma. A bit thin with some late bitterness Spicy.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Pours out a really interesting color of ruby red hued brown with a rather small head. The aroma is fruity with some alcohol. The taste is sweet with some nice fruity notes and a decently masked alcohol content with a somewhat bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2007 (Bottled) Hazy dark amber with a quite large, foamy, tight and slightly tanned, lacy head. Toffee-caramely, slightly sweet and sour aroma. The flavor is grainy-toffee-malty, a bit sweet, alcoholic and vegetably, but remains somewhat pleasant. I had so much nicer memories of this... (Bottled, 8.6% ABV, rated 12/19/2004, was 8-5-7-4-15=3.9) Dark walnut/red color with a largeish, foamy and tight, lacy head. Very nice, deep red color against a candle light. Sweet, toffeeish, popcorn aroma with fruit, some berries and a hint of alcohol. Quite malty and fruity, sweet flavor with caramel-syrup and - in the finish - a hint of alcohol. Quite full-bodied, very smooth and slippery, somewhat sugary and foamy-carbonated palate. A quite enjoyable, sweet and strong ale, but not very complex. The flavor is a bit empty and disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 12, 2004
A fairly strong beer, with loads of flavours, lightly sour taste, but none the less refreshing and warm.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (6418) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2004
This reddish amber beer pours with a nice tan head. The flavor is sweet and sour, with a candy note. There is an initial alcohol taste and a bitter finish. A decent brew for a cold winter night.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2004
Bottled. Amber, brownish colour with foaming head. Sweet and sour flavour. Rustic and sweet, toffee malt tang throughout. Kind of like Silks description of Tea flavour.


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