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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 1956   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Not as complex as some belgians but lets face it. This beer gets points for the way cool glass. Sweet and candy-like this beer has an evident alcoholic content.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ferit (133) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Mooi donker bruin donker goud. Schuim middelmatig. Br van het bier af ruik je al dat hij een zeer fruitige geur heeft. Stroperig en zoet in de mond. Maar toch verfrissend. Voor sommige kan hij te zoet zijn maar ik vind hem lekker. Toch mis ik iets bitters. Een van de betere ales die ik gedronken heb.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Not as smooth as its sister Deus, but more flavorful. Unfortunately I prefer the flavor of Deus as I’m not much for the flowery Belgian characteristic. Flavor is slightly sweet, with floral notes and a balance of hops and malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gildnerk (132) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a modest, creamy white head. The bold aromas are instantly recognizable: molasses, anise, banana. Much lighter body than comparable Belgians; somewhat too sweet for my taste, though, and very alcoholic. Great look, however, and it earns appearance points for its innovative glass.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonnyDr (132) - , Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2008 Deep copper coloured pour with nice quickly diminishing head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Starts with caramel, banana and moves to malt as the alcohol comes through. Creamy toffee aftertaste. Limited complexity? Agreed, but a pleasant drink nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Poured into the most interesting coach glass of Kwak. Aromas of raisins and malts. Initial taste of malts and ended with a refreshing light aftertaste that taste a little lemony. Very good summer beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - SEP 4, 2012
bell’aspetto ambrato con riflessi ramati, schiuma beige chiara, pannosa e abbastanza persistente. Naso non intenso ma delizioso, con note di banana, malto caramellato e frutta secca.... In bocca è tipicamente Belga.....buona, anche se non eccellente.....

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RobertVerloop99 (130) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2001
This is a great beer, but the taste isn’t that special, the original glass makes it all good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Pours a medium amber color. The nose is very spicy with bananas. Comes across the palate very smooth with mild carbonation. The banana shines the most and the spice just lingers forever.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moscicki (129) - Tarnow, POLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Caramel, toast, resin, herbs, malty, warming, drinkable, balanced, almost no hops, vanilla


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