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

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common

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RATINGS: 1941   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.


3.1
   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 (2491) - 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 (5623) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7790) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Suspended globs upon pouring. Red brick in color, large and lasting foam. Stale, musty yeast in the nose, with hints of barnyard, caramel, spice and red fruits. Flavor is dry and funky, sprucey and thin, with stale malts and boozy fruits, Really sweet and thin. I surely prefer the Tripel.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2005
(Draught) Medium amber, smallish head. Malt aroma. Malty flavor with yeast and spices.


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