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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: 1922   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2003
As a big fan of this style, I was excited to finally get this one in our state and bought one to try. While I didn't have the famous glass, I had one similar. My impressions were mixed; I maight tend to believe that I got an "aged" bottle after reading these other reviews. It just didn't seem as complex as some of the other Belgians and had almost no head, with almost a sour taste. That being said, it was pretty good, although not my favorite of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2002
Floral ether of heady type mead like and grape hyacinth. Serve warmish, 8ºC+ for full effect. Cloying sweetness of treacle and sherry. Initially disappointed (too cold) but will try again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanVah (110) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Flaska från systemet. Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Luktar honung. Smakar sm en blommig sommaräng.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stic (109) - Oostende, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2002
Famous for its glass. Malty, hoppy, something bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
This isn’t bad, but nothing I would recommend. Taste and aroma are okay for the style. [short review due to it coming from my backlog]

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (107) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Poured from bottle into a snifter. Aroma of bananas and yeast. Appearance is a clear golden amber with a 1 finger light tan head that dissipates quickly. Taste is semi sweet malt and banana. Some booze as well. Palate is very smooth. Overall an excellent beer. Cheers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slokop (107) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2009
Copper yellow color and a creamy head that did not last long, due to the form of the traditional glas that came with it. Fruity tastes in good balance with the hop. Alcoholic but not exageratted. The last sip will gush over your face when you’re drinking unattentive. Beware! Nice beer. Would ask for another kind of glas though.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2006
Ver surprised by the 8%, it does not taste strong. A fruity banana aroma at first then becomes very sweet. Nice head when poured from bottle that lasts for a few sips. By the end of the glass sweetness was taking over.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scottrf (105) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2011
Reddy brown, beige head. Slightly murky, a few bubbles. Malty aroma. Spices and caramel, bitterness in aftertaste. Can taste alcohol. Body a bit thin. US import, same bottle as picture, not sure if same beer. Tasty and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blasphemer (104) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2012
(27.02.12)Rubinrot mit wenig Schaum, Süßlich malziges Aroma mit Noten von dunkler Kirsche. Der Geschmack ist sehr Kirschig und süß mit leichten Lakritzenoten. Es Fehlt der Nachtrunk. Sehr Vollmundig mit viel Restsüße, nicht bitter


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