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


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RATINGS: 2163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (1881) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Sample from bottle bummed from a friend. Clear amber with off white head in the crazy glass. Quite some caramel, spices, sugary, light cake, touch of sherry. Medium sweet and soft herbal bitter finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nybol (137) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2015
Den har det hele en belgier skal have. Smag, belgisk gær og ikke mindst fylde i spriten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChtiBreizh (258) - Rennes, FRANCE - SEP 6, 2015
75cl bottle aged for 15 months in my cellar, best before 10 months later. Dark copper lightly hazy, with a thick frothy head. Caramel and heavy belgian yeast flavours, nail polish remover, aged cheese. Very sweet, very low sourness and bitterness. Average carbonation, oily to sticky. OK if you like sweet yeasty belgian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1673) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Draft to crazy shaped glass pour avg gold with orange hue and thin white head. Nose great apple and banana. Taste sweeter malt up front, then banana, Belgian ester. Light grainy malt late palate. Nice progression.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1557) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle from Anglia Wine Merchants, drunk at home. Amber, slightly hazy. A fair bit of carbonation, but only a bit of tan head. Candy sugar, caramel, yest, nutmeg and a vague suggestion of applesauce in the aroma. Sweet, yeasty taste with a slightly spicy finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. Medium body, lively carbonation. Very good but not quite the ambrosial experience I remembered. This may have been because I drank it too cold (must adjust fridge settings) and too late (around half past midnight).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fL0 (10) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
Sweet smell, dark copper colour. Sweet taste with hints of caramel, plum and little bit malt. I love it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cristobal37 (425) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Doesnt look like much. Clear brown and fizzy. Mid to high carbonation. Sweet candy sugar aroma. Warming on the palate. Has a boozy taste to it like cognac or brandy. Sugary sweet at times like a dessert wine. Not bad but not particulary good either.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsd08460 (318) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Aroma: basement aromas, leaves, earthy, caramel, cherries Appearance: tan head, clear light amber Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, sticky feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Excellent brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2015
33o ml bottle that was a gift from my friend Paul. Pours a muddy brown that eventually clears to a light haze with a moderate, fairly creamy tan head that lasted through the first two sips and left little lace. Pleasant aroma of caramel with a bit of spice noted. The flavor is caramel with notable sweetness, dates, and a bit of milk chocolate. Mild spice presumably from the yeast. Very mild bitterness at the finish. Somewhat smooth and silky on the palate. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (789) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Red copper color. Aroma: toffee, caramel and candy sugar with fruit jam. Taste: sweet caramel and toffee, birthday cake, fruits and candy, warming.

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