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Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Belgian Ale
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast, candi sugar.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2005
Bottled. A chestnut brown coloured beer with very little head. The aroms is thin with only a little nuttiness coming through. The taste is also too thin, some wood and nuts but disappointingly dull.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (6892) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Marcello’s Wine Market, Baton Rouge, La. - 11.2 oz bottle. Pours a cola colored dark brown with a mocha colored head - decent - sticky lacing. Slightly winey aroma, a bit of chocolate. Flavor is slightly winey with some sweet date notes and some back end vinegary notes, suffering a bit from age obviously, bottle says best by end of 2003. Mouthfeel is still thick and somewhat creamy though. Will look for a bottle with a better date.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
33 cl Bottle. Yeat in bottom. Dark brown colour with a light brown head. Very fizzy mouthfull. Sweet aroma, very malty taste, not a very complex brune, some watery aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2005
Dark brown, small head. Aroma from ash, licorice and some metal. SMoky ash flavor with hops and a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2005
(Bottled) Very dark nut brown color with a small but lasting head. Bitter-hoppy aroma with hints of coffee, licorice and metal. Malty, licoricey, slightly sweet flavor with some acidity and a lightly roasty and ashy, bitter finish. Medium-bodied, slightly thin, foamy-carbonated palate. A much lighter version of Gouden Carolus series. Surprisingly thin and foamy for a bruin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (16536) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2005
AMber, offwhite head. Hoppy, netallic aroma with chocolate. Dry and with some ashes. Licorice flavor, malty and a bit spicy. Some coffee in the finish along with salt and ashes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 (Bottled 25 cl) Originally Van den Bossche only made one "Pater Lieven" called just that - and this is it. 5,7% ABV. Darkisk with a rather atypical light body with some slightly tart notes. Dry and not very bitter - reminds me more of a dark, Danish lager. But very refreshing indeed. 070594 New 6,5% ABV version at 240498

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2005
a sim rate: Luscious Chocolatey aroma. Full liquorice flavour. Metallic to start, but chocolate and creamy finish which washes away the metallic start. No head. Awesome colour. Finish is the best bit. Oh, and it smells like bin bags.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2005
Crimson-brown color with nice warm glow and with a small ight colored head. Aroma’s of sweet malts, nuts and caramel and some roasted accents too. Flavour is sweet, malty, nutty and has a stange fruity accent of pear-jam. The taste is a bit thin and it ends with a slight bitterness and some hints of roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2005
11.2 oz bottle, best before end 2002 - sampled this past weekend. This is a nice, solid Belgian ale.


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