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

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RATINGS: 1858   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PietS (16) - - JUN 16, 2013
Sweet, roasty beer. Quite complex, not an ordinairy beer. Take your time for this one.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanVah (49) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Flaska från systemet. Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Luktar honung. Smakar sm en blommig sommaräng.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (593) - SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Served in classic manner at a lical bar. Hazy bright amber body with a medium white head. Sweet malts, fruit, yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (1982) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a copper color with moderate off-white head. Aroma is malty sweetness and Belgian fruity esters. Taste is more towards the malt, alcohol well hidden. Solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (1287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
Bottle from BarleyWine, CPH - dark amber pour with a off-white head. Sweet malty and yeasty, caramel, toffee, dark fruity, light spicy. Pleasant enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5467) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig süß, fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, hefig, fruchtig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (131) - ITALY - APR 11, 2014
Rich amber color, off white head. Sweet smell of malts with some red fruits, caramel and spices, big malty taste, noticeable liquor-like alcoholic feeling. Some light orange in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpmaster (1091) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
330ml bottle purchased at El Corte Ingles Madrid, Spain for 2.85euro Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rotaldinho (24) - Paris, FRANCE - APR 10, 2014
His nose has a slight smell of banana (but none with the power of Orval) and citrus while appearing quite malty and slightly spicy. One has the impression to feel a Christmas beer. The soft and sweet mouth (adding sugar candy) is very malty and alcoholic marked by a discreet presence. The final (or rather the apotheosis for a beer of this quality) combines pleasantly bitter orange flavors and spices.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdwinLitzau (233) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
Lichtbruine kleur, bijna geen schuim. Aroma van caramel, beetje als wijn. Smaak is perfect in balans, beetje zoet, beetje bitter. Erg lekker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crlnts (59) - SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2014
Off-white head, clear and amber. Spicy alcohol smell. Tastes sweet, caramel, wood, peppery and of alcohol. Yeasty finish. Yea.


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