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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1858   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2002
Found this beer to be alot like the Leffe Blonde, had a distinct hint of citrus rind in the after taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Sweet, caramel malt flavor, something of a toffee taste, with notes of cookie and apples. A decent bitterness and a peppery spice round out this very drinkable beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
David (34) - Charlottenlund, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2002
A somewhat sweet beer with a fair taste overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Good belgian Ale. Weak head, very simmilar to Duvel in my opinion. Slightly odd aftertsate, but I like it. Can’t place it though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 dark transparent amber with a halo'd off-white head..strong carmel doppelbockish aroma..carmelly..some old berries..very doppelbockish i tell you..and very sweet..is this really an ale??

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2002
Copper brown, foaming light beige thick head, slighlty lace. Yeast in nose at the start of the glass, but at finish also flowery and malty aromas. Sweet, yeasty, spicy aromatic, some alcohol, a bit sour, dry and mild hop aroma. Aftertaste is dry & sweet, a bit yeast-like and quite long.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2002
I feel like I am in an orchard here! Very strong apple flavor. Thick lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. Amber color. I found this to be a very smooth Belgian with a sweet and clean flavor. The flavor is definitely better than the name.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
A champaigne of a beer - bubbly, tart, spicy - a little black pepper. Not the most complex, but a good social, pass it around the dinner table, kind of brew.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2527) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 11, 2002
Tap. Amber color with no head. Dry, spice, alcohol, banana, and clove.


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