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


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RATINGS: 2292   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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (901) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (2010) - 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>

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2007
POurs deep golden with nice notes of malt and caramel. The malt deepens on the palate with more spice and a decent sense of hops. It finishes nice and rich.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3677) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before 31/08/08, gift from Philippe Wouters, savoured on October 24 2007; eye: copper with golden reflections, clear, nice effervescence, good creamy white head, nice lacing; nose: grain, caramel, sugar, spices; mouth: carbonation, caramelized malt, spices, light hops, finale in caramelized malt with a hint of hops that is increased due to the carbonation, creamy texture, quite carbonated, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, medium body, slick texture, slight astringency; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, meilleure avant 31/08/08, cadeau de Philippe Wouters, savourée le 24 octobre 2007 ; œil : cuivrée avec des reflets dorés, claire, belle effervescence, bonne mousse blanche crémeuse, belle dentelle; nez : grain, caramel, sucre, épices; bouche : carbonatation, malt caramélisé, épices, léger houblon, finale en malt caramelisé avec une pointe de houblon rehaussée par la carbonatation, texture crémeuse, assez carbonatée, moyennement sucrée, légèrement amère, corps moyen, coulante, très légère astringence; en résumé : bien

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