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


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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Not as smooth as its sister Deus, but more flavorful. Unfortunately I prefer the flavor of Deus as Iím not much for the flowery Belgian characteristic. Flavor is slightly sweet, with floral notes and a balance of hops and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2004
How can I not rate this a top for appearance in its own glass? Now, do I smell aniseed? Strange taste, licorice mixed in malt and hops? Edgy, fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Pours nicely in a Kwak "foot of ale" glass. The beer is a dark amber color, with a gorgeous frothy head and a caramel aroma. There is a slightly bitter syrupy flavor that grows fuller and sweeter as the beer warms. After the first couple sips, there is slight alcohol aftertaste. This is a better than average Belgian ale that is fun to drink in its own glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 Original Rating, August 11, 2004: Lovely amber or brown color. No head. Aroma is very malty and sweet. Lots of malt in the taste along with some yeast and bread character. Tasty, but not over over the top. 7/4/7/3/15 Re-rating, August 21, 2009: Copper, amberish color with a medium head. Bready aroma, along with some sweet malt. Sweet, yet spicy malt and yeast body. Lots of white pepper. Really interesting since none of the spice is alluded to in the aroma. Tries to finish dry with an above average carbonation, but is still sweet. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Amber Coloring. Good Head. Some Malt. Sweet. Smooth for Alcohol Rating. Pretty Straightforward Beer, But for What it Is, Not Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Pours amber with a thick head...smells yeasty and malty and a tad sweet...tastes a little sweet, but watery with a dry malty finish...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Pours a translucent amber with a full whipped head. The yeast they used is very low flocculating. Aromas of buiscuit malt and some, but little candi sugar. Flavor is sweet but the palate is thin. No hops whatsoever. Very one-dimensional. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Quite heavily particulated; nice yeasty and fruity aroma, notes of pineapple, pear, very light spice; similar flavor with some added caramelized sugar and earthy yeastiness; finishes with a flowery, citric tartness and mild alcoholic tingle; overall, a nice, lightly spicy, balanced, complex B. strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2004
I had this in the traditional glass, an excellent beer with a velvet like mouthfeel and sweetish malty fruit notes. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emotv (351) - Izmir, TURKEY - JUL 18, 2004
Such a nice beer.I didnít drink it with itís special glass but it really taste sweet.I taste it years ago so some my knowlage fade away.

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