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

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RATINGS: 2223   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2007
This beer poured a copper amber color and formed a nice bubbly white head. A good amount of tiny bubble carbonation is present. An aroma of malt and cinnamon. A flavor of malt and caramel, with a decent amount of sweetness to a medium body. Slightly astrigent finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3145) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2007
330ml brown bottle. Amber colour, big tan head. Some floaties. Aroma is malty, caramelly with some yeast. Flavour is similarly caramel, fairly sweet and malty, faint fruitiness and faint alcohol prescense. Yeasty, dry finish. Fine prickly carbonation, body is full.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2007
For my 100th beer rating I had to pick something sentimentel (tear falling), so I chose the very first good beer I ever tried, probably 3 years ago, and it was Kwak given to me by a friend. It was all over after that. It pours a rich amber with a thick lacey tan head. Very nice aromas from this brew, alot of citrus and very sweet malts. Taste is pretty sweet, but nicely balanced with some dark fruit, caramel, a little syrupy, and a slight bitterness towards the end that was kind of nice. No wonder I never went back to shit beer, this was a good one to get me started. :-)

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 From a bottle @ BJís in Arcadia, CA, following an Orval. Served in a small tulip glass. Beautiful fine-bubbled head, excellent lacing ot of the gate. Aroma seems metallic with a fruity undertone. ??? Slightly cloudy apricot color. Sharp start, hint of metal again. Bready. Fruity-bready. A little malty sweetness. Medium bodied. Finishes with a twangy bitterness mixed with residual sweetness. Not so sure about this bottle looking at other deScriptions. Coded best before 16EH. Remind self to rerate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2007
November 2005. I had decided to save this bottle until I got the Kwak glass, but I couldnít wait... 33 cl bottle and the beer is clear and nice amber with a red hue and the head is huge and nice. The aroma has notes of fruit, spice and sweetness. The flavour is sweet, but itís nicely balanced of a nice hoppy bitterness. It has notes of fruit (slightly perfumed), caramel and spice. Itís a surprisingly refreshing beer, that in spite of itís 8 % seems light but yet full-bodied. Itís really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1067) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 Nice floral, fruity, yeast, and mild caramel aroma. Reddish-Amber with nice lasting head. Orange, fruit, yeast, and alcohol flavours. Balanced, relaxes into a smooth - light hops finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4022) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Bottle at BJs Bakersfield; Copper with a small off-white head; Nose of apple, caramel, and spices; flavor of caramel malt, roastiness, and spices. different but good!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
almopina (87) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2007
Deep ruby color with a great foamy head with good lacing and good retention. Very well carbonated. Smells of grass and yeast. On the tongue, alcohol esters warm up the mouth. Incredible taste of cherries, caramel, syrup, and that belgium yeasts. Very nice lasting aftertaste. 8% alcohol very well hidden. A great great sweet beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OllieBBommel (1362) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2007
Brownish head, redcopper color, caramel nose, hops, bitter sweet taste, soft finish, full body. But be aware of the 8%. A long time member of my top-10 of beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a deep copper color with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel in the aroma. Some carmel in the taste as well, but much more complex than that. Some spice in there as well, with sour fruits in the aftertaste. Rich palate makes this one so enjoyable. Alcohol is well hidden beneath everything else that is happening here. I was skeptical about this beer at first, but I am now a fan!


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