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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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Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonnyDr (132) - , Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2008 Deep copper coloured pour with nice quickly diminishing head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Starts with caramel, banana and moves to malt as the alcohol comes through. Creamy toffee aftertaste. Limited complexity? Agreed, but a pleasant drink nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - SEP 4, 2012
bell’aspetto ambrato con riflessi ramati, schiuma beige chiara, pannosa e abbastanza persistente. Naso non intenso ma delizioso, con note di banana, malto caramellato e frutta secca.... In bocca è tipicamente Belga.....buona, anche se non eccellente.....

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cenzura (130) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Aroma: Dried fruits and a lot of sweet malts. Taste: Very sweet, raisins, candied fruits and a little bit of clove on aftertaste. Really full body and a little oily texture. Nice head, great lacing and average carbonation. Very good beer. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 13PLN (bottle).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (130) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
Pours very clear amber with thick white head. Highly carbonated. Sweet aroma of malt, berry, caramel. Both sweet and sour mouthfeel with low bitterness. The sourness/berry aroma lingers on the palate for quite a while. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RobertVerloop99 (130) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2001
This is a great beer, but the taste isn’t that special, the original glass makes it all good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Pours a medium amber color. The nose is very spicy with bananas. Comes across the palate very smooth with mild carbonation. The banana shines the most and the spice just lingers forever.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lotsalaughs (129) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
caramel, bread, citrus, dough, butterscotch, amber, clear, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, astringent, average carbonation, creamy, light body Was hoping that there would be a good beer here, and not just a gimmicky glass presentation - was not disappointed! A light Belgian yeast/fruit aroma with sweet/dry taste and a light caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moscicki (129) - Tarnow, POLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Caramel, toast, resin, herbs, malty, warming, drinkable, balanced, almost no hops, vanilla

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Pours dark brown, with nice creamy white head. Complex nose with hints of malt, yeast, and dried fruit. The taste is a romantic combination of caramel, yeast and a nice mix a dried fruit, with a pinch of hops. Good, but not an elite beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2007
A dark 750ml bottle shaped almost like a wine glass. Pours a beautiful head with a lace that’s just wonderful and stays in place. The head falls a little, but stays pillowy and good looking. The flowery hops are very mellow and the base of the smell for the ale. The smell is very good and has a strawberry undertone that is coupled with other fruity flavors. The taste is slightly watery, but fruitful with a flowery boquet. It has a spiciness to it, it’s met with a sweet candy flavor.


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