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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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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