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

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common

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RATINGS: 1864   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
juanenka (242) - valladolid, SPAIN - NOV 18, 2013
Botella. Presencia marrón con corona poco persistente. Aroma maltoso, levaduras y frutos secos. En boca es dulzona y alcohólica, con dejes de levadura acabando dulce y poco seca

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (4460) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Looks solid; a transparent light copper with thin off-white lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast with a sweet backbone and some spices. Tastes like it smells, only less balanced, with an average mouthfeel. Eh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (1793) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2013
11.2oz bottle (8.4% ABV per the label) - Nose is caramel and leather. Sip adds bread, earthy notes, and booze. fairly sweet. odd flavors. I’m making the same face I made when I saw the last 5-10 minutes of A.I. (Spielberg/Kubrick movie). I want to like it, but it’s way weird.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BRW (688) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Amber-brown colour with tan head. Malt, caramel, dried fruit aroma. Sweet, malt, caramel, nut taste. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (947) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
Pours a hazy dark copper to red body with an off-white head that laces the glass well. Quite strong aroma with pleasant notes of Belgian yeast, spices, honey and dust. There flavours are a bit too weak and is too much dominated by alcohol. There are however nice notes of Belgian yeast, spices and in the back there are dried fruits, vanilla and caramel. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste. Medium body, dry texture and moderate carbonation. Without the Kwak glass this is a quite ordinary Belgian strong ale, IMHO.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 month after BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1400) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Medium off white head. Rusty body. Crystal clear. Visible carbonation. Nose is wheat, spice, sweet malt, raspberry jam, soap suds, oak. Tangy with a little sourness. The taste is the key with this beer. Palate is kind of sweet and watery. Dry finish. A gradual warming of the body. For the price, and this site’s rating, bit of a let down, but still decent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2002
Nice, malty aroma and fruity taste. Packs quite an alcoholic kick.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2414) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2002
Sweet n’ sourish with hints of yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2003
I admit, I wanted this for the gimmicky glass it came in, but I still don’t know the reason/origin of the glass and base. This was rather mild for a strong ale. The Belgian yeast was there in full force - especially pungent in banana and currant. My main qualm with this was the aluminum/brassy mouthfeel and finish. It was rather distracting and definitely affected the lasting impression. I want one of those glasses though.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5484) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2003
Fruity and malty aroma Dark herry wood, head like whipped cream, a bit gunk floating around. A bit fruit and sweet sherry, but all in all disappointing. Pretty lightbodied.


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