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

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RATINGS: 2023   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2005
Not bad. Has a bit of butterscotch and yeast in the nose. Pours out to a cloudy amber-gold color with finely beaded white head. Starts out with some toffee-like malty sweetness and ends with a light alcohol sensation. A few light fruit and spice notes, but nothing strong.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2005
cork. toatly supprised by the smell. kind of musty, malty and fruity. taste is malty and fruity grapes. kind of a faded red color large head dissapates quickly. a decent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2005
Bottle. Amber-red with small head. Pleasently malty-sweet and fruity with alcohol in the mix. Quite drinkable, though not that memorable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (3839) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2006 Draught at Dulle Griet. Redbrown with a large creamy beige head. Aroma moderatkle malty (roasted, nutty, caramel), light/moderate hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet, light/moderate bitter. Medium body, soft carbonated. Bottle, in Gent. Dark golden with off-white head, almost lasting. Excellent lacings. Aroma and flavor of fruit, brown sugar and distinct of hops. Medium body, oily, soft carbonation. A very fine beer in total balance. 6-4-7-4-14/3,5.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21094) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2005
Bottled. Dark copper coloured, bubby/foamy head. Plummy fruitish aroma with caramellish hints. Halfbitter plummy fruitish flavour. Malty aftertaste and sticky palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PIVOMAN (15) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2005
When you see this beer come on the table, the glass is a desire for the eye, but the taste of the beer is not super. So, most of the points I gave a for the presentation

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2785) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours a cloudy amber color with a light tan. aromas of spices, citrus, fruit, and sweet malts. Flavor is carbonated, citrus, and fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle 58F Trappist glass, Aroma is very floral, very sweet candi notes. A very rapidy diminishing white head, I walked away to put down the bottle I came back and the head was gone. Very light amber color and very clear. Slightly sweet malts, with just a touch of roasted malts, hint of cherry, bit of decaf coffee, finishes slightly dry, nothing very complex. It holds a very light palate. With light carbonation. It seems a bit light for a Belgian Strong, the alcohol is masked very well. Not bad but not in the same class as the Rochefort 8. Still enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2006
A rich beer. Draft @ the Abbaye in Philly. A rich amber color. Sweet caramel, syrupy, spicey, fruit. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
greenmanalishi (483) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2006 750ml bottle. Pours reddish amber with a medium-sized, off-white head. Malt, nut, fruity, complex taste but I agree with the reviewer who noted that the lingering sweetness "masks the depth of the beer" and there is also a slight metallic edge at times. Still, a very interesting and drinkable ale.


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