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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2006   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Just horrible. Maybe I had a bad bottle but this stuff was horrible. Pours a nice ruby color with white fluffy head. Smell is of dark fruit and malt. Taste is fig, apple, and red grape. Very vinous. The worst part is it had TONS of yeast chunks. No matter how slow you poured you could feel the yeast chunks as if it were pulp in orange juice. Just disgusting.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Delicious, Served in a black 25 oz bottle. This belgian brew pours a dark amber, the head is a thin lace of tan that sticks to the glass. The smell is orange peels, vanilla, and honey. As I let this beer warm up a little from the fridge more flavors and aromas began to come out. The taste of this beer is smoothe and creamy. It tastes of honey, fruit (banana and grapes), it is sweet but not overwhelming. I definatly recommend this beer. It would pair well with a grilled steak to contrast some of the fruity flavors, as well as a bananas foster to help bring out some of the banana and caramel flavors in the beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 21, 2006
Creamy-beige head that dissappears quickly but leaves a good lacing. Sweet aroma with caramel, yeast and bread touches. Dark orange and sparkling color and a medium body. The alcohol presence is very smooth

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabjork (674) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2006
Bottled. Reddish with a white head, lacings. The aroma consists of a sour acrid sensation with hops. The flavour has ahopsy taste with a rank aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Resortboy (1) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2006 does not count
Burnt copper with a creamy, but quickly disappearing head. Aroma of caramel with fruit undertones. Medium body. Overall easy drinking with a smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
Orange-brown with a big creamy head. Fantastic aromas of chocolaate milk and caramelized bananas. Big flavours of caramel, brown sugar, with a rummy quality. Well-rounded, full-bodied palate. Alcohol is present but not harsh. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2006
A very nice and quickly dissappearing ivroy head. Dark Belgian brown body with a flora scent. A butterscotch and coffee scent. Nice smooth ending.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Amber color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts. Sugary flavor with molassas tones.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3828) - - JAN 1, 2006
Hazy brownish copper color. large foamy off white head. lots of yeast floating in bottle. aromas of alcohol, grapes, dark fruit, malt, and yeast. dark fruit, grape, some spices, caramel, and alcohol in flavor. a bit too alcoholic for a complex belgian but still enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11237) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
A nice beer, A very big, steady brownish head. A very powerful taste, slightly alcoholic, but not a problem. A spicy finish with a strong caramel presence


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