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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 1912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2388) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Pours with a two-finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a ring and some lace. Cloudy, amber color. Medium bodied. Sweet raisin nose. Light carbonation. Starts and finishes with sweet overtones, not syrupy, but clean. Pricey at $4.34 for a 330ml bottle from Oliverís Beverage Albany, NY.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
pours a clear amber color with a small white head. aroma is wood and apple with some sweet tartness. flavor is less complex than the aroma. one dimensional sweetness. decent hop notes. body is smooth and nice. this is not too bad.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2004
12.22.04 750 ml bottle. Copper-golden pour with fluffy white head and sporadic lace. Harsh alcoholic nose; isopropyl; golden raisin; vinous; apricot, dried. With deep raisin flavors, it really is a delicious brew -- tastes like a raisin punch. The alcohol is very strong, especially for an 8% brew - and it imposes itself on the flavor and burns the nose. But, despite the burn; itís not a terribl bad thing, itís still a spicey quaff. Lots of honey notes as it warms.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2004
bottled- poured into frosty glass- no head at all, gross sweet taste, malty and high alcohol taste also. brown in color. smells like it tastes... nasty

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2004
This beer was alright, but too sweet. It was too high in sugar for my taste. The Westy 12 is the same deal, but better. This was pretty good though. It was worth having.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sdechert (13) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Pours a deep amber color with very little head. Slightly hazy with a caramel/date slightly hoppy aroma. Rich, slightly sweet taste with little aftertaste. One of my top five favorite beers.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Bottle. Very pretty red body capped with a one finger foamy head. Sweet, musty, very woody, hay, and apple notes come out. Medium bitter hops on the finish.Very nice mouthfeel. Overall very nice and enjoyable. Very earthy tasting. A beer that is complex in itís simplicity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2004
Dark amber colour with almost no head. aroma has some malt, with hints of caramel, yeast and alcohol. Flavor has a light sweetness with some yeast. Palate is a bit thin.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Hasd this one in a bottle in DeKalb, Illinois. One of the finest beers Iíve had, and it was even in a bottle! Very rich, malty taste, yeasty like bread, VERY drinkable. Iíd have another if they werenít all gone!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2004
Fair amount of chill haze, brown colouration, nice head. Aroma is fruity, Apricot, banana, spicy yeastyness, vinegar, caramel, bready yeast, butter. Rich fruity flavour, banana, very spicy, peppery alcohol, lightly oily texture, anise and buttery.


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