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

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RATINGS: 2011   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2005
Amber colour. Creamy off-white head.Some yeast in nose and citrus. Thin and watery. Rather sour in taste. Slightly touch of alcoholtaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1759) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2005
Powerful beer. Strong, thick nose with candied sugar notes. Backed up in the mouth with more thickness, high powered toffee and a touch of spice. A little burn in the finish unbalanced the beer a bit but still a nice drop.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
bottle reads "best before 1/1/2007.so the kwak poured ice tea like in color with loads of bubbles and little "floaties".i got the usual big white belgian head.as is left the glass i recieved some nice lacing.i gathered citurs,and caramel in the aroma.the flavor had a mix up of grapefruit,belgian yeast,candy,and caramel.mouthfeel was a bit acidic and on the medium side.this is one of those beers that needs to sit in te trappist glass for a bit to calm the acid/carbonation down a bit.overall this is a nice belgian brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2005
Not bad. Has a bit of butterscotch and yeast in the nose. Pours out to a cloudy amber-gold color with finely beaded white head. Starts out with some toffee-like malty sweetness and ends with a light alcohol sensation. A few light fruit and spice notes, but nothing strong.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1813) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2011 itís a good Belgian product, but somehow, I just donít care. Iíve rated it better than some things I definitely prefer, but It just tastes rather generic to me. Too well blended. Itís a darker brown than I recall, with a grassy heineken-esque hop scheme.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Pours amber with no real head. Smells strongly of oranges. Very sweet and orangey with some suger.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber colour. Medium head. Malty, sweet, slightly honeyish aroma. Malty, quite sweet, slightly alcoholic, fruity (banana) taste. Also, some honey in the taste. A really nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2005
red/amber in colour with cloudy yeasty hugh. sweet floral aroma of hops. strong malty tatse with very warm mouthfeel like chillies.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Bottle: Slightly hazed amber hue with a small but lasting head and nice lacing. The aroma has notes of dried apricot and apple, light clove, toasted bread, earthy and musty yeast esters, and a touch of bittering hops. The taste starts with a noticeable sweetness but is not over the top. A mild fruity component and some lingering bitterness upon the finish. A grainy and veggie aftertaste limited my enjoyment of this beer. The feel is quite average as well but the alcohol is mostly hidden. I drank a few of these way back when I lived in Belgium. I didnít care much for it then and well quaffable, I still donít.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2431) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Pours with a two-finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a ring and some lace. Cloudy, amber color. Medium bodied. Sweet raisin nose. Light carbonation. Starts and finishes with sweet overtones, not syrupy, but clean. Pricey at $4.34 for a 330ml bottle from Oliverís Beverage Albany, NY.


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