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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1948   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2497) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2002
Sweet n’ sourish with hints of yeast.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5637) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2003
Amber, huge head on mine (not a great pour on my part) that eventually settled. Noticable alcoholy, bit of sediment in the bottle (may have been my bad pour again) Dry finish. Worth trying. The glass is cool, the beer average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2004 I don’t think this was bottle conditioned, althought It certainly could have done with that. Goes down pretty easy but the alcohol was pretty noticable. Good, but not up there with other Belgians. I think I may buy this again, considering that there is a boxset with that interesting glass avaliable in a local supermarket.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emotv (351) - Izmir, TURKEY - JUL 18, 2004
Such a nice beer.I didn’t drink it with it’s special glass but it really taste sweet.I taste it years ago so some my knowlage fade away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Pours a translucent amber with a full whipped head. The yeast they used is very low flocculating. Aromas of buiscuit malt and some, but little candi sugar. Flavor is sweet but the palate is thin. No hops whatsoever. Very one-dimensional. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2005
red/amber in colour with cloudy yeasty hugh. sweet floral aroma of hops. strong malty tatse with very warm mouthfeel like chillies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2005
Powerful beer. Strong, thick nose with candied sugar notes. Backed up in the mouth with more thickness, high powered toffee and a touch of spice. A little burn in the finish unbalanced the beer a bit but still a nice drop.

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