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

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RATINGS: 2134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2378) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2007
yep fruity and malty alright. nice bready body like banana creampie. apricot or guava maybe both. the candy rind. you can notice the alcohol burn. though it’s not bad. not my type but real good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
garthicus (2795) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 27, 2007
I enjoyed this some years ago in Belgium and recently stumbled across it in my local off licence, complete with glass and wooden stand. Poured a nice sized head which shrunk quick enough, had a mild aroma with hints of fruit. Drank it rather quickly and enjoyed to the end

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mazfln (116) - Florianópolis, BRAZIL - MAR 22, 2007
Bottled. Poured in the original glass with wood suport. As I poured this beer in the glass, a strong aroma of dark dried fruits and caramel surprised all of us. The color was clear brown/red with a nice head (cortesy of the shape of the glass). It has a nice malt flavour, with dried grapes and plums, caramel, dark sugar and nuts, and in the end, the caracteristic citric flavour that I atribute to the belgian yeast strains. It has a warm alcohol presence, maybe some liqueur like Frangelico. The flavour had a nice persistence and I waited a little before drinking other beer, so I didn’t lose these nice flavours. I really liked it.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2008 The appearance is clear amber with a thin off white head. The nose is floral with grapefruit hops and some lemon. The initial flavor was bitter with a sweet caramel finish along the sides of your mouth. Overall it is great beer with a good look and the right amount of flavor and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Pours a crystal-clear amber with a quickly diminishing white head that fades completely. Fruity and malty. so so. Nothing special really. Mild yeasty notes apparent too.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2007
Bottle. Orange coloured with mostly diminishing white head. Beutifull balanced aroma with fruits and malt. Slightly sweet malt, orange and fruit-acids. Average finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
Bottled. Amber coloured with a rather large off-white head. Malty and sweet with notes of caramel, candied sugar, spices and a wee bit of hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 15, 2007
Nice Belgian brown ale! Dark amber colour. Sweet fruity aroma. Nice sweetish flavour of caramel. A great beer indeed from East Flandern.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
waolsen (1370) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2007
bottle. amber with big foamy head.yeasty, rich malt, earthy aroma. nice creamy body. orange malts, baked bread, yeast and spice. bitterness is weak. better as it warms. descent but nothing really seperates this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2007
Clear golden copper body with a decent size off-white head. This one is mostly a lot of malt caramel with candied fruits. Nothing spectacular but well done. The beer is moderately sweet and when my palate got passed the malt caramel and fruity flavours I noticed some woody hops that are there more for an aromatic purpose than to provide bitterness. Pleasant typical belgian body and pleasant typical lively belgian carbonation 8% is apparent. Some bubble gum flavours develops as it warms up. A very well done but somewhat generic as far as Belgian Strong Ales are concerned. The only thing that makes is stand out is a funny sounding name and even funnier looking official glass. It really kwaks me up.


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