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

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RATINGS: 2271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2009
Scent of chocolate, sugary malt. In the flavours are some salt and savoury elements. A slight bitterness near the end. Not my absolute favourite.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swapp (320) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAR 3, 2013
probably one of the best beer is what I have had to partake in Belgium. by the way if you buy a café is the original glass. beer is worth a try if you’re in Belgium.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
33cl bottle - poured dark brown/copper with a caramel head. Lots of fruit, yeast and spicing in the aroma. Caramel, brown sugar, bread, loads of sweet malt. Flavour is similarly yeasty with the same dominate notes of dark fruit and spice and malt. Light alcohol in the middle toward finish, but in no way overbearing. Warming. This beer is very prevalent around Brussels.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2008
Bottle. Pretty much lacking in everything. Head immediately vanishes, little aroma - malt and alcohol, some fruit but not enough for the style and a surprisingly thin body for its ABV. Nothing nasty, reasonably pleasant but ultimately too straightforward and a disappointment.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anfractuosity (315) - - MAR 28, 2013
Very nice beer, was served in a pub in a Kwak glass (which looks like something from a lab)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (315) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours dark copper with thick tan head. Smell is sour, yeasty and funky. Taste is malty, notes of bread, yeast and fruit. Medium body, light carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lord_totenkopf (314) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 23, 2010
Appearance is perfect due to the golden amberish colour which harmonizes with the golden-tan, lasting head when served in the yard-style glass. The taste and aroma are representing some light sweetness with fruity fragrances. The full body, and the yeast flavour in the finish makes it an excellent choice!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Aroma is very light consisting of spicey Belgian yeast and apple juice. The taste is stronger and heavily characterized by apple juice, then Belgian spice - sweet and tart, very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pour golden red with a large white head that dwindles to a nice small head. Strong aroma of hops. Palate could be better and the taste is good but very alcoholy... NICE BUZZ. Would drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
I may be way off on this, looking over everyone else’s ratings, but I could have sworn there was a smokey flavor to my glass.


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