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

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RATINGS: 2082   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbonde (98) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
33cl bottle@Belgian hotel bar in Kwak glass@approx 10 degrees C. Pours almost orange with off white head in the peculiar glass, which did actually do a kwak sound at the appropriate moment. Aroma of malt, caramel and dark fruit. Taste is predominantly malty and sweet, with caramel and spice kept in check by fresher, fruitier notes. Aftertaste full, malty and hoppy, signalling that this is not just a gimmick beer but a genuinly good and serious Belgian brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (378) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle in a fish restaurant in Brussels. Amber colour etc. Full bodied taste, less sweetness than expected. It went extremely well with grilled lobster. I’ll recommend this with food.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
clockk (72) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 14, 2015
Sabores a miel y maltas tostadas. Con buena espuma persistente. Buen cuerpo. Color pardo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alexi91 (112) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Tumbler. Supplier: Intermarché (Lézignan). Pours copper brown with small head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is caramel with woody notes.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mt_hall (147) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Bottled. Clear, deep copper-red with a medium-sized, off-white head. Sweet, almost medicinal, some banana. Thick and warm in the mouth. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (331) - - APR 13, 2015
Dark reddish brown colour with tiny off-white head. Aroma of bananas, plums, some spices, caramel, hops ets. The same are flavours with low bitterness, friuty aftertaste. Honestly I expected a little more complex beer, but it is still ok.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xavalias (215) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
0.75L bottle forgotten in the cellar for a few years too many (3.5, according to the label), but still pretty fine and slightly carbonated. Pours unclear orange amber, no head because of the age. The aroma is strongly yeasty and fruity, with some notes of nuts, caramel, plums and dark fruits, spices, alcohol. The taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Very smooth palate, creamy, sticky.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1559) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2015
330 mL bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Brownish-orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of Belgian candi sugar, toffee, and dark fruit. Taste is malt-forward and sweet yet subtle and smooth complementing the fruity notes. This is a great, classic Belgian ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luklaer (129) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
03-06-2015 - I drank it in a normal glass, but that didn’t matter: it still tastes great

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (2108) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 5, 2015
Fine vanilla coloured smooth head, near clear honey amber body, no real lacing. Sweet aroma of wheat malts with spices as coriander and clove, big floral bouquet, honey pollen notes. Tastes wheat malts, coriander, clove, honey, caramel, raisin, syrup, stuff of fruits, notes of butterscotch. Soft in the mouth, smooth carbonation. Fruity finish, belgian blended smooth delicious... [special volumetric twin-flask in special wooden holder, from tap@BishopsArmsUmeå]


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