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

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RATINGS: 2148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkm (235) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2008 Cloudy red/orange colour with lots of sediment. A long-lasting medium sized off-white head. Nice lacing. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Sweet malt and fruity flavours. Dry and slightly bitter finish. A very nice drop! 330ml brown bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gusgus (235) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle. Light amber with pale white head. Malty aroma. Very aromatic malt, probably from large percentage of munich malt. Some spicy phenolics of vanilla complemented by apples. Slight cidery, apple flavor with toasted and biscuity malt. Not much caramel. Pronounced sugary cider feeling from use of high percentage candy sugar. Nice, but with a somewhat cheap feeling to it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2003
Had a few swigs of this at some party in Newtown from some guy's bottle who'd taken an E and smoked some wicked Js and was sick of his B(eer). It is really really malty and rounded with some rye I reckon. It was pretty flat, but I dunno where the bottle'd been so don't hold me to that. The alcohol was pretty mild contrary to what all you wimps have said below. I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Light amber gold body with a small white head. Aroma of peaches and yeast. Flavor was nice, if not terribly complex. I tasted peaches, green grapes, and yeast. Very drinkable, but not in the class of the great Belgian Stong Ales.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Good beer. Interesting glass they have. When poured into a glass it is probably one of the best looking beers I have ever seen.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 330ml bottle from LCBO, Summerhill in Toronto, ON. 8.4% Alc./Vol. Pours a clear amber colour with a minimal lasting white head. Aroma is complex but candy and liquorice are pronounced. Whiff of hoppy aroma is present. Sweet candy flavor blends well with the traditional Belgian yeast and malts. Finishes off with a well balanced hoppy finish. Body is surprisingly light for a Belgian strong ale. Med - high carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorkogrlo (233) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anfractuosity (232) - - MAR 28, 2013
Very nice beer, was served in a pub in a Kwak glass (which looks like something from a lab)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeroenhensen (231) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2013
Een mooie amber kleurig biertje. Heerlijk diep en vol kwa smaak. Heerlijk zacht........

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2002
I found this beer somewhat mediocre. Hints of banana were pretty interesting though but the smell was slightly industrial.


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