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


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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast, candi sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maupie (926) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2006
This beer has a dark brown body - hue apperance and a coarse licht brown scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Pours a lot like a soda. Bubbley darker red/brown body with a very soda-like tan head. Kind of a weak, malty aroma. The flavor is carmel malts and nuts with a bad molasses-like finish. Not much going on here. Drinkable once you get past the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
This is generally my safest bet when it comes too new beers as i love the style, but maybe im running out of good one’s. Aroma seems minimal though as it settles around, with great head retention i must say, gives some sweetish nutty fruity notes, as i love but just not enough of them. Taste is also minimal with sameilar flavours to the aroma. This is a weaker belgiun fellow so im not suprised it is a little weaker, but a little too weak maybe.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7049) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (17116) - 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.

   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

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