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


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RATINGS: 2192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grisza77 (240) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Klarowne, bursztynowe piwo o średnio obfitej pianie zdobiącej szkło, która redukuje się do cienkiego pierścienia przy brzegu szkła. Aromat owocowy typowo belgijski, głównie wyczuwalna gruszka. W smaku także przyjemna typowo belgijska owocowość. Goryczka średnia, owocowo-alkoholowa. Ogólnie bardzo dobre piwo, godny reprezentant stylu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abstractbeer (239) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
From backlog/offline notes: Rated at a bar in Spain together with a friend, in weird, but proper glass. Hoppy flavor and aroma. Also caramel flavors and slightly bready notes. A hoppy Belgian? Sweetish taste, full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanVah (238) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Flaska från systemet. Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Luktar honung. Smakar sm en blommig sommaräng.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Multiple tries, draft and botte so I’ll summarize. Had a lively copper hugh to it, slightly cloudy, with an off-white small head. Aroma filled with yeast, floral hops, caramel malts, some fruit, sugar and honey. Flavor nearly identical, but some added grains and spices come out towards then end of the drink. Medium bodied, sweet most the way through, changes to a bitter dry finish. Nice spice combination, good brew, and the appropriate bitter finish. Enjoy it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2002
Fruity, spicy nose, maybe bananas or pineapple, with not a whole lot of head in the glass (yes THE glass). It tastes typical to me, along the lines of some of Unibroue’s brews, which I like very much. This was a bit sweeter than some, and it did warm going down due to the 8 percent ABV. It became much more flavorful as it warmed. I didn’t like it cold, straight from the fridge. It’s a little thick and syrupy for me, but overall a nice Belgian. I will try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Betty (236) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2003
Had a few swigs of this at some party in Newtown from some guy's bottle who'd taken an E and smoked some wicked Js and was sick of his B(eer). It is really really malty and rounded with some rye I reckon. It was pretty flat, but I dunno where the bottle'd been so don't hold me to that. The alcohol was pretty mild contrary to what all you wimps have said below. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
750ml bottle. Treacle coloured body, honey and malt combined with alcohol in the nose. Smooth palate, flavours of demeiera sugar with rum, honey, malt and currents. Long sweet and alcohol finish. Loads better than I expected, the gimmicky glass puts me off ordering in bars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkm (235) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2008 Cloudy red/orange colour with lots of sediment. A long-lasting medium sized off-white head. Nice lacing. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Sweet malt and fruity flavours. Dry and slightly bitter finish. A very nice drop! 330ml brown bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gusgus (235) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle. Light amber with pale white head. Malty aroma. Very aromatic malt, probably from large percentage of munich malt. Some spicy phenolics of vanilla complemented by apples. Slight cidery, apple flavor with toasted and biscuity malt. Not much caramel. Pronounced sugary cider feeling from use of high percentage candy sugar. Nice, but with a somewhat cheap feeling to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Light amber gold body with a small white head. Aroma of peaches and yeast. Flavor was nice, if not terribly complex. I tasted peaches, green grapes, and yeast. Very drinkable, but not in the class of the great Belgian Stong Ales.

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