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

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RATINGS: 2260   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2007
Poured a coppery gold. Initial flavour was bright and clean with caramel, orange peel, licorice/anise, coriander, and a hint of candy sugar. When yeast poured in the profile became more bitter and turbid on the taste buds.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6348) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle. Clear copper, with thin and quickly disappearing off-white head (am not really sure it was off-white, is went away so fast). Malty, heavy, alcoholic aroma with some herbal hops and notes of rye bread and apricot. Medium to light bodied. A bit unbalnced flavour, alcohol is too evident. Still interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 12, 2007
its copper colored and much like a eku without too much thickness. medium head. enjoyable. served in a silly glass where i went.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2007
I had this beer at Tastes Wine Bar & Bistro in the Highlands area of Denver. Fantastic experience. It was at proper temp and served in an actual proper Kwak glass. Aroma was floral and malty. Taste was fantastic. Some great spice, floral and maltiness. It was richer and more caramel than a triple. Mouthfeel was heavier too, medium to heavy body. All in all a delicious beer and I’d be glad to have it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2007
750ml bottle. Poured a beautiful glowing clear copper/orange with a minimal cream colored head. Spicy toffee malt and mild alcohol aromas, almost like bourbon, but not as strong or oaky, with some trailing yeast scents after swirling. Off-sweet caramel and spice flavors---citrus peel, coriander, nutmeg? Very smooth and subtly sweet/mild spice on the finish. Quite enjoyable. I especially like the fact that I found this at the local supermarket.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Sweet and malty, thick, very lightly perfume-like. When I got down to the yeasty goodness, I was really interestingly pleased with the flavor. Good big ass beer to drink while watching Kevin Smith Strikes Back!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2007
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. Pours amber with a thick large-bubbled of white head. Aroma of strong malt graininess. Mild perfume-like hops in the aroma. Strong sweetness to the flavor. Medium to thick mouthfeel. Very good beer.

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 (3267) - 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. :-)


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