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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2092   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2006
On tap at My Place, Newtown, CT. Have to disagree with Oakes on this one. Found it enjoyable, no matallic or sweat. A bit of spice, nothing too distinguishable though. But can anybody explain the origins of the funky glass?

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Tap, served in an official Kwak mini-yard. Tall and golden appearance, opaque = great. Extremely smooth, sensual feel, aroma of bright fruits, banana; flavor of caramel slight bite to the end. A wonderful ale, will try to get this one again soon!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear red/gold, thick white head. Malt aroma. Taste is rum, caramel, with a hops bite. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2920) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Poured a light brown color with a nice fluffy head that provided adequate lacing. The aroma was caramel malty and even had some grassiness and honey in it. The flavor had all of the above with a little bit of a sweet finish and some yeast in the flavor profile. Came across too sweet and a little thick and syrupy for the amount of flavor, but not bad. Alcohol was nearly abasent.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
toulstrup (15) - Maalov, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
My absoute favorite beer.! Beautiful amber colour, fruity in the scent, sweet taste, chocolate and thick. I drank it from the original glass, which have an interesting story behind it: The glass is shaped the way it is because the bartenders in old time, could serve it to passengeres and drivers on the horse-carriages whitout them stopping. Then the glass would hang in a special mounted holder and no beer would spill... Great story, great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (6551) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2006
on tap @ gingerman in ATX....in the right glass, can’t complain, boo-yaa...what a nice pure honey taste, real smooth brew....amazing mouthfell, solllllid...nice head, .is there alcohol in this?..real slick and tasty...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2006
Dark coppery color, big light brown head. Spices, medium alcohol, caramel and mild chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is better than aroma: chocolate, licorice, medium alcohol and spices, aftertaste is warm with dryness and some caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (2009) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2006
Bottle: Light red, with a werry big creamy foam. Aroma of hopps, Belgium yeast, and a fruitynes lika Vine(Champagne) Fantastic finish with a sweet maltynes and fruityness like it is in a White Vine, who never ends. A complex beer , with a nice smouth bitterness in the end.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sten (694) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2006
A amber coloured beer with a nice slightly brown head and a beautiful glass. The aroma is sweet, malty and there may be a some banana noticeable. But the aroma is way to sweet. The flavour is also sweet and a bit spicy. The beer is simply to sweet. (Bottle 33cl)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
What a great beer. Thoroughly enjoyed this all the way. Can’t say anything negative about it except I don’t have another to drink. Aroma was malty sweet and a touch of caramel. Flavor also had the same as the nose but a little sweeter, grassy, and yeasty. I do like a sweeter ale, so this was right in the wheel house. I’d definitely get this again!!"


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