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

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RATINGS: 1912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemG (90) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2010
12-nov-2010 33cl bottle. Deep orange color with a medium brownish head. Pretty sweet taste, with a little bitterness near the end. Very good beer. I still have to try this in the proper Kwak glass, but that’s for another time.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Anatole (90) - BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2014
Gout typiquement belge. Fruité, sucré, facile à boire. Pas vraiment original en gout. L’unique intérêt de la bière réside dans le verre. Bof.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eyrish (89) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
pours dark amber, bit cloudy. Medium head with lingering lace. medium carbonation. Malty sweet nose hard to describe the smells present, but certainly malt forward. You can tell its a strong beer, alcohol is eminent. Not my favorite style and that proves true in its offering

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cucuma (89) - kontich, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2011
Sweet amber/copper beer. Altough it is not my favorite type, i like it more then triple karmeliet. Carbonated but it disappear quite quick!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pompelmoes (89) - BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2009
Amber to brown beer with good looking off white head. Aroma is caramel like and smooth malty too. It has a round aroma and some hints of fruit. Taste is also rounded with a good malty and caramely character. In the aftertaste there is a slight alcohol burn.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 19, 2009
An amber beer, clear (no floating yeast) with creamy head. The aroma is sweet, malty with a touch of caramel and yeast. Flavour is malty sweet with notes of caramel and almond. Finish islingering malty and yeasty, well balanced - not overly sweet. Kwak is not really complex but very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
almopina (87) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2007
Deep ruby color with a great foamy head with good lacing and good retention. Very well carbonated. Smells of grass and yeast. On the tongue, alcohol esters warm up the mouth. Incredible taste of cherries, caramel, syrup, and that belgium yeasts. Very nice lasting aftertaste. 8% alcohol very well hidden. A great great sweet beer.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
An old favourite, new batch in at Provenance Wines in Edinburgh. Pours golden, orange, clear. Mild carbonation. Aroma quite muted, but some fruits there. Flavour is complex, sweet, definite toffee, orange, caramel and fruity malt flavours. Bitterness is balancing, not prevalent in the taste. Really good Belgian string ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2011
330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass...

Aroma - The aroma is quite robust, dominated by fruit notes and hints of caramel. Yeasty and bready. Not the most intense smell in the world but still good.

Appearance - The body is cloudy and has a nice ruby colour to it. The head is of a light caramel kind of colour. Pretty good head retention and lacing.

Taste - Starts out very fruity, with hints of red grape, apple, plum, and even strawberry. This beer is very sweet (perhaps even pushing the sweetness limit a little). The sweetness is enhanced by a caramel-like maltiness, which lingers for quite some time. Some bitter hoppiness is also present. The finish is sweet and bready, with hints of butterscotch. Very tasty, though a bit too sweet! Definitely different from an average Belgian Strong ale.

Palate - Medium-bodied, a little syrupy. At first there is a pretty high level of carbonation, which then decreases and allows the beer to be a little smoother. The alcohol content gives out a warming sensation but does not get in the way of taste all that much.

The drinkability is not that high, even for a Belgian ale. The alcohol hints and the intense sweetness make this beer a sipper at max.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
josuemucho (86) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2007
Amber in color. Fruit and sweet malt in aroma. Fruits in taste. A little watered down


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