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

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RATINGS: 2011   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdavidh (154) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Poured into the traditional mini yard glass, on tap. A finger of head comprised of largish bubbles retreated slowly to leave sparse lacing. Appearance is a nice amber with constantly streams of bubbles. Nose is heavy with malt - sweet, slightly smoky, bananas. First taste is quite sweet with significant alcohol. Hops are floral and balance the sweetness well, especially on subsequent sips. Banana flavor is very mellow and barely noticeable. Mouthfeel consists of significant bubbles without much aftertaste. Quite smooth. Alcohol hangs in the back of the throat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2013
There’s lemon and banana on the nose, soft, sweet, slightly funky and fruity flavours in the mouth. A bit oily afterwards, and fades a bit too quickly, but quite delicious all up.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loco_gallego (153) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Ambrée, mousse blanc cassé avec une bonne rétention. Arômatique sucrée, portée sur le caramel, avec des notes épicées. Houblonnage pas perceptible. En bouche également sur la douceur du caramel, très peu d’amertume. Fin de bouche fruitée et douce. Carbonation moyenne. Belgian ale moins complexe qu’attendu, mais agréable sur la douceur.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixos (153) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 4, 2010
Fruits,caramel, yeast, malts and especially sugar is the main characteristics of this beer. Nice full body and hints of alcohol. I like it alot, but i think is so sweet, more than the ususal standarts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a brilliant amber with a course off-white head. Fruit and spice notes in the nose with a hint of alcohol. Medium body with sweetness up front followed by a somewhat tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thure (152) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
Dark Cobber. Whit foam. Malt sweetness to the nose.Highly carbonated. A oak aged character to it mixed with malt. A bit of bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 From a bottle @ BJ’s in Arcadia, CA, following an Orval. Served in a small tulip glass. Beautiful fine-bubbled head, excellent lacing ot of the gate. Aroma seems metallic with a fruity undertone. ??? Slightly cloudy apricot color. Sharp start, hint of metal again. Bready. Fruity-bready. A little malty sweetness. Medium bodied. Finishes with a twangy bitterness mixed with residual sweetness. Not so sure about this bottle looking at other descriptions. Coded best before 16EH. Remind self to rerate.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Nice overall, but too sweet and not enough depth for a higher rating. There are too many other Belgian strong ales (Delirium Tremens, for example) that are much better than this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Poured from a 750 ml bpttle a amber cloudy beer with a small white head the disappears rather fast. Aroma of yeast, malt , and toffee. Flavor of raisin, malt and brown sugar. Not a bad palate but have had better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2009
bottle, clear amberish liquid with medium to small head. sweet malty dry, a tat bit too sweet for ale i’d say. But the special glass makes it very nice to drink (when drunk) in a bar. (only once did it splash in my face...)


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