Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markschiedon (516) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
Drinking from a 33cl bottle. In the aroma cream, caramel. The unclear orange beer has a medium white head. In the taste a bit sweet, oranges Medium carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parmenion777 (84) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2016 A clear amber colour with a frothy white head. Looks impressive in its customised glass. A grainy malt caramel aroma; a liitle fruit and grass. A sweet malt caramel taste; some dried fruit, woody spiciness and a crisp slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kubmal (148) - POLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Amber colour, big head. Aroma: dark, dried fruit, caramel, spices. Taste is sweet, spicy, with low bitterness, grainy aftertaste and some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scrumpy369 (256) - - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear amber colour with a beige head. Nose is clear malty. Taste is medium swetness with low botterness. Some booze. Too low carbonation, ohterwise very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fules (303) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAY 5, 2016
Illata karamellás, kissé gyümölcsös. Színe mint a tölgyfahordóban érlelt whiskié, gyönyörű, átlátszó, vörösesbarna. Nagy habja krémes és sűrű. Az egyik legfinomabb sör. Rendkívül kiegyensúlyozott ízvilág. Erős karamella íz, pici komlós keserűsséggel, mindkettő sokáig megmarad. Enyhe édeskés gyümölcsösség. Kifejezetten testes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PintjeFritz (74) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 30, 2016
No information about the hops and malts in detail but you must drink this beer in a Kwak glass. Nice amber cloudy beer with very good cappuccino head, light sweet, thin texture, medium body, banana, yeast is very dominant, nice finish, compare a little with Leffe (I have a 0.33l bottle with best-before 27/01/2018 29 02:33)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlueGaljoen (80) - FRANCE - APR 30, 2016
Le classique de la bičre ambrée belge. Carbonatation harmonieuse. On est sur la noisette, le grillé. C’est équilibré juste, trčs long en bouche. Une incontournable du genre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChewyBeer (233) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 24, 2016
Appearance : clear amber coppery with medium fluffy head Aroma: sweet, caramel, toffee Mouthfeel: medium Mouthfeel and carbonation Taste: dark fruits, caramel, sweet with rounded off bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11525) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottle at The George, Croydon. Had this plenty of times pre-rating days. It pours clear deep amber - brown with a thick, foamy white head. The aroma is bitter - sweet, banoffie pie, banana split, toffee, toasted brown bread, apple/pear and some alcohol. The taste is crisp, bitter, boosty alcohol, brown bread, apple pie, pear, candied fruits, cereal, fruit cake and varnished wood with a dry, woody finish. Medium + body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Drinks way easier than it should! Still a pretty decent beverage after all these years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antonio369 (106) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
33cl bottle, served in tulip glass. Poured a chestnut brown with an ivory two finger head. Lively carbonation. Aromas of caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, candy. Taste: Cotton Candy, Caramel, cherries, butterscotch, banana, strawberry, prunes, figs, very creamy mouthfeel sizzling with carbonation. Now that it is getting more to room temperature I am also tasting some chocolate and roasted coffee. This is a complex beer. A medium body with a nice fruity bittersweet finish. What a lovely sweet brew this is...

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