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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 1908   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2003
Orangy nose with yeast and a malt back bone. Great to look at in the test tube like glass in its wooden stand. Deep amber hue with massive head. Rich orange taste tones with hints of pear. Fantastic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2727) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Served in the ODs glass in the history of glasses--sort of a short yard glass with a rounded bottom so that it requires a wooden stand to stand up. Brownish red with a huge head and great lace. Nose is sweet and fruity--mostly melon with a floral note. Very thick on the tong with almost no carbonation. Softly sweet with an earthy bitter notes in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2003
This is an intersting ale. It is more of a malt dominant Belgian than any other I have tasted. There are some yeast/spice flavors, but it is the malt that is the star here. Bottle opens with mild pop. Pours up big bubbly head which fairly quickly dissipates. Color is amber brown. There is some lacing. Aroma is malty with some light yeast. Flavor is earthy/leathery malt. Lit of bit of yeast with some very light spice. This is good beer though not as complex as the best Belgians.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2003
Very little head when pourred into glass, almost no bubble coming from the bottom. the alcohol is way too evident and takes too much place leaving little for the spice taste to come throught. A little bit disapointed, I was hoping more from a belgian ale...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5276) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 18, 2003
Brilliant orange gold color. Smallish head. Aroma is yeasty and spicy. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. Malty and spicy. Bright and yeasty. Spices (anise, coriander and clove) and fruit (peaches, apricot and bananas). Well balanced. Smooth tasting. It’s a touch sweet, but there are some earthy and musty aspects to this beer as well. The 8% alcohol is somewhat evident in the slight oiliness to the flavor and a touch of bite in the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2003
Sweet, roasted notes are the dominant flavors of this thin-bodied beer. Enjoyable, but the alcohol is very noticeable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Very tasty. Nice sweet and burnt notes in there. Goes surprisingly well with food.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Golden amber color, quickly dissipating head. My bottle had a distinct perfume nose. Nobody else seemed to get this. I'm wondering if it went bad. All perfume in the nose. Not very inviting. Slightly sweet taste with hints of molasses. I'll force myself to try a different bottle and rerate in the near future.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Hazy, orangeish amber color. Malty/yeasty aroma. Its cloudy, and doesn't pour with a typical belgian head. It is balanced overall with sour notes of fruit, only a little on the hoppy side. An unusual beer in it's class. A beer I easily return to.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5165) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Pretty translucent amber with lots of carbonation in the glass. Of course it was served in their "yard" glass with stand. Didn't hear the "plop" when I got to the bottom of the bulb of the glass, but oh well. Malted, caramel and alcohol notes in the nose and mouth when drinking it. Some spice also forces its way onto the tongue. Nice strong beer. Finishes with a alcoholic sweetness.


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