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

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RATINGS: 2088   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2006
pour a cloudy ambe color with a huge light tan head that hangs around till the finish. aromas of spices, citrusy fruit, and sweet malts. flavor is lightly carbonated, a sweet floraly flavor, citrusy fruit, not bad, good brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
schuimkroaat (426) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2006
33 cl bottle, ’bbe’ April 07. Clear dark amber to reddish with a small, creamy beige head. Sweet and estery in the nose with some candy sugar and lots of fruit, notably quince, banana and nuts. A sweetish and fruity taste with again a touch of walnuts about it and slightly peppery hops. Smooth, flowing body with a nice, prickling carbonation. Very refreshing and drinkable for its strength.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Delicious, Served in a black 25 oz bottle. This belgian brew pours a dark amber, the head is a thin lace of tan that sticks to the glass. The smell is orange peels, vanilla, and honey. As I let this beer warm up a little from the fridge more flavors and aromas began to come out. The taste of this beer is smoothe and creamy. It tastes of honey, fruit (banana and grapes), it is sweet but not overwhelming. I definatly recommend this beer. It would pair well with a grilled steak to contrast some of the fruity flavors, as well as a bananas foster to help bring out some of the banana and caramel flavors in the beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11349) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
A nice beer, A very big, steady brownish head. A very powerful taste, slightly alcoholic, but not a problem. A spicy finish with a strong caramel presence

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 21, 2006
Creamy-beige head that dissappears quickly but leaves a good lacing. Sweet aroma with caramel, yeast and bread touches. Dark orange and sparkling color and a medium body. The alcohol presence is very smooth

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Resortboy (1) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2006 does not count
Burnt copper with a creamy, but quickly disappearing head. Aroma of caramel with fruit undertones. Medium body. Overall easy drinking with a smooth finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Just horrible. Maybe I had a bad bottle but this stuff was horrible. Pours a nice ruby color with white fluffy head. Smell is of dark fruit and malt. Taste is fig, apple, and red grape. Very vinous. The worst part is it had TONS of yeast chunks. No matter how slow you poured you could feel the yeast chunks as if it were pulp in orange juice. Just disgusting.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabjork (674) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2006
Bottled. Reddish with a white head, lacings. The aroma consists of a sour acrid sensation with hops. The flavour has ahopsy taste with a rank aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2006
A very nice and quickly dissappearing ivroy head. Dark Belgian brown body with a flora scent. A butterscotch and coffee scent. Nice smooth ending.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Amber color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts. Sugary flavor with molassas tones.


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