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

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RATINGS: 2005   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2004
I like this Belgian strong because it seems to be more smooth on the palate. The texture is silky and the flavors lean more towards tha sweet side, toffee and caramel. Seems like there is a good malt back bone. The alcohol adds a great warming in the finish. A great brew I must have again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanVah (167) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Flaska från systemet. Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Luktar honung. Smakar sm en blommig sommaräng.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2002
gorgeous gold-red color. slight head, no clinginess. quite thin mouthfeel but has some sort of ooomph. very apple-ish, reminds me of knight’s ale in a big way. tasty. it’s a toss up with knight’s ale, imho.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunk_again (165) - GREECE - JAN 5, 2014
330ml bottle. light hazy amber color, no head, lively carbonation. aroma of caramel, sweet malts and sea breeze. taste is sweet malts, moderate medium hops, medium dry finish, some well hidden alcohol and a nice malty aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2006
Bottle in original glass. Stunning clear red-amber color. Fruity nose, sweet with hint of bitterness. Very nice beer. Highly recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walrussell (162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Yes, it has a simpler and sweeter flavor than many other belgians, but it is fantastic. Straightforward caramel maltiness with subtle Belgian spiciness - and not too sweet - great great great with food.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Draft. Nice amber/brown color with a fluffy head. Aroma of spice bread and raisins. Corresponding flavors. Dry finish. Moderate mouthfeel. Great glass.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 5, 2004
This beer is weird, I still cannot describe what it tastes like. I have one right here in my hand, and its my third six pack. Ive had it in the states and in france. Still this stuff baffles me. Its a great flavor, very supriseing, but I cant describe it. If you want a beer that tastes like nothing else, this is it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 2, 2005
Bottle, 33cl. I was expecting a lot more from this one. It’s a good beer but something in the flavour was not right.... Pours a red/brown colour with a small beige head that disappeared a little too fast (next time i’ll try to drink it in her special glass). Aroma of fruits and spices. The flavour is strong and very complex also very dry. I can sense the malt, spices and the alcohol. However, there’s also something like burnt wood in the flavour that isn’t good. Not very smooth and not the best belgian beer around.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2006
I’m not that crazy about this one but it could be that the Belgian Strong Ales are not my cup of tea. The aroma is of toasted dates and the head is not holding. This is being enjoyed in a goblet so the aroma and taste of a Belgian should be accentuated. The first impression of the taste is dark Belgian candy sugar...very sweet. It does finish with a nice light tartness but follows with an alcohol aftertaste is subtle but noticeable.


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