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RATINGS: 761   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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12% vol.alc. – re-fermented and bottle-conditioned Rich, dark coloured beer, with a wonderful hoppy, floral nose and well-balanced flavours, making it easy to drink


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11807) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle, c&c. BBE 15.10.09 Dark ruby color with a frothy tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, darkish malt and maybe some hop florality. Medium plus body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is prune, date, candi and dark malt. No impact of heat. Seems a bit dusty. Finishes dry and slightly astringent. Very nice sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Great ruby look. Fruity aroma, usual Belgian flavours but not as complex or full-on as the classic 12s.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Dark amber with a nominal head. Aroma is semi sweet with candy sugar malt and dried dark fruit. I love it when a beer tastes pretty close to the aroma. Toss in a tad of leather and tobacco and there ya go. $3.99 for a 330 ml.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Courtesy of keifdog. Pours amber with thin tan head. The aroma is dusty dark fruity esters of prunes, dates and nearing but not getting to a raisin quality. I also get some faint yeasty spice. The taste is very much the same with pleasing dark fruitiness moving into raisins then prunes, dates and figs then becoming brown sugar like with a hint of Belgian candi. The alcohol is there but not distracting at all. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bontus (654) - Flanders, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2008
33cl bottle. Appears dark brown with a small beige brown head. Aroma’s of sugars, and burnt fruits, earthy and roasted. A bit of yeast in the mouthfeel also a bit of alcohol. Bitter on the swallow and balanced well in the aftertaste. Not really complex in aroma’s and 12% is a lot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7028) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2008
courtesy of keifdog. Pours dark amber, beige head. Aroma of nice dark fruits. Taste, yeasty, dark fruits, some nice candi sugar and spices. Overall taste is very close to a nice strong christmas ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2008
33cl bottle very dark brown beer a bit red full taste, very drinkable but heavy beer of 12°

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bchlala (42) - DENMARK - NOV 1, 2008
I tasted this beer before I got my account with ratebeer, so I can’t really remember all the flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Bottle, courtesy of redlight. Pours a dark brown with a huge cream head. Caramel, slightly fruity, bubblegum aroma, faint earthy hops. A little grainier in flavor, slightly sweet, caramel, some yeasty fruitiness, bubblegum and alcohol is evident towards the end. Faintly drying and thin with medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2008
This is a pretty good beer. However, it struck me as sort of like a bock - overly cerealy with a malted milk ball sweetness. It had some nice redeeming qualities, but I couldn’t get past the sweetness. Color was dark but brilliant. Head was medium sized bubbles of consistent size, kind of like that of a macro lager. Aroma was earthy and roasty with some sourness. Flavor was sour (which was good) but offered an overly sweet unpleasantness with too much malt. Mouthfeel was clean and pretty good. I would weakly recommend this beer. I had this bottle at Paters Vaetje in Antwerp.


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