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


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RATINGS: 2300   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3379) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Bottle into proper glassware @ Brasserie Beck in Washington DC. Pours reddish amber with a 1 finger bright white head. The nose is yeasty with not much there. The taste is nice with caramel, and candied sugar, pretty tasty Belgian strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5448) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Pours deep amber into a tulip. Fluffy off-white head recedes to skim surface. Dark caramel aromas. Upfront sweet caramel and pit fruit with a dry lasting sweet alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - SEP 3, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 In bottiglia da 33cl alla Birreria Belga Manneken Pis di Napoli; colore ambrato scuro, schiuma persistente ma non copiosa. Aroma e sapore fortemente maltati, corpo ricco, frizzantezza media. Un’ottima birra, da riassaggiare.______________ENGLISH TEXT HERE______________33cl bottle at the Manneken Pis pub in Napoli; color is dark amber, persistent but not huge head. Aroma and flavor are sweet malt, body is rich, medium carbonation. A great beer, will taste again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 Date: 04/20/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Appearance: amber, thin white head, gusher,
Aroma: lightly hopped aroma,
Flavor: nice malt flavor, touch of sweetness, light spices, gets a really nice carmel sweetness upon warming, nice light bitter finish,
Overall: a Belgian brewed Engligh style ale
-------- /> Date: 01/19/2008
Mode: draft
Words: thirsty monk

Appearance: hazy amber, fine dirty white head, lots of drippy lace,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, light spicyness, candy sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Poured a cloudy orange/amber with a huge pillowy white head. Nose was fruity and spicey with a heavy alcohol wamness. The taste was smooth and crisp. Started with green apple tartness and tropical mango/rum . Alcohol imidiatly warms the mouth then a slight touch of hops with a faint flavor of prune and carmel in the finish. This is a strong, complex ale with a lot of balls. Even though this ale is very strong it’s taste is inviting and is very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7809) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Very nice Belgian ale. I had in the original glass that fits perfect for any belgian strong ale. Taste of sweets and caramel and some vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - AUG 20, 2007
Appearance: amber copper color, semi-turbid. Great head, beige color, persistent and good adherence at glass. Aroma: sweet malty, candy, soft toasty cereals, yeasty and fruity. Ripe red apple, cherry, berries, banana and peaches reminiscences. Very sweet; liquory. Vanilla, honey and wood touches. Flavor: soft toasty cereals, sweet candy malty, toffee, wood and soft yeasty. Fruitiness like candy apples, cherries and peaches. Low hoppy. Liquory, similar at whisky and old rum. The final bitterness is light, mainly coming from the toasty. Aftertaste like of high-roast sugar. Palate: medium body, semi-oily texture. Medium carbonation. Not too much complex, nice liquory and malty. However, discrete belgian beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2701) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle. Poured into a mini yardie. Pours an orange color with a nice yeasty head. Tastes malty and a bit sweet. Nice and honey like and very full body. Really great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours a very pretty rich amber with some copper highlights. Almost a Flemish Sour nose: slight vinegar and sour cherry notes with some Belgian yeast thrown in for good measure. Fairly dry with flavors of sour (and dry) yeast, some very lightly roasted malt. Not overly complex, but highly drinkable. Medium to full body with lively carbonation. Finishes yeasty and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Tasted 7/30/07. 330ml bottle. Relatively clear and ruby hued. Finger width of noisy head dissipating into an off-white webbed head. Cola and cocoa nose. Touch citrus sugary aromas. Medium to full bodied with smooth malts finishing with lively bitter dry palate. Good effervescence but slightly dulled. Tingling on the tongue. Flavors of prunes and caramel. Bitter yeasty citrus note. Good palate with a nice complexity. Slightly more mild than some of the other Belgians, but well done!

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