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

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RATINGS: 2148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (14267) - 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)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (14262) - 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 (13668) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (13600) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (13109) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 12, 2011
Schöne Bernsteinfarbe! Ein malziger Genosse, bei dem man den Alkoholgehalt spätestens zum Ende hin deutlich schmeckt. Eigentlich lässt sich das Bier schön trinken und schmeckt zu jeder Zeit recht gut, auch wenn sich im Mittelteil eine leicht Wässrigkeit zeigt. Test vom 25.5.2005, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 13,10,8,8,10,9 - 9,30

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12979) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2010
Bottle @ Ris Ras. Clear amber/brown with medium light brown head. Flavour is malt, caramel, dry, spices and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12885) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle at t’Brugs Beertje, Brugge - 01/12/12. Mid chestnut brown with a good off white head. Nose carries Belgian yeast esters, light hops, malts. Taste follows, a little brown sugar, sweet caramel, malt. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, bitter sweet finish. Ok stuff, fairly basic beer but looks and feels good. Tthe first time I’ve drunk this since one of my first Belgian visits circa ’01/02. Novelty glass tastic !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12622) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 22, 2007
Bottle. Deep golden brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is dried fruits, apple,yeast. Flavour is apple, yeast, fruit, caramel, alcohol , spices

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12595) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12322) - 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.


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