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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 2011   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2007
Bottle. Orange coloured with mostly diminishing white head. Beutifull balanced aroma with fruits and malt. Slightly sweet malt, orange and fruit-acids. Average finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Pours a crystal-clear amber with a quickly diminishing white head that fades completely. Fruity and malty. so so. Nothing special really. Mild yeasty notes apparent too.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of caramel malts and apples. Pours cloudy, full of sediments. Color is a deep orange-amber with a patchy white head. Very, very sweet caramel taste. Some alcohol in the finish. Palate is smooth but some cloying.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - APR 15, 2007
A beatiful amber colour with a lasting head. The aroma is dominated by caramel notes, a bit nutty. The taste is not that strong. A bit watery. Hints of fruits and wood but very simple beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours a clouded amber brown with a tan head. Nose is orange peels and chalky almost. Flavor is severely impacted with alcohol tones. It is the first thing I get. On following tastings, it is not there so much, but it definitely hits you on the tail end too, lingering in the back of your mouth. Feel is standard. Low carbonation. Drinkable, sure. But with this style, there are so many better choices out there I think. The excess of alcohol on the flavor just kills the whole experience I think.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmbeer (1253) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Bottle- poured amber with large white head, nice. Aroma of malt, a little alcohol, a few hops. Hits the mouth with a good size malt body, alcohol is slightly noticeable, finish a bit underwhelming- hops are noticeable, the finish drops off sharply. Not bad, but not great either.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4559) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Pours a dark amber with light caramel colored head. Dark fruit, bread, brown sugar, caramel, and alcohol. Pretty standard belgian, uninteresting, and the alcohol comes through too much. Its not a bad beer, its just not very good for the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle. Amber coloured with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel and red fruit. Flavour had plenty of molasses, spice and a sweet finish. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFanDan17 (1019) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 8, 2008
(cleaning out my beer bottle collection as pictured in my profile and utilizing ratebeer.com) As I recall, this is a nice strong ale. Malty and drinkable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2008
Flakey amber, lacing & thick beige head. Sweet syrupy aroma, sweet pear, apple pie. Similar sweet flavor, syrupy fruits & maltiness, some hops and alcohol. Very simple. Medium bodied, smoothly carbonated, a bit syrupy mouthfeel. It’s all about the glass.


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