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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Share this beer with friends!
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast, candi sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1387) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (7135) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3704) - 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?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2414) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AndySnow (4626) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: Het Zand, Antwerpen.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a large brown head.
Aroma: Caramel, fruit.
Body: Watery thin body, high carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet sugar, caramel, boozy alcohol.
Comment: Too watery and boozy to be enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OllieBBommel (1211) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle 33cl, from backlog. Head: off-white foam. Colour: clear dark chocolate. Aroma: chocolate, roated malt.. Taste: bitter & sweet, coffee. Palate: medium body, medium CO2. Overall: nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
Very dark ruby / brown color. Small beige head, quickly gone. Smells roasty. Great taste, not as sweet as I expected it to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5150) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle: Medium to smaller sized creamy beige head/lacing on top of a deep dark cloudy ruby brown to black colred beer. Aromas of malt, toast, light sour, barleys, bread. Flavours of toast, caramel, toffee, bitters, leaves, yeast, autumnal herbs, bread, dark fruits, raisin, prunes, toast. Aftertaste is toast, leaves, autumnal herbs, dark fruits, some malts and light floral/grassy. Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture. Balanced, decent beer, nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (848) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2013
Brune de 6,5 abv, comme sa consoeur la blonde. Toujours plusieurs malts, mais ceux-ci caramélisé et un rien torréfié, et du sucre de refermentation. Couleur noir complet. Opacité totale. Mousse entre beige et café crème qui tient à 1 cm, plus ou moins soyeuse. Arômes de pain d’épices, noix jeune, massepain, pointe de sureau et de réglisse. 1ère bouche souple à la belle prise entière, plutôt sur le malt torréfié, avec une pointe d’épice. Arrière-bouche un rien vague, avec une pointe de porto. 2ème bouche soyeuse, avec du café, de la prune, un peu d’artichaut et des fanes de pomme de terre. 3ème bouche de belle facture, entière avec des accents torréfiés et fumés. Arrière-bouche quasi fraîche, même à température ambiante (29,4 °c). Belle longueur constante, avec beaucoup de réglisse et un peu d’amandes grillées. Levure souple, un rien sucrée, pas mal mais pourrait mieux. Alcool bien mais un peu juste, même pour une double. Finale en ligne, sans excès mais sans faute. Conclusion : une bière intéressante, mais pas de côté direct, une bière qui laisse seulement des impressions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (12960) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2013
DØE. Hazy reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 240513

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 24

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50