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

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RATINGS: 1992   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.


Eyrish's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eyrish (92) - British Columbia, - APR 30, 2013
pours dark amber, bit cloudy. Medium head with lingering lace. medium carbonation. Malty sweet nose hard to describe the smells present, but certainly malt forward. You can tell its a strong beer, alcohol is eminent. Not my favorite style and that proves true in its offering


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (587) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
11.2 oz bottle pour. Pours a dark amber color with a short lived fizzy head. Big rich, sugar aroma. The description reads "slightly sweet", when really, this is overly sweet. Way too sweet in my opinion. Everyone has their preference though. Bready, doughy flavor with a bit of caramel. This is a pretty good beer though. Enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ssipu22 (1) - Milán, ITALY - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
Cerveza de fuerte sabor tipica belga. Me gusto mucho. un dulce aroma. verdaderamente Muy recomendable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syfher (80) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle of 33cl, in a Kwak glass. Well, it’s really a rich experience. But it’s not one of the best bière Belge for sure. We’re in front of a nice blond/amber beer, with a deep colour and taste. The aroma is nice, stay long in mouth. Pretty nice head tho ! Drink it !

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (276) - GREECE - NOV 17, 2014
From tap at the Beerstore, Thessaloniki. Clear amber color with off white head. Malty, caramel aroma and light spicy-smoked. Sweet and light biter taste, caramel, fruity and grainy. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sugram (39) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2014
From bottel to Pauwel Kwak’s special glass.Clear amber with a white head. Aroma caramel, malt. Taste is caramel, a litle bit alcohol. Light carbonation. Bit too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
una strong belgian ale abbastanza strutturata. di colore ramato con una schiuma quasi cremosa, bei sentori tostati e floreali, malti caramellati

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbianchi66 (14) - FRANCE - NOV 9, 2014
Arômes maltés bien présents : caramel, pain et biscuit. Une belle robe ambrée, presque couleur cuivre. La mousse est bien formée et tient assez bien. Goût plutôt doux et très agréable. Si elle n’était pas à 8,5°, j’en boirais des litres !

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gueuze (401) - - NOV 9, 2014
Alkoholischer und karamelliger Geruch. Im Geschmack dann restsüß. Echt nicht mein Fall, viel zu unrund.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (73) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2014
0,33 l bottle. Clear amber colour with some ugly flocs (BB 13/5/15). Off-white, creamy, quickly fading head. Aroma of candy sugar, plum, honey and caramel. Taste adds some alcohol which gets more intense when the beer warms up. Medium body, average carbonation, warming mouthfeel. Overall a decent beer that lives up to my expectations. Maybe the alcoholic taste is a bit too strong.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Teran (7) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 7, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2014 Tulip glass, in Belgrade. Short beige head, rich citrus, cherry also strong, light caramel. Nice amber color. Translucent and bright, best carbonating. Classic beer luxury for everyday use and never start to be boring.


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