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

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RATINGS: 2269   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.


3.5
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zaf (308) - ITALY - SEP 13, 2012
aroma: caramel, bread, alcohol, apparenza: amber, hazy, frothy, gusto: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, palato: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, è stata una delle birre,insieme alla triple karmeliet (sua sorella),che mi ha fatto avvicinare al mondo della birra belga di qualità..che dire,è eccellente..al naso predominano sentori dolci, come frutta secca, cereali, floreale in ogni caso. Carbonazione adeguata che non nasconde il gusto. Si lascia bere a grandi sorsate poichè molto corposa,densa e dal finale dolce e prolungato.. non ho riscontrato una componente luppolata eccessiva,poichè il malto domina in assoluto..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielst (306) - AUSTRIA - APR 1, 2009
This beer has a deep red colour with a thick head, which looks great. Aromas of plums and chocolate with faint notes of alcohol and yeast. The flavour is full, nicely roasted malt with a good hoppy note. The sweetness is not intrusive and the bitterness in the finish just about right - the alcohol is really well hidden!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
A fine, simple but very satisfying beer. The type that can be had over and over again on different occasions whenever thirsty for beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2006
Light brown colour, huge beige head (maybe because of the strange glass?). Caramel malty aroma, flavour of wood, alcohol, fruity hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2008
pours dark dark orange with thin tan head, smells of malt, yeast and spice. The flavor is beautifully malty with a spicy fruity finish. This is one of the tastiest ales i’ve had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2013
Bready/yeasty, sweet and a rich malt in the aroma. Characteristic belgian yeast. A nice looking beer, mahogany color with long lasting white head. Caramel, malt, belgian yeast and a mild hoppiness, with abrupt alcohol aftertaste. Pretty clean tasting. Above average carbonation. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
migajos (305) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 4, 2014
light brown, wood color. Aroma sweet, yeasty, peach, honey. Taste:sweet in the begining but not exagerated. Pleasant characteristic belgian yeast honey-peach flavours. Could have a bit stronger bitterness. Overall very good beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - APR 19, 2003
Dark amber colour, almost no head (just a thin lace of foam). The aroma is sour (citrus) and quite sweet (caramel). The flavour is too sweet (caramel and toffee and a lot of sugar), quite sour. Spicy aftertaste. I didn't really like this beer...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorkogrlo (303) - 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.


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