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RATINGS: 847   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Poured into a tulip. The beer emitted much aromas of raisins and malts. Initial taste of sweetness and plums. Ended with a creamy palate and bittersweet taste. Very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2010
Brown blackish with red glow. Medium tanned head. Aroma of sweet wine, apple, raisin, yeast and some hops. Flavour is sweet, herbal, liquorice then bitter with liquorice, raisin and fruit. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
barnyard, black, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2621) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle. Moderate cookie note for the malt, light prefume for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast with dark dried fruits and a faint sour smell in the background, Head is small, creamy, very light brown with some lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear dark reddish brown. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy almost syrupy, with a lively carbonation and a chewy finish. A sweet and thick feeling Belgian Strong Ale, definitely a beer to be savored slowly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3502) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Pours dark cola brown with tan head. Aromas of raisins, candy sugar and some alcohol. Dark fruit flavors; raisins, figs and plums. There is also some licorice, molasses, dough and sugar. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2010
Absolutely beautiful beer...deceptively smooth for 12% ABV. Lovely dark amber colour with a delightful aroma of citrus and a bit of sweeter fruit. Light carbonation and a caramel, minimal head. Hints of cherry and a heavy body but not overpowering as long as you respect its complex personality :) Smooth finish. Overall a brilliant quad. Sip responsibly. Repeat.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2010
250 ml bottle. Drink by June 2011. Super smooth, fine, tan head, just a sliver. Very dark brown beer. Fruity, hoppy aroma, with pine and citrus. Slightly reminiscent of an American Barley Wine! But is has a Belgian flair, with caramel and chocolate and raisins too. Chewy and rich. Rich, creamy, strong, huge flavor. Caramel, chocolate, hop, alcohol, raisins. Wow. Fresh fruit in there too, plus hops that are almost American. Great balance and complexity. I love it. Seems to marry the Belgian Strong ale with the Barley Wine, and to do so wonderfully.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1845) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2010 One of the more tasty Belgian Strong ale beers. I really loved the taste when I had the opportunity to drink this one at a friends place.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (20929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Dark maroon color with a thick tan head that settles quickly to leave moderate lacing. Aroma of chocolate and burnt espresso. Flavor starts with cocoa and progresses to black coffee, with some light smoke. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Murky brown with some sediment. No head on this one. Aroma of cherries, dark malts and sugar. Medium bodied. Not as complex as my favorites (St. Bernardus, Rochefort). Overall a decent Belgian Ale just not the caliber of the afore mentioned.


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