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

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RATINGS: 2122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeniorZozo (172) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 1, 2015
Pours amber color with red hint and medium head. Fresh fruit aroma. Strong malty, sweet and spicy taste. No bitterness at all. Strong sweet aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (882) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
330ml bottle. Best before 31.07.16. Pours a slightly hazy caramel/copper with a one finger, khaki head that thins to a thick film. Carbonation streaming from the center of the glass. Aroma has deep notes of candy sugar, bubblegum, spice, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, slight citrus, and a touch of pepper. Taste is balanced but a touch sweet. Dark sugar, caramel, bubblegum, slight pepper and clove, and a warm, slightly alcohol ending. Medium-full body with a medium-high carbonation. A touch of syrup in the mouth but still clean with a bone dry finish. Overall really nice. In the same realm as Maudite. I like :)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gurthnar (2926) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 26, 2015
Tap at RJ. Clear deep amber-brown colour, quickly disappearing head. Aroma trippely, green apples, spicy. Taste very sweet, unbalanced, apples present, lightly spicy, alcohol burn. Not bad, but does not suit me well, poorly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (125) - GREECE - JUN 25, 2015
An amber beer with a great head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and yeast as well as nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of wood, nuts, fruits, and plums, leading to a sweet smooth caramel end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (233) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 24, 2015
Amber to copper/reddish colored with small to medium off white head. Sweet candy sugar, bit fruity bubblegum, spices and Belgian yeast aroma. Taste moderate to strong sweet caramel, brown sugar, candy, fruity, some spices, some yeast, some light bitterness. Medium+ bodied, moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grisza77 (67) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Klarowne, bursztynowe piwo o średnio obfitej pianie zdobiącej szkło, która redukuje się do cienkiego pierścienia przy brzegu szkła. Aromat owocowy typowo belgijski, głównie wyczuwalna gruszka. W smaku także przyjemna typowo belgijska owocowość. Goryczka średnia, owocowo-alkoholowa. Ogólnie bardzo dobre piwo, godny reprezentant stylu.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tayeth (485) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2015
Geruch ist malzig sowie nach Sirup und nach Alkohol. Geschmack relativ alkoholisch und süß, aber kaum was anderes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmoncki (42) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2015
Color rojizo. En boca frutal (frutas del bosque), caramelo, azucar para dejar un toque fuerte final en el que aparece la graduación, aunque de forma controlada con un buen regusto.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (91) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 18, 2015
F: white nice head. C: very nice clear amber to copper. A: nice fruity and yeast aroma, apricots, peach, plums and malty too, and a hints of alcohol. T: lemon, grass, caramel malt, marzipan, spicy, alcohol on the palate, dry earthy tones in the finish, coriander and hops bitterness, nice one Belgian strong ale, I recommend sure to taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
karpik (198) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Fruity aroma - peach, pomegranade, plum. Copper colour with beautiful and very stable tall white head. Taste is medium sweet, nice balance between fruits and spices, low bitterness. Overall good.


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