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

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RATINGS: 2271   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2007
got it at a bar in brugge mostly because of curiosity - the glass is the coolest thing about this. the whole time i thought i was drinking an amber ale and not a belgian strong, it was good though, perhaps a little too sweet, but a nice change of pace from other belgian beers

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2009
A nice belgian style with a bit of yeast taste to it but otherwice very well balanced. A really nice non-trapist belgian!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (276) - Tübingen, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
Pours dark amber with short beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma, dried fruits and caramel. Tastes sweet, alcoholic and light bitterness at the end. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice belgian ale!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2007
Poured a coppery gold. Initial flavour was bright and clean with caramel, orange peel, licorice/anise, coriander, and a hint of candy sugar. When yeast poured in the profile became more bitter and turbid on the taste buds.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithilorn (275) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - MAR 29, 2009
Amber body and tan head. apricot and yeasty aroma. little bitter and sour. A good beer with a personality.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2010
drank out of Kwak glass, pours an amber colour with a nice white head. bouquet of jasmine, cherries, and some caramel. taste is the same and the alcohol is well hidden. medium carbonated, and a sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migwell (274) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2015
Poured a 75cl several times into a tulip, a style of glass where I too frequently let the foam get way ahead of me, particularly with these Belgians. Once the suds subsided, I discovered another sweet, yeasty, fruity brew, quite delightful. Raisins, Turkish apricots and plums predominate in a complex mix of flavors. Fortunate to drink this at about 50 degrees f., a good temp to bring out the flavors. I certainly wouldn’t care to make a night of drinking this, but as a treat, it is admirable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerGantzel (274) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
Roasty caramel aroma. Golden color, clear liquid, white head. Medium-heavy sweetness follow by medium bitterness. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation for the style. Great beer, and maybe slightly better when served in kwak glass.;)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (273) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Yeah, I think 3.5 is about right. A very pleasant and drinkable Bel-Strong Ale but not enough of a lure for me to repeat buy at the price of ~$11.00/bottle when there are so many readily available Belgian Strong Ales that are more affordable. That being said....copper/red on the pour with a bubble white foammy head that dissipates quickly. A thin, clear lacing that lingers a bit is present. Alcohol presence is a bit overstated in my opinion. Definately sweet and malty, flavors of apple and cinnamon were present. Like I said......pleasant but too pricey.


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