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


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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1891) - Phuket, THAILAND - FEB 12, 2005
Powerful beer. Strong, thick nose with candied sugar notes. Backed up in the mouth with more thickness, high powered toffee and a touch of spice. A little burn in the finish unbalanced the beer a bit but still a nice drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
bottle reads "best before 1/1/2007.so the kwak poured ice tea like in color with loads of bubbles and little "floaties".i got the usual big white belgian head.as is left the glass i recieved some nice lacing.i gathered citurs,and caramel in the aroma.the flavor had a mix up of grapefruit,belgian yeast,candy,and caramel.mouthfeel was a bit acidic and on the medium side.this is one of those beers that needs to sit in te trappist glass for a bit to calm the acid/carbonation down a bit.overall this is a nice belgian brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2005
Not bad. Has a bit of butterscotch and yeast in the nose. Pours out to a cloudy amber-gold color with finely beaded white head. Starts out with some toffee-like malty sweetness and ends with a light alcohol sensation. A few light fruit and spice notes, but nothing strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2062) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2011 itís a good Belgian product, but somehow, I just donít care. Iíve rated it better than some things I definitely prefer, but It just tastes rather generic to me. Too well blended. Itís a darker brown than I recall, with a grassy heineken-esque hop scheme.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Pours amber with no real head. Smells strongly of oranges. Very sweet and orangey with some suger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber colour. Medium head. Malty, sweet, slightly honeyish aroma. Malty, quite sweet, slightly alcoholic, fruity (banana) taste. Also, some honey in the taste. A really nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2005
red/amber in colour with cloudy yeasty hugh. sweet floral aroma of hops. strong malty tatse with very warm mouthfeel like chillies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6509) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Bottle: Slightly hazed amber hue with a small but lasting head and nice lacing. The aroma has notes of dried apricot and apple, light clove, toasted bread, earthy and musty yeast esters, and a touch of bittering hops. The taste starts with a noticeable sweetness but is not over the top. A mild fruity component and some lingering bitterness upon the finish. A grainy and veggie aftertaste limited my enjoyment of this beer. The feel is quite average as well but the alcohol is mostly hidden. I drank a few of these way back when I lived in Belgium. I didnít care much for it then and well quaffable, I still donít.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2541) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Pours with a two-finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a ring and some lace. Cloudy, amber color. Medium bodied. Sweet raisin nose. Light carbonation. Starts and finishes with sweet overtones, not syrupy, but clean. Pricey at $4.34 for a 330ml bottle from Oliverís Beverage Albany, NY.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
pours a clear amber color with a small white head. aroma is wood and apple with some sweet tartness. flavor is less complex than the aroma. one dimensional sweetness. decent hop notes. body is smooth and nice. this is not too bad.

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