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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2260   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear red/gold, thick white head. Malt aroma. Taste is rum, caramel, with a hops bite. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3012) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Poured a light brown color with a nice fluffy head that provided adequate lacing. The aroma was caramel malty and even had some grassiness and honey in it. The flavor had all of the above with a little bit of a sweet finish and some yeast in the flavor profile. Came across too sweet and a little thick and syrupy for the amount of flavor, but not bad. Alcohol was nearly abasent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
toulstrup (15) - Maalov, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
My absoute favorite beer.! Beautiful amber colour, fruity in the scent, sweet taste, chocolate and thick. I drank it from the original glass, which have an interesting story behind it: The glass is shaped the way it is because the bartenders in old time, could serve it to passengeres and drivers on the horse-carriages whitout them stopping. Then the glass would hang in a special mounted holder and no beer would spill... Great story, great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (7730) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2006
on tap @ gingerman in ATX....in the right glass, can’t complain, boo-yaa...what a nice pure honey taste, real smooth brew....amazing mouthfell, solllllid...nice head, .is there alcohol in this?..real slick and tasty...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2006
Dark coppery color, big light brown head. Spices, medium alcohol, caramel and mild chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is better than aroma: chocolate, licorice, medium alcohol and spices, aftertaste is warm with dryness and some caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (2066) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2006
Bottle: Light red, with a werry big creamy foam. Aroma of hopps, Belgium yeast, and a fruitynes lika Vine(Champagne) Fantastic finish with a sweet maltynes and fruityness like it is in a White Vine, who never ends. A complex beer , with a nice smouth bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sten (726) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2006
A amber coloured beer with a nice slightly brown head and a beautiful glass. The aroma is sweet, malty and there may be a some banana noticeable. But the aroma is way to sweet. The flavour is also sweet and a bit spicy. The beer is simply to sweet. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
What a great beer. Thoroughly enjoyed this all the way. Can’t say anything negative about it except I don’t have another to drink. Aroma was malty sweet and a touch of caramel. Flavor also had the same as the nose but a little sweeter, grassy, and yeasty. I do like a sweeter ale, so this was right in the wheel house. I’d definitely get this again!!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Light amber gold body with a small white head. Aroma of peaches and yeast. Flavor was nice, if not terribly complex. I tasted peaches, green grapes, and yeast. Very drinkable, but not in the class of the great Belgian Stong Ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle 58F Trappist glass, Aroma is very floral, very sweet candi notes. A very rapidy diminishing white head, I walked away to put down the bottle I came back and the head was gone. Very light amber color and very clear. Slightly sweet malts, with just a touch of roasted malts, hint of cherry, bit of decaf coffee, finishes slightly dry, nothing very complex. It holds a very light palate. With light carbonation. It seems a bit light for a Belgian Strong, the alcohol is masked very well. Not bad but not in the same class as the Rochefort 8. Still enjoyable.

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