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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2006
On tap and served in the correct beaker. Looked quite red in the dim bar, and eveloped an intense head. Sweet is sweet, flavor was rich and sweet caramel dominating, with just a hint of sour alchol. very rich. a Nice breew, although I abit sweet for me. I might have to get it again just to stare at the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (724) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2006
This is a very sweet tasting beer, you can smell the caramel and also taste it with a hint of vanilla. The first time I had it I was impressed by the so called glass it was served in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5307) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Had this one from a bottle in Aufsturz with the suggested glass - the whole setup looked more like it came from a chemistry experiment than a brewery. Sweet without being cloying. In love with the ruby pour of this one [may have been closer to amber, depending on the lighting]. Great lacing and a massive fruity aroma. Alcohol reasonably masked. Lots of fruitys flavors there - a Doppelbock with the maltiness and heavy chocolate stripped away. Would like to try again without the gimmick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Draft. Poured a reddish color with a large head. A slighty sweet aroma. Had a nice sweet taste to it also. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (15413) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2006
Amber color with reddish shine. Medium head. Aroma is toffee. Taste is on the sweet side with good malty accents. In the afthertaste you can notice herbs, some spices and a faint bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
750ml bottle. Dark amber in colour with a nice white head. Toffee flavours dominate and the sweetness is just a bit too much. Whilst I consider this a very enjoyable beer and do rate it quite well it has probably shifted more units as a consequence of it’s quirky stand and drinking vessel than it would have done if sat on the shelf next to some of it’s more impressive Belgian neighbours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kcmole (28) - USA - FEB 25, 2006
Excellent beer with sweet malty flavors...would complement a dessert nicely. Nice full mouthfeel. Not a beer you’d drink 6 or more of in one sitting, as the 8% ABV will knock you down quickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Was reddish in color with a foamy white head. Bitter sweet malt smell. Tasted like sweet fruit and malt. Very pleasant overall!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
magicbill (19) - Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
I expected more from it’s reputation among travel magazines. A below average Belgian. Minimal head with heavy sediment. Cloudy with quite a bit of sediment. I poured from this 750ml bottle into a trappist glass. The bottle was in the refrigrerator for more than a week and I poured it carefully Very sweet caramel flavor with some citrus background.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrat (1314) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
Big Bottle.Light reddish brown with no head,aroma is malty and sweet,taste is malty,rich and sweet with some alcohol.

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