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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2311   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Banjo7 (5) - Ledbury, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2008 does not count
Sell this in bottles in my bar, we’ve also had it on draught - got through 3 30litre kegs inside a week! Quite sweet, toffee & banana flavours, with hints of liquorice. Colour is a deep, rich, amber with a strong sweet aroma. Taste not overpowering, quite easy to drink - once you’ve mastered the glass!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
specksnreds (55) - USA - MAY 12, 2008
Loved it. The malt permeates and blends perfectly with carbonation. Not too spicy and the yeast was subdued. Loved the coppery color. Highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2008
330ml bottle. pours a hazy copper with an orange tinted tan head. smells of citrus and lemongrass with a bit of biscuity malt character. flavor is citrus, toast, yeasty spiciness, and some bitterness from the hops. very interesting flavor profile that fits somewhere between a Belgian Wit and a dubbel. some cinnamon flavor emerges mid-glass. finishes with some residual citrus and some hop bitterness. quite unusual and very interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - MAY 7, 2008
33 cl bottle at Bishops Arms, Karlstad. Cool glassware! It was the first time I drank it in these cool glasses. I remember this beer to be better than this though. The taste it malty with a nice citrus taste, but not that much taste like I thought the first time I was having this beer, but that’s probably due to a lot more experience since then. But, to sum it up, this is an easy drinking beer which deserves a good score!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
Bottle. Amber with some yeast in it. The bottle was about 18 months old. Sweet malt but low on bitterness from the hops. A bit fruity. Extra points for the nice glass! It looks nicer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2008
From bottle at World Beer Fest in Raleigh. Amber/copper pour. Sweet malt, caramel on the nose, grain. No real yeast. Very drinkable; not what I usually expect from a Belgian, but good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkseduction (714) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - APR 29, 2008
Bottle 33cl. Pours a copper-coloured brew with a huge stable creamy head. Very appetising and seductive appearance for sure. Broad malty taste, grainy, full bodied. Nice bouquet in the nose, top fermenting yeast? Overall a very balanced and harmonical composed beer, hides alcohol very well without being too sweet. Decent hops. Great!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2008
Gotta love the serving apparatus. Amber color with lots of effervescence. Moderately intense cereal aroma, some yeast fruitiness. Sweet and lightly sour malty flavor, some caramel notes. Not terribly nuanced, but pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2008
This is a great session Belgian. Big yeasty bubblegum nose, with some fruity, floral characteristics. Flavor is quite malty and smooth, with lots of dried fruits and a bit of caramelly sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoX (7) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2008 does not count
Creamy head, nice amber tint. Did’nt smell much aroma, could be me having a nose cold. Best of all is the glass that accompanies this beer.


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