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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2049   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2004
bottled- poured into frosty glass- no head at all, gross sweet taste, malty and high alcohol taste also. brown in color. smells like it tastes... nasty

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2004
This beer was alright, but too sweet. It was too high in sugar for my taste. The Westy 12 is the same deal, but better. This was pretty good though. It was worth having.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sdechert (13) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Pours a deep amber color with very little head. Slightly hazy with a caramel/date slightly hoppy aroma. Rich, slightly sweet taste with little aftertaste. One of my top five favorite beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Bottle. Very pretty red body capped with a one finger foamy head. Sweet, musty, very woody, hay, and apple notes come out. Medium bitter hops on the finish.Very nice mouthfeel. Overall very nice and enjoyable. Very earthy tasting. A beer that is complex in itís simplicity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2004
Dark amber colour with almost no head. aroma has some malt, with hints of caramel, yeast and alcohol. Flavor has a light sweetness with some yeast. Palate is a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Hasd this one in a bottle in DeKalb, Illinois. One of the finest beers Iíve had, and it was even in a bottle! Very rich, malty taste, yeasty like bread, VERY drinkable. Iíd have another if they werenít all gone!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2004
Fair amount of chill haze, brown colouration, nice head. Aroma is fruity, Apricot, banana, spicy yeastyness, vinegar, caramel, bready yeast, butter. Rich fruity flavour, banana, very spicy, peppery alcohol, lightly oily texture, anise and buttery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2004
Nice smooth, slightly bitter easy drinking ale! Served in a test tube like glass with a wooden holder! The barman made me take my left shoe off, apparently something to do with tradition!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 Draught - White Horse - Parsons Green London SW6. A browny red coloured beer with sweet candy sugar aroma and taste. This is typically Belgian sweetness combined with good alcohol. A nice beer which isnít all about the glass. We had it from a stemmed half-pint glass.Score 3.7
Subsequent rating also scored 3.7.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3985) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2004
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green, London (during their Old Ale festival), with Joeh, Kook, Duff and Maeib. Red colour. Pinpoint accurate. Clean crisp, packed with wheaty flavour. Strength and concealed sweetness on the finish. Very tasty.

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