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

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RATINGS: 2137   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2940) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (5503) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
*Old rating, best before 06/12/07. Dickflüssig-dunkel. Röstmalz, dunkle Früchte, moderat herb, karamellig-süßlicher, fruchtiger Nachgeschmack. Lecker.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (5704) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
pours hazy medium dark golden orange with a small white-orange head, minimal retention and lacing. strong bubblegum and caramel, sweetish toasted nutty maltiness, some fruitiness - golden raisins, very yeasty - spicy dill and others spices, booze, some sweetness - golden candi and brown sugar, minerals. lively to average carbonation, medium body - oily; very boozy and assertive woodsy-grassy-spicy-peppery finish. o-k.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ferrinche (30) - Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN - FEB 23, 2015
Dejando de lado lo curioso de su vaso, se trata de una muy buena Strong Ale, además su disponibilidad es bastante alta. La espuma desaparece relativamente pronto, pero su sabor es intenso, al estilo de una típica Ale belga. Si te gustan este tipo de cervezas es claramente recomendable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (756) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle - deep chestnut with a thin light brown head. Aroma of bubblegum, clove, alcohol and yeast. Taste of cloves and oak followed by bubblegum, yeast and light bitterness with a sour hint. Medium oily body, prickly carbonation, lightly warming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
v.zoltan (95) - HUNGARY - APR 3, 2015
Vöröses narancssárgás szín, vékony szürkésfehér habbal. Illata karamellás éleszt?s és f?szeres. Ízében méz karamell és szárított gyümölcs jelenik meg f?szerességgel. Testes, de egy picit túlságosan is édes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (2461) - Tromsř, NORWAY - APR 5, 2015
Fine vanilla coloured smooth head, near clear honey amber body, no real lacing. Sweet aroma of wheat malts with spices as coriander and clove, big floral bouquet, honey pollen notes. Tastes wheat malts, coriander, clove, honey, caramel, raisin, syrup, stuff of fruits, notes of butterscotch. Soft in the mouth, smooth carbonation. Fruity finish, belgian blended smooth delicious... [special volumetric twin-flask in special wooden holder, from tap@BishopsArmsUmeĺ]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (609) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Nose is butter scotch, some berry, banana, sweet malts. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, some fruity esters, banana, cloves, bread, dough. Mouthfeel is good. An exceptionally ordinary Belgian beer which gets more than it’s fair share of praise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeniorZozo (269) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 1, 2015
Pours amber color with red hint and medium head. Fresh fruit aroma. Strong malty, sweet and spicy taste. No bitterness at all. Strong sweet aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Belgik (72) - Sterrebeek, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2002
Off-white medium firm foam tops a limpid medium-dark amber brew with quite lively medium-fine bubbles. Discreet herb aroma. Bitter-sweet tasting foam, the beer itself sweet herby-malty taste with rather bitter ending. Medium-bodied, this beer is a bit on the sweet side, with a bitter ending, hence in my view lacking balance and individual character.


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