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


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RATINGS: 1857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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 17/20
confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - APR 30, 2002
Another great experience in the Belgian Beer world

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Noctilucus (98) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2010
Clear, rather deep orange-amber with a solid slightly beige head. Definite nose of hops and somehow spices (even if there arenít any spices used to brew it) and this aroma is also reflected in the taste, though a tiny bit sweeter than the smell led me to expect. Definitely some alcohol in the mix, not surprising for an 8.4% ABV beer. At a slightly higher temperature than the recommended 5-6įC (41-43įF) itís easier to enjoy the aftertaste thatís nicely malty though not overdone. Quite a strong taste and definitely a brew to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Nice light amber color with a lot of foam in the head. Smooth caramel malt and alcohol are the dominate flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rickyleepotts (96) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2013
I see this bottle all the time, and have always wanted to buy it. But at $4.99, itís tough having not had it. This is on our 1001 Bottles list, so we didnít have a choice. Glad I didnít buy it before now, because itís not good! It does have a nice sweetness to it, but the mouthfeel is boring, the aroma is weak, and the aftertaste is... well, there isnít one. I am not impressed, and if they want to give me my money back, that would be fine!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukardo (96) - CROATIA - JAN 30, 2014
Colour is ruby red with medium sized foamy off-white head, Aroma is sweet spicy and fruity. Taste is slight sweet fruity and caramel. Medium carbonation. Very good beer :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (94) - LATVIA - NOV 3, 2013
Intense and gentle altogether/ typical Belgian. When foam dissolves beautiful layer of it still remains on top of the beer. Not rich taste by something like grape stems, enjoyable. GF loves the taste :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sumonation (94) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
33 cl. bottle. Visual: Pours an amber colour with a fine white head. Aroma: Sweet aroma, fruitiness and spicy. Taste: Sweet, fruity and spicy. Medium body. ---Rated by Sumonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2005
Red-amber color, off white head. Nutty and cognac aromaís, also, cramel and spices. Taste is medium sweet with a fine spicyness and a touch of sweet chesnut. A stong ale with a malty taste in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cattaneopapa (91) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Aroma: apple is pronounced Clear light brown&dark amber in colour with minimal white head. Taste: Traditional Belgium malt notes of apple with a well balanced hoppy finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pompelmoes (89) - BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2009
Amber to brown beer with good looking off white head. Aroma is caramel like and smooth malty too. It has a round aroma and some hints of fruit. Taste is also rounded with a good malty and caramely character. In the aftertaste there is a slight alcohol burn.

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