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

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RATINGS: 1990   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loco_gallego (114) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Ambrée, mousse blanc cassé avec une bonne rétention. Arômatique sucrée, portée sur le caramel, avec des notes épicées. Houblonnage pas perceptible. En bouche également sur la douceur du caramel, très peu d’amertume. Fin de bouche fruitée et douce. Carbonation moyenne. Belgian ale moins complexe qu’attendu, mais agréable sur la douceur.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2243) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle@anchorage, sheffield. Amber beer with medium head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste is toffee, caramel and malts. Ok beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ferryman72 (16) - NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
Poured from a bottle into Pauwel Kwak’s very special, gorgeous glass. (Google it) Heavy and sweet aroma. Caramel and nuts. Beautiful, dark amber colouring, with light brown head. Light, roasty taste of alcohol, coffee and ...hops(?). Little palate. Not impressive but I’ll gladly take another one... That glass though...

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padchenko (89) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 2, 2014
330ml, 8.4%. Dark ale with small head when poured that disappears quickly. Sweet and strong. Barley malt and hops are dominant flavours. Enjoyable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
camoes (178) - PORTUGAL - SEP 29, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18E). AROMA: sweet malty aromas, reminiscent of caramel. no hop aromas. spicy alcohol notes. APPEARANCE: deep amber color and translucent. average tanned head with good retention. pronunced lacing. TASTE: sweet malty flavour with notes of caramel. very low bitterness with a sweet finish. PALATE: medium-light body with medium carbonation. some alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a belgian ale that is less complex than its competition.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daanminator (150) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
Wat een geweldig bier is dit zeg. Zowel geen schuimkraag maar het kwakglas, de smaak en het bouquette maken dit voor mij een van mijn favorieten.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lobs_ols (129) - LATVIA - SEP 27, 2014
Medium transparent brown, strong beige head. Definite abbey cellar-dubbel on the nose. Taste - warming alcohol mixed with very distinct caramel malt and some cellar notes. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3298) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at Anchorage Sheffield; clear amber pour with a creamy beige head, caramel and nut aroma, taste is caramel sweet with some light yeast esters, candied sugar.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DomD (87) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Aromas of caramel with hints of apple. Pours a clear amber that looks great. A light sweet taste. Between medium and full bodied, with creamy texture, and slightly bitter finish. A really great Belgian Ale, rich and smooth.


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