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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2225   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2007
Poured a coppery gold. Initial flavour was bright and clean with caramel, orange peel, licorice/anise, coriander, and a hint of candy sugar. When yeast poured in the profile became more bitter and turbid on the taste buds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2009
A nice belgian style with a bit of yeast taste to it but otherwice very well balanced. A really nice non-trapist belgian!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorkogrlo (276) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l. Copper color,suprisingly average head. Clear. Aroma: some grass, dates, raisins, caramel. In flavor. Full body. More on sweet side. In flavor date, honey notes. Overall: very good beer. Probably, my favorite brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eruizgarcia (276) - - MAY 1, 2014
Nicely balanced beer, sweet with a flowery aroma. Very unique flavor. Carbonated and medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swapp (274) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2010
drank out of Kwak glass, pours an amber colour with a nice white head. bouquet of jasmine, cherries, and some caramel. taste is the same and the alcohol is well hidden. medium carbonated, and a sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Yeah, I think 3.5 is about right. A very pleasant and drinkable Bel-Strong Ale but not enough of a lure for me to repeat buy at the price of ~$11.00/bottle when there are so many readily available Belgian Strong Ales that are more affordable. That being said....copper/red on the pour with a bubble white foammy head that dissipates quickly. A thin, clear lacing that lingers a bit is present. Alcohol presence is a bit overstated in my opinion. Definately sweet and malty, flavors of apple and cinnamon were present. Like I said......pleasant but too pricey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - MAY 21, 2010
Malted, caramel and alcohol notes in the nose and mouth when drinking it.A drinkable beer with a special glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (272) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
Au nez, des notes de caramel avec en léger soutien des arômes amères genre agrumes (pamplemousse ?). En bouche, bière très ronde et très agréable. Le caramel est là sans être écoeurant et on retrouve des douceurs fruitées genre orange, pêche. Un très bel équilibre pour un produit standard mais de belle qualité !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Poured dirty bronze, a bit hazy, with a thick, creamy, sturdy white head. Good retention and very sticky lace. Wonderful complex aroma, full of malt, fruit, figs and cherries, brown sugar, smoke, peat, earth, yeast, alcohol and floral hops. Flavors were sweet malt, caramel & toffee, dark fruit, grain, french bread, cherries, apples, lemons, yeast, alcohol, raisins and sherry. Great creamy mouthfeel, solid, slightly bitter finish.

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