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


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RATINGS: 2300   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopdup (70) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2008
Dark red with a foamy head. The smell of fruit an malt. Slightly sweet with spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - APR 10, 2008
A reddish beer with a nice caramel nose. The flavour is initially caramel and complex malt, but a slight sour twang enters and it finishes slightly dry and fresh. The palate is the most fantastic thing about this beer. Light and fresh while to counter the caramel. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2008
Bottle (in NZ Belgian beer cafe), pours a cloudy orange/copper with a filmy head. A caramalised fruit aroma with whiffs of bubblegum ice cream. A strong tart fruit flavour, with ground spice, zest and some pepper. I find the palate a little earthy. Just of average quality for a Belgian ale, but does get a couple of bonus points for the vessel (cheesy, but quirky).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFanDan17 (1079) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 8, 2008
(cleaning out my beer bottle collection as pictured in my profile and utilizing ratebeer.com) As I recall, this is a nice strong ale. Malty and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 5, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy deep amber with a rather big beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, fruits, toasted notes, light spiciness and hints of hops. Sweet malty flavor with some caramel, fruits, some spicy yeast and some metal towards the finish. Medium-bodied with a pretty strong carbonation. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4833) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2008
Amber colored with a low head. Hazy with slight alcohol. Apricot in the smell and taste. Medium body. Peaches and other fruits in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2945) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Draft at Toone in Brussels. Dark and ambery with a moderate head. Hops taste and some sweetness and malts. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pour golden red with a large white head that dwindles to a nice small head. Strong aroma of hops. Palate could be better and the taste is good but very alcoholy... NICE BUZZ. Would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2008
bottle cellared for about a year or so.....pours a semi-opaque reddish brown with a thin soapy white head....aroma of sweet malt very bready and biscuits..... flavors of malt and a sweet caramel and toffee character that is quite nice and not to mention some peppery spice. carbonation is definetely apparent and the residual sweetness lingers on for awhile. mouthfeel was somewhat thin i thought and could have used a little more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Draft – Victoria Gastro Pub – Hazed gold, creamy white head. Softly spiced vanilla honey aromas warm to toffee and waxy citrus tones. Sweet cotton candy and spiced caramel flavors balance on hints of yeasty apple and citrus. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet finish. It made for a good late night sipper…

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