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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: 214   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2007
Bottle. Clear dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, fully diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate yeasty, wood, spicy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (091207)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30734) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
RB BE #600: ZBF2008: From tap. Pours dark brown with a collapsing tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and light spiced. Flavour starts with a mild spice note and gains some light bitterness from the roasted malt. Light acidic note into the finish. Mild bitterness from the roasted malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29135) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2003
A deep red beer with a beutiful beige head. The aroma is sweet and lightly fruity. The flavor is also sweet - actually very sweet which makes it too much halfway thru. The flavor contains notes of fruit and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a huge off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and spices. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, fruits and spices.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown opaque colour with broiwn big head. Aroma is toffee, caramellish malts with slight roasted hints. Some yeast also, which is a bit disturbing. Flavour is yeasty, roasted malts, caramel and candy sugary. The finish has a big sugary peak. Aftertaste is maily toffee and roasted caramel malts. Pleasant brew, though the yeast is a bit interfering in this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19216) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2006
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Dark ruby, creamy head. Fruity aroma of pineapple and mashed apples. Really sweet up front with medium body, a light touch of roasty malt and notes of coffee. High carbonation contributes to a light, airy mouthfeel, soothened by gentle chewu malt character. Spun sugar dominates the finish along with caramel. Lacks a little bit in flavour intensity for such a sweet and big beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
11th November 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Straight brown beer, moderate carbonation. Noticeable roast malts.Alright.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2003
Dark color, thin persistent layer of foam. Quite nice malt aroma; some caramel. Pretty smooth body, nice tecture, enough malty, rather sweet, with a final like light sweet liquorice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14011) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2007
black in colour,roast malt nose, bit fizzy , sweet little dandylion and burdoch, rich and full but bit too sweet


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