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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast, candi sugar.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 8, 2014
Brown bodied, small light tan head. Brown bread, cane sugar, chocolate, dark malts and sweet alcohol. I dig the darker tones, but somehow it doesn’t help get this beer below par. Bit of a simple body, sugary, brown simple malts. Okay mouthfeel, bit too watery and sweet. It is okat overall, not much to it, unless you like brown sugar water. (33cl bottle from Cave Gabrinus SPdC)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeyo1 (210) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle @ home. Brown clear pour with a large beige frothy head. Sweet fruity aroma of raisins, ripe plums, intense toffee and some maltiness, dark bread and yeast. Dry somewhat sour taste initially with a nice fruitiness building up. Toffee, citrus, raisins, plums and bread, some butterscotch and butter. Finishes dry with a mild metallic clove character, nuttiness, light spicy bitterness combined with tart alcohols shining though. Thin to medium body, low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5065) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle sampled at home. Pours clear dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, malts,raisins and dark overripe fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied we soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EddyBeer1 (883) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2013
Brune classique, effervescence moyenne, col brun moyen. Malts très légèrement torréfiés, un rien métallique, un peu fruitée. Une brune plutôt banale...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3129) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle pours dark brown No real smell High carbo Sweetness , earthy , bit sugar , bit perfumed Bit thin , not that diffrent but well made

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3126) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
Very dark brown colour. Aroma is rather sweet with some raisin coming through quite strongly. Initial sweetness then the flavour develops with some dark malt bitterness Finish is sweet again with dried fruits and and a touch of caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1159) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
A lively dark brown coloured beer with a frothy off white head. A light, yeasty, bready aroma, some fruit elements and caramel. Dry and fizzy mouthfeel. A tart, sour yeast taste to start, with hints of citrus fruit. Then a smoother, slightly sweeter, caramel, which inturn bring through a clove-like spice. The spiciness lasts with the sour ness into the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5873) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Sample at DØE 2013. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt, bread, fruit and floral notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2781) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
On tap @ Le Saint-Bock (Montréal). Dark reddish brown with a small off-white/beige head and light lacing. Aroma is mild with toffee, nuts, dark fruits, bread and light spices. Taste is slightly sweet with toffee, nuts, light dark fruits, yeast and malt. Light to medium body. Low carbonation. Light and drinkable with a nice fruity touch, but not really complex. Almost a Dubbel?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
On tap at Saint-Bock. Pours dark brown with low white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of molasses, licorice, dark fruits, bread, spices, sugar. Taste is of dark fruits, sweetness, bread, butter, caramel, plums, malt. Fairly complex. Palate: Light-medium body. A tad sugary? Overall: Pretty nice. Fruity, drinkable. Interesting malt features.


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