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

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RATINGS: 2224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5198) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Pours a dark amber with light caramel colored head. Dark fruit, bread, brown sugar, caramel, and alcohol. Pretty standard belgian, uninteresting, and the alcohol comes through too much. Its not a bad beer, its just not very good for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Brew pours amber with a decent head that slowly recedes to a fine canopy and a thin ring. Rich aromas of fruitcake. Medium full nectar with good carbonation. A rich and malty personality with just a mild sweetness factor. Quite complex with nuances of cherry, plumb, wood, cakebatter, kiwi, and a hint of spice. The finish is long with a mild sweetness that lingers and only mildy bittered. This brew is generous.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Nice overall, but too sweet and not enough depth for a higher rating. There are too many other Belgian strong ales (Delirium Tremens, for example) that are much better than this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2007
Amber in color, malty, sweet, fruity with lots of taste from butterscotch and caramell. Quite typical for this sort of brew. Full pot in appearance due to the funny Kwak-glass everybody loves.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (864) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Bottle 33cl. Pours a clear red with a thick white head. Taste is sweet, a bit hoppy with a nice finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (1957) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2007
Bottled. Brown color with a beige head. Aroma is pure Sweet Alcohol and frity. Flavor is sweet and strong alcohol. Mouthfeel is sweet alcohol too.<P>Português: Cerveja de cor marrom com espuma bege densa mas some rápido, aroma é álcool doce e frutado, sabor adocicado e presença forte do álcool. Retrogosto doce e de álcool.<P>

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brstp (201) - - OCT 30, 2007
Dark orange color, just barely offwhite head with lots of big bubbles on bottom and egg white tiny bubbles on the top. Aroma of orange, caramel, yeast, dried fruit; similar taste with creamy finish, spice, flowers, a bit of alcohol, lots of dried fruit, quite dry.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimavirsla (5) - sombor, SERBIA - OCT 28, 2007 does not count
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience. Nice cherry wood colour with a tiny white head.Lovely malty, hoppy aroma and a sweet slightly spicy taste & unlike some other belgian beers this one doesnt have a massively bitter aftertaste. Sweet smell and taste, I thought that the alcohol was covered up pretty well. This is a good intro to Belgian brews. Fruity taste: apple, pear, grape.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 Pours a gorgeous amber orange colour with an impressive thick off white head. Aroma was quite sweet and somewhat malty with notes of yeast. Citrus, caramel, spice notes as well. I was happy to try it. Amazing and clever glass.....way to big to conceal on your way out of the bar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Bottled. Poured amber with a dirty white head. Aroma was banana, yeast, and sweet citrus hops. Flavor was somewhat sweet with hops and banana. Very solid body. Similar to Urthel Hop It.


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