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


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RATINGS: 2325   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3559) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Pours caramel brown with light tan head. Nice bread dough aroma. Sweet malty flavor with Belgian yeast. Thick, almost syrupy mouthfeel with minimal carbonation. A good BSA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Courtesy of Tmoney99. Pours ruby with strong head. Medium texture, not too thick, not watery. Finishes sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured clear reddish amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex sour citrus yeasty aroma. Medium body. Flavor was full with sweet yeasty tone and spices with a moderate sweet finish and small alcohol bite. Good brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (3047) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 21, 2008
0.33L bottle. Amber red colour, a little hazy, almost no head. Rich aroma of malt and fruit, presence of banana and some earthy notes in the back. Flavour of malt and citrus, quite dry at the beggining but becoming sweetish, leading to a sweet aftertaste. Carbonation is strong but pleasant enough and the beer is extremely drinkable.

   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!

   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.

   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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

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