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

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RATINGS: 2137   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2006
750 ml bottle. Pours an amber color with a very thick creamy white head. Aroma is fruity with hints of fresh yeast, malt, sweet vinegar and caramel. Taste is a bit on the sweet and sour side, primarily sour fruits with hints of banana,mango,caramel and even nutmeg. Excellent overall and very refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a huge creamy mostly lasting head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruits and spices. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dredd (722) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2006
Seductive aroma on this one and great appearence. pours with a big head and great colour, has big floaties, but you get that in this kind of beer. Flavour is great with some tropical fruits (banana? citrus? hard to tell), caramel, cloves and you would barely notice the 8%. Damn good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Big red color with floating particles and a large creamy head. Aromas are sweet malt - toffee and caramel. Big, rich, and creamy. Good malt flavoring throughout, mostly consisting of sweet toffee and caramel. Satisfying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Prominent citrus and cherry aroma. The appearance was unremarkable overall but the flavor was complex and a nice balance of citrus fruit with the underlying malt. An excellent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1732) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Draft. No standout aroma. Reddish appearance with thin head that stays. Very sweet with hints of bananas and mango on the palate. Very smooth and complexity changes some after warming. Good!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
[Portland International Beer Festival – Tap] A copper colored brew with a light head. This was a great easy to drink strong Belgian brew. I was very surprised and I really liked this beer. I got some great flavors from it and liked the underlying malt flavors. This was a great beer and would serve to my friends for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1128) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Lively strong ale with plenty of particles floating about. I finally got to use my Kwak glass and holder! Nice citrus/dried cherry notes. Banana as well. Just a little different and well worth the effort.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2006
This beer actually poured with chunks. It has the most floating particles I have ever seen. Also you can really feel them in the palate. The aroma has fruit, alcohol, caramel, rum, and vanilla. The flavor completely hides the alcohol with malt and spice. This has to be one of the biggest letdowns. The awful lumpy palate and complex taste make it hard to say whether it’s good or bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2006
Bottle. Cyprus @ All about Beer. Amber colored with firm white head. Malt aromas and nicely sweet taste. Very nice beer.


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