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

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RATINGS: 1941   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2004
Pours orangish with a decent white head. Spicy aroma. Tastes very malty, with a finishing burst of sweet-and-sour sauce, tartness, and hints of spice, fruit, and cloves. Not a favorite of mine, but very well made.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2004
750 ml brown bottle. Pours orange, with floaties and a fluffy white head.Aroma is slightly fruity, but malty with hints of vanilla. Palate is smooth and round, thick and syrupy. Flavor is malty with a slight hop finish. I really appreciate the malt flavor on this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jazzy (11) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
Pours light red/brown and hazy. Light tan head that quickly fades. Sweet, malty scent. The flavor is sweet and nutty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2004
UPDATED: APR 2, 2004 Served in the most interesting wooden test-tube glass (apparently authentic to the brand). The color is a ruddy brown, with a decent carbonation. Scent of banana. The taste was really clean with a mild spiciness, making room room for a clean (yet short) "bite-free" finish. A litlle dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2004
reddish copper color, medium tan head that thins quickly. moderate lacing. sweet and hoppy notes, light candi and graham cracker. snappy carbonation, mild sweet malt, gentle hop/alcohol aftertaste. I can see why people love/hate this. Has my love vote.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5493) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Pours with a nectar like - dark orange color with a thin, white head with decent lacing. Specks of sediment float around to top it off. Pleasant, zesty, spicy aroma with elements of molasses, dates and rum-soaked fruitcake. Enticing flavor, little bit of maple syrup, alcohol, dates,and raisins. Very smooth palate - coats the tongue. Very drinkable strong Belgian Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 An old favorite that has fallen some in my esteem. I come back to this beer now and then as a change of pace but something has kept it from being a regular for me. +++ Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy light caramel color with a small foamy light tan head that quickly faded and left no lacing. The aroma was cola, peach, pear and hints of caramel and bread. The flavor was toffee, peach, pear, cola and a hint of sourdough bread. Medium length finish of toffee, fruit and cola. Medium body. Solid but not outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Bottle. Pours beautiful burnt orange color with a creamy off-white head that stays well and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is rich, fruity - dried apricots and plum pudding - with molasses, yeast and spice. Flavor is sweet and syrupy with a spicy, grassy hop finish. Thick body and smooth carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
Orange amber in colour. hoppy aroma. same hoppy flavour,sweet, mildly tannic,and some caramel. not a bad beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2004
A good amber belgian. Sweet in flavor, reminded of plums. A pleasant head on the top, and although the beer was cloudy, it was definitely pleasant.


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