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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2002
Remarkably unimpressive in my opinion. Sweet, caramel, not as many flavors as i expected and definitely not one of my most memorable belgians.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 11, 2002
Tap. Amber color with no head. Dry, spice, alcohol, banana, and clove.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2003 tap from toronado.... smelled sweet and malty and possibly a hint of smoke or a hint of fresh cut oak, the glass made this beer look perfect, but the flavor was almost a disaster - sweet, hoppish, made me think i was drinking maple syrup, tad thick and flat on the tongue

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2003
One of my favorite styles of beer! A small tan creamy sized head with fine-medium sized bubbles that quickly diminished.The body was carbonated with a dense appearance.The hue was amber and the nose consisted of alcohol, sweet and fruity.There was not much lacing with this beer.The flavor was definitely that of alcohol and it was somewhat bitter tasting.The mouthfeel was tingly on my tongue, fairly smooth and medium bodied.This one was a bit difficult to get down due to the alcohol taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - SEP 8, 2003
As a big fan of this style, I was excited to finally get this one in our state and bought one to try. While I didn't have the famous glass, I had one similar. My impressions were mixed; I maight tend to believe that I got an "aged" bottle after reading these other reviews. It just didn't seem as complex as some of the other Belgians and had almost no head, with almost a sour taste. That being said, it was pretty good, although not my favorite of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2004
On-tap. "If you want to drink it out of a original Kwak glass, you have to leave your left shoe as a pledge! Those glasses are really expensive.” No, the bartender didn’t pull my leg. The downside of visiting a student pub, I’ll guess. I had my beer in a pilsener flute instead.

The colour is pale amber; the finger-thick foam is white and quite compact.

The smell is sourish with some lactose and some sort of hops.

The carbonation was rather strong and a little bit sticky. But at the same time very fresh and descending.

The taste is sourish and very refreshing. The liberal taste of malt is slowly replaced by a lactose-sweetness and bitter hops. Then, a fine body and a mild taste of aromatic hops emerge. There is a touch of wheat beer in the aftertaste with the combination of candy-sweetness and fruity, spicy hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2007
Kraft Caramels that is what this beer reminds me of, but what a great gimmick glass. Page 356 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 296 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
Bottled. Amber coloured with a rather large off-white head. Malty and sweet with notes of caramel, candied sugar, spices and a wee bit of hops.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 1, 2007
Sweet malty candy nose. Spice and toffee follow. Red, small head. moderate lacing left. Flavors, caramel, sugary floral hops. spice. a bit too sugary sweet for me. Full body, warm, well balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (13926) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 02/2007 ...Ruby colour with an odd aroma, malty bitter with long linger and odd after taste. 1.4

bottle at home ... ruby ... small tan head ... protien bits floating ... sweet toffee ... berry fruits ... sweet fruits ... soft berry ... quite bananana ... 2.9


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