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

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RATINGS: 2137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (474) - - APR 13, 2015
Dark reddish brown colour with tiny off-white head. Aroma of bananas, plums, some spices, caramel, hops ets. The same are flavours with low bitterness, friuty aftertaste. Honestly I expected a little more complex beer, but it is still ok.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xavalias (250) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
0.75L bottle forgotten in the cellar for a few years too many (3.5, according to the label), but still pretty fine and slightly carbonated. Pours unclear orange amber, no head because of the age. The aroma is strongly yeasty and fruity, with some notes of nuts, caramel, plums and dark fruits, spices, alcohol. The taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Very smooth palate, creamy, sticky.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1609) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2015
330 mL bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Brownish-orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of Belgian candi sugar, toffee, and dark fruit. Taste is malt-forward and sweet yet subtle and smooth complementing the fruity notes. This is a great, classic Belgian ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luklaer (144) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
03-06-2015 - I drank it in a normal glass, but that didn’t matter: it still tastes great

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (2461) - Tromsř, NORWAY - APR 5, 2015
Fine vanilla coloured smooth head, near clear honey amber body, no real lacing. Sweet aroma of wheat malts with spices as coriander and clove, big floral bouquet, honey pollen notes. Tastes wheat malts, coriander, clove, honey, caramel, raisin, syrup, stuff of fruits, notes of butterscotch. Soft in the mouth, smooth carbonation. Fruity finish, belgian blended smooth delicious... [special volumetric twin-flask in special wooden holder, from tap@BishopsArmsUmeĺ]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bubeer (109) - - APR 3, 2015
Dark golden colour. Spicy aroma. Sweet cloves flavour with a bit of bitterness. Long finish and satisfying structure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1420) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 3, 2015
Botella de 33 cl tomada en la antigua internacional de Oviedo en mayo 2000. lote A hasta mayo de 2002. Grande en el mundo belga.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
v.zoltan (96) - HUNGARY - APR 3, 2015
Vöröses narancssárgás szín, vékony szürkésfehér habbal. Illata karamellás éleszt?s és f?szeres. Ízében méz karamell és szárított gyümölcs jelenik meg f?szerességgel. Testes, de egy picit túlságosan is édes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pras (532) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Poured blond, with a nose of belgian yeast and sweet malt. Flavor was crisp and slightly sweet but in balance. Could tell that there was some alcohol going on, but it was not overpowering. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (756) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle - deep chestnut with a thin light brown head. Aroma of bubblegum, clove, alcohol and yeast. Taste of cloves and oak followed by bubblegum, yeast and light bitterness with a sour hint. Medium oily body, prickly carbonation, lightly warming.


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