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

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RATINGS: 1919   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10140) - Sřborg, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2003
Bottled: Amber coloured. Not much head. Yeast, malt, spices and alcahol in the nose. Sweet, malty and spicy flavour. Has a sweetish aftertaste. Served in the prober glassware, this is a funny beer. Like it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5561) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2003
Bottled. Golden amber. Rather thin aroma, maybe some yeast. Sweet, yeasty flavor; almost like a weissbier.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2003
Orange colour with a good creamy white head. Apricot, coriander, banana and yeast in aroma. Spicy, sugary flavour. Hints of lemon and alcohol. Quite dry and spicy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Choos (592) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2003
Aroma is a very gentle malt and alcohol. Appearance is just plain ugly, thought I had a dodge bottle until I read some of the other ratings, looks like stong tea dark orangy/brown with big semi transparent flecks. Don't know if I will finish this it looks just so awful. Flavour is malty/caramel sweet with a hint of citrus giving way to metal.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
The Etruscan (506) - Tuscany, ITALY - DEC 6, 2003
Beige weak head. Deep amber color. Aroma is malty with a pronounced alcoholic tone. Flavor is malty too, but here alcool content is very well hidden, ending in a caramelly finish. Medium bodied

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2363) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Thin head with very good carbonation. Aroma of spices mingled with peaches and apricots. Color is a cloudy orange. Flavor is nice with caramel, fruit, spices and is very tingley in the mouth. Finish is smooth and bubbly with a slight spicy lingering aftertaste. A decent belgian but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Usually served in a "foot" glass, with wooden holder. Sweet, dark malt taste. Very yeasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Pours a bright amber/orange color with adequate offwhite head. Malty aroma with hints of fruit. Pleasant aftertaste if a bit metallic. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Rose caramel colored with adaquete thin head. Plum raisen and chocolate aroma. A great subtle flavor. Mixes malt, fruit very well. Nice earthy aftertaste. Perfect carbonation. Better as it warms.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2003
In mine I noticed hints of oats and some what of a bread like taste? The body was almost a light chocolate color, and I agree it was slighty sweet with a citrusy/dry finish. Very smooth and quite drinkable, this was a very good ale.


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