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

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common

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RATINGS: 2299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
Nice beer. Sweet caramel... medium body and nice lacing. dark golden and a bit of an aftertaste. Worthy of a warm summer day. And the glasses kick ass!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
martinjon (31) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2007
caramel, orange, clear, heavy cloying sweetness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
750ml bottle. Treacle coloured body, honey and malt combined with alcohol in the nose. Smooth palate, flavours of demeiera sugar with rum, honey, malt and currents. Long sweet and alcohol finish. Loads better than I expected, the gimmicky glass puts me off ordering in bars.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2007
bottle. pours clear copper w/ off white head. nose is musty, yeasty, and some citrus notes. flavor is yeasty, bready, nuts, and brown sugar. body is full. pretty tasty bsa but ordinary.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 20, 2007
750 mL bottle. Golden amber with a fluffy white head. Earthy barn yard aroma with sweet caramel notes. Sweet rich malty taste, caramel, some fruit notes and hints of grass with a fairly alcoholic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2007
got it at a bar in brugge mostly because of curiosity - the glass is the coolest thing about this. the whole time i thought i was drinking an amber ale and not a belgian strong, it was good though, perhaps a little too sweet, but a nice change of pace from other belgian beers

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8643) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. High creamy good looking lasting off-white head. Beautiful clear red brown body. Sweet barley malt aroma. Simple but good. Roasted malt flavor with caramel and hops. Sweet and dry is the overall impression. Low carbonation. Long and sweet aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2007
Rød, range, brun klar øl. Duft: Let karamel og humle. Smag: varm, humlet, og sødlig, let karamel. Eftersmag humlet og varm Meget god og velsmagende øl.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a brilliant amber with a course off-white head. Fruit and spice notes in the nose with a hint of alcohol. Medium body with sweetness up front followed by a somewhat tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianbuntz (49) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Reddish amber. The malts really come through in the aroma and flagor. Smells like sandalwood and fir. Flavors of lemon, grapefruit, molasses, and pears.


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