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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1908   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2003
(750ml) Hazy copper with small tan head. Aroma is rich, molasses, caramel, chocolate, plum. Taste is sweet, malty, caramel, raisin/plum, floral. Finish is lightly herbal bitter and alcohol warming. Creamy full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
A nice beer, A very big, steady brownish head. A very powerful taste, slightly alcoholic, but not a problem. A spicy finish with a strong caramel presence

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2013
@CBC-11.2oz bottle-dissipating lt tan-amber. A-spice, med malt. T-fruit/spice hops, sweet med malt, yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. Sweet caramel malty flavour with some dried fruit notes. Bording on cloying sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 Date: 04/20/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Appearance: amber, thin white head, gusher,
Aroma: lightly hopped aroma,
Flavor: nice malt flavor, touch of sweetness, light spices, gets a really nice carmel sweetness upon warming, nice light bitter finish,
Overall: a Belgian brewed Engligh style ale
-------- /> Date: 01/19/2008
Mode: draft
Words: thirsty monk

Appearance: hazy amber, fine dirty white head, lots of drippy lace,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, light spicyness, candy sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2010
Bottle @ Ris Ras. Clear amber/brown with medium light brown head. Flavour is malt, caramel, dry, spices and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 16, 2007
33 cL bottle. Aroma of caramel malt. Orangey amber color with fine bubbles, and an off-white head that laced a little. Medium body with mild, almost creamy, carbonation. There is instant heat, a light touch of darker fruits, and moderate caramel sweetness. It’s beautiful, but not so complex as many.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
best aroma ever.sweet strong caramel. clear brown small white head.. taste is sweet, caramel, lightly roasted stuff, alc. (too much alc. flavor) faint raisins. nice sweet beer, does not taste old.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 4, 2011
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and. Dry finish with a hint of alcohol. Soft and smooth. A solid beer with a very original glass. 010610

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
A: The beer pours amber in color with a big off-white head sitting on top. S: Lots of yeast and bread notes up front. Plenty of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar sweetness with a pleasant fruitiness to it as well. Raisins and bananas are the most prominent fruits and there is a mild spiciness to it, too. T: A similar array of flavors are present. A touch of alcohol warms things up and the dominant malt sweetness is really present throughout. Toffee and caramel work quite nicely with the banana, pear, and raisin flavors. M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation. O: Really nice smooth feeling on the tongue with nice flavors and aromas.


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