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

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RATINGS: 2096   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Not as smooth as its sister Deus, but more flavorful. Unfortunately I prefer the flavor of Deus as I’m not much for the flowery Belgian characteristic. Flavor is slightly sweet, with floral notes and a balance of hops and malt.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Poured into the most interesting coach glass of Kwak. Aromas of raisins and malts. Initial taste of malts and ended with a refreshing light aftertaste that taste a little lemony. Very good summer beer.

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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lotsalaughs (130) - 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.

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.

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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
japi (128) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2012
A dark-amber coloured beer with a foamy, off-white head. Aroma: earthy, tropical fruity like banana. Sweet taste, with notes of caramel,banana. Light carbonation. Very good beer!

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.


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