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

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RATINGS: 2125   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 (4041) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar (2512) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber, medium head. Nice fruity flavor with a crisp hoppy touch and that special yeasty belgian character. A little too sweet in my opinion.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (5288) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2011
bottle@bar: I find the glass to be way cooler than the beer itself, the glass is really a big part of the experience, sweet malts, caramel, some spice, brown, sugar, raisins, slightly bitter, the focus is on the caramel & malt, medium body

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bdunhill (251) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2011
The novalty of the glass ruins the fine aroma and taste of this Belgium beer. It poors with a thick head butt has a great after taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2182) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2011
corked 750ml bottle from City Concorde, Bertrange, Luxembourg!
The beer is amber colored, slightly cloudy, with fine, small and durable foam! Smells very caramelly malty, slightly bitter hoppy. Starts malty and bitter, with lots of caramel in the background. The middle part shows a pleasant hop aroma, which also turn out very bitter. The finish is malty caramelly, again very bitter, with light hop notes. Very intense and delicious beer!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8433) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2011
330 ml bottle. From Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Clear amber colour with average size off-white head. Caramel malt and spices in aroma. Strong sweet caramel, strong maltiness, spices and alcohol in flavour. Alcohol warms. Half the fun is the strange glass but I didn’t have that...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2011
Original rating : april 2005

Head: off-white, large, bubbly/creamy
Colour: dark amber Smell: malts, sweet, oaky, caramel
Taste: start is sweet malts, a bit of yeastyness, then comes in a sweet caramel flavour with a slight biterness underneath, overall taste is sweet, end is oily aftertaste is candy sirup


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