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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (22911) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Bottled. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma with notes of spices, fruits and marzipan. Sweet flavour of spices with notes of fruits and alcohol. Interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Draught at the Federal in Durham, NC. Served in a 1/5-yard glass in a wooden holder. Caramel color, slightly turbid. Caramel aroma and flavor with vanilla and alcohol undertones coming out in the flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Served in the kwakj glass. Nice and rich. Sweet and a bit peppery. Malt character dominates. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Pours clear red with a large white head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma of candy sugars, malts, and a little leather. Also slightly floral. Very sweet flavor, with some alcohol and a hint of a metallic unpleasantness in the aftertaste. Surprisingly good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2005
On draft at the Federal in Durham, NC and served in a Kwak glass (with the wooden stand). Amber color with a decent white head. Sugary and malty aroma with a hint of spice. Very sweet malty beer with spices and caramel candy flavors. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2005
(Draught) Medium amber, smallish head. Malt aroma. Malty flavor with yeast and spices.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotty (1081) - SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2005
Lovely amber colour, not much of a head tho’ Big malty nose ...nice! Likewise, the palate bursts with complex malty flavours, sweet, but not cloying, a delicious, full flavoured brew, unfortunately NOT served in the unique glass. Peckhams, Clerk St, Edinburgh...an excellent range.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 75 cl bottle.
Aroma: malt, honey, caramel or toffee.
Apperance: orange yellow soft, yellowish white head.
Flavour: sweet, mild, vanilla, small bitterness, some sourishness.
Palate: ordinary, foamy, fizzy, soft.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 Alcohol and sugary sweetness in the aroma. Light brown with a fairly thin head for the style. Medium malt character that goes sweet in the middle with some metallic tinged alcohol in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2005
Pours like a soft drink in the glass, with bubbles clinging along the inside of the tulip. The head was bubbly and frothy. Aroma is metallic and alcoholic, not very apealing at all. Huge alcohol flavours in the palate, it really dominates the beer. The rest of the flavours are metallic, with some caramel malts in there too. The finish is like that of a strong rum, with little bitterness and more alcohol burn. Fairly poor for a belgian strong in my opinion.


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