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

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RATINGS: 2005   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 02/2007 ...Ruby colour with an odd aroma, malty bitter with long linger and odd after taste. 1.4

bottle at home ... ruby ... small tan head ... protien bits floating ... sweet toffee ... berry fruits ... sweet fruits ... soft berry ... quite bananana ... 2.9

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2006
Amber color with reddish shine. Medium head. Aroma is toffee. Taste is on the sweet side with good malty accents. In the afthertaste you can notice herbs, some spices and a faint bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14106) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2006 Bottle . Dark orange thin white lasting head. Caramel and orange peel run through this beer. Lovely caramel with citrus/orange nose. Caramel in mouth with orange peel/hop dry finish. Good balance, nice beer with toffee but not over the top with the candy sugar. On draught at The Rake. Bit sickly with strong malt. But drinkable and odd seeing it on draught 3.5/5

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2006
light/medium brown with white head. Average carbonation, a bit of fruit and quite sweet. Very pleasant for every beer fan. Not too abstract. Remember to pour it into a high glass (if you do not have the beutiful kwak glass). Good finish!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14069) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2007
Bottled. Clear, copper body and a beige head. Caramel, dried fruits, hops, candisugar and spicy notes in the aroma, but maybe a bit weak. Alcohol, dried fruits, sugar, spices and hops and some more alcohol in the flavor. Warming, full-bodied beer with a warming finish. Dried fruits, caramel and spice-notes as well in the finish. A real classic beer, and the story behind the beer goes well with the flavor. (070404)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13788) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2005
Draught. Dark copper colour. Big, stable, creamy head. Nice, mild carbonation and good mouthfeel. Sweetish flavour, slightly spicy. Hint of aroma hops.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2007
Bottle at home - shared with Morten. Clear red brown - white head. Fruity, apple, pear, wheat, caramel, red berries, high sweetness. Smooth but not that pleasant.......

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2009
An ounce of appearance is worth a pound of performance. The glass is everything, the beer itself is an average tasting amber ale with a medium body. Just be careful as you get to the half way point.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12991) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2005 Bottled (BB 12/2005)
Dark copper brown. Diminishing white head, lace. Aroma is malty, alcoholic, even parfumic. Taste is apples, raisins and mango. Short fruity finish. (7/3/7/3/14 3.4)
Re-rated, bottled
Hazy nut brown, small white head. Yeasty, very malty nose. Fruity, lots of plums, slightly metallic. (7/3/6/3/13 3.2)

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2009 2007 Vintage, 2009 re-rate
Muddy reddish-brown colour and the glass is filled with chunks. The aroma is heavy malt, some liquorice and spice. Soft body shows some pleasant brown sugar notes and light spice. Rounded body is smooth until a bit of alcohol kicks in late. Not bad with a couple years on it. 2-6-7-3-14 = 3.2
Fresh version, 2005 re-rate: Golden-brown colour. Slightly spicy aroma. Metallic, slightly sweaty character. Spicy palate. Thin bodied and not at all enjoyable. Score for this rating.


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