Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfbass (1101) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 7, 2011
Il colore è bell’ambrato con schiuma compatta. Aroma classico dello stile ma secondo un pò povero. In bocca è tutto da copione, dolciastra e con poco carattere. Mi aspettavo di più.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eells (64) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2011
I tried it at a belgian sampling at the Muddy Pig in st paul in 2008. It wat one of my favorite belgian style, nice mix of malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2011
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at least two year old one) Poured mahogany coloured and quite clear. Head was medium sized, fizzy and it disappeared quickly. Aroma had raisins, citricness, mead and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were raisins, malts, mildly sweetness, fruitiness, mead and bitterness. Aftertaste was dry and sweet. I suppose ageing hasn’t done good to this one. I should have drunk this as fresh. Aroma was superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Smells malty and alcoholic. Tastes similar. The palate is uncomplex. However, this is delicious with a Reuban sandwich at Momma Goldberg’s in Birmingham.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3810) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2011
Tap Bier Central, Antwerp: Clear amber coloured brew i never rated earlier, but now the time is right to do it. Subtle sweet coloured brew and fine sweet bitter finish. An true classic beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
Pours light golden brown with a thick beige head. Clear with very little visible carbonation. Aroma is malty with a lot of ester (yeast), burned sugar and spices. A light roasted note as well. Medium bodied and slightly dry. Taste is sweet and pretty alcoholic with a fruity touch. Finishes quick but have a nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeanneman (3) - - JUL 20, 2011 does not count
A nice amber beer. The original glass definitely adds to the experience, but the beer itself is good enough to make me smile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2013
On tap at Café Centraal. Clear amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is fruity with yeast, sugar and light booze. Taste is sweet and fruity with candi sugar, dark fruit, yeast, esters and mild banana.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aronvarga (441) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 1, 2013
Tap @ Belgian Brasseie Henri. Clear, deep amber color, long-life medium sized foamy off-white head, sweet spicy and fruity aroma, medium body, slight sweet fruity and caramel taste, fruity palate with spicy hoppy notes. Pleasant well-balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (3099) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2013
From the 330 ml. bottle marked C-CI-CABF-3.28-18:20. The pour is chestnut amber with reddish hues, decent carbonation leading up to a quick lasting off white head. Belgian sugar, yeast, bready malts, dark fruit, and a vague earthy hop note speckle the aroma. Medium to full body and smooth. Very sweet flavor but alcohol well-integrated. No real bitterness. Drinkable.

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