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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2311   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2008 The appearance is clear amber with a thin off white head. The nose is floral with grapefruit hops and some lemon. The initial flavor was bitter with a sweet caramel finish along the sides of your mouth. Overall it is great beer with a good look and the right amount of flavor and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Pours a crystal-clear amber with a quickly diminishing white head that fades completely. Fruity and malty. so so. Nothing special really. Mild yeasty notes apparent too.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2007
Bottle. Orange coloured with mostly diminishing white head. Beutifull balanced aroma with fruits and malt. Slightly sweet malt, orange and fruit-acids. Average finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
Bottled. Amber coloured with a rather large off-white head. Malty and sweet with notes of caramel, candied sugar, spices and a wee bit of hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 15, 2007
Nice Belgian brown ale! Dark amber colour. Sweet fruity aroma. Nice sweetish flavour of caramel. A great beer indeed from East Flandern.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2007
bottle. amber with big foamy head.yeasty, rich malt, earthy aroma. nice creamy body. orange malts, baked bread, yeast and spice. bitterness is weak. better as it warms. descent but nothing really seperates this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2007
Clear golden copper body with a decent size off-white head. This one is mostly a lot of malt caramel with candied fruits. Nothing spectacular but well done. The beer is moderately sweet and when my palate got passed the malt caramel and fruity flavours I noticed some woody hops that are there more for an aromatic purpose than to provide bitterness. Pleasant typical belgian body and pleasant typical lively belgian carbonation 8% is apparent. Some bubble gum flavours develops as it warms up. A very well done but somewhat generic as far as Belgian Strong Ales are concerned. The only thing that makes is stand out is a funny sounding name and even funnier looking official glass. It really kwaks me up.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2007
Kraft Caramels that is what this beer reminds me of, but what a great gimmick glass. Page 356 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 296 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Clear amber colour with a few particles floating around under a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, peach & apricot. Sweet flavour, alcohol and dried fruits. Quite full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2007
pours a dark caramel color with a one finger off white head. aroma is malt and hops. light to medium body with ok lacing and good carbonation. flavor is malt, hops, and a musty flavor that is also in the aroma. has some grain in the aroma and flavor as well. has a little sweet flavor and is a little sticky on the lips. has a little bread aroma as it warms, not bad for a Belgian ale! has a dry hop aftertaste, and the hops aroma gets a little stronger as it warms. pretty smooth.


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