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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2290   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchad56 (318) - - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle - clear reddy bronze, only small head. Strong aroma - slight ting on tongue. Smooth, rich, full bodied with sweet finish. Alcoholic but not overally tasting. Ok.

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)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorkogrlo (315) - 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.

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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wixie (314) - BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2015
Clear liquid, large head. Fruity aroma. Light body, no carbonation. Taste is bitter and sour, with a strong taste of iron.

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.


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