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


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RATINGS: 2189   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1658) - 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 (458) - Budapest, HUNGARY - 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 (378) - 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 (3575) - 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 (964) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sickboy84 (11) - ITALY - AUG 17, 2015
Schiuma bianca sporca, fine e persistente, colore ramato. All’olfatto emerge il profumo del caramello, di frutta a pasta gialla, di prugne e qualche nota di tostato. Il corpo č medio e risulta essere una birra estremamente equlibrata ed armonica in cui il dolce iniziale viene bilanciato da una bassa carbonatazione e da una piacevolissima nota amarognola che persiste nel palato.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jawlo (242) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Aromat: brzoskwinie, miód, karmel. Wygląd: barwa ciemno-miedziana, piana obfita, zdobi szkło. Smak: spora słodyczy, brzoskwinie i karmel, lekki alkohol. Tekstura: spora ciała, trochę zbyt niskie nasycenie. Ogólne wrażenie: mocno słodowe i aromatyczne, dość pijalne, a przez to zabójcze, przydałoby się więcej nasycenie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cthulhu (532) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - AUG 12, 2015
33 bottle. Sweet malt , dark fruits and caramel flavour.Medium body .Warm mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (290) - - AUG 8, 2015
1/2 pint, southern Edinburgh. Pours Ruby red medium dark with no head. Scent is tiny bit of cherry notes. Taste is medium sour and medium sweet with a crisp finish. Good.

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