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

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RATINGS: 2122   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1425) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 9, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 incredibly dense, long lasting brownish head in which not the bubbles go up, but rather the drops of beer fall down; dark golden colour and very heavy malty taste with the sweetness of high alcohol content; it is definitely one of the best strong ale

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerManPower (7) - - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
Je la considère comme la meilleure bière de belgique. Goût prononcé de céréale et de houblon. Bière de caractère.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CharlyBeer (118) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
Ma première bière belge et ma préféré: couleur ambrée magnifique, gout pas trop complexe, bonne saveur avec des belles bulles, odeur pas trop marqué. Paefaite dans toutes les situations.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (236) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 ASPETTO: ambrato color whiskey, limpido, bellissimo, con schiuma leggermente giallognola, abbondante, fine e persistente. AROMA: decisamente fruttato e maltato, leggermente speziato. GUSTO: dolce, fruttato (frutta matura). Retrogusto persistente con chiare note di crosta di pane, fenomenale. Corpo strutturato, carbonizzazione media, con bollicine finissime. CONCLUSIONE: birra appagante. Batte soprattutto sui sentori fruttati e maltati, ma non stanca, nonrisulta mai stucchevole.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
an excellent beer. reddish clear amber color and a full bodied aroma of buttery melded malts. The flavor has a good kick to it with a sweet malt flavor and a slight fizz mouth feel.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (187) - HONG KONG - JUN 5, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Excellent Belgian Ale. Caramel and toffee at first, not too yeasty as other Belgian.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kiwi_daz (51) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 24, 2014
I loved everything about this beer, the rich dark mahogany colour, the malty caramel, raisin flavours. It seemed really well attenuated, would definitely drink this again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkelfdvr (12) - GREECE - JUN 9, 2014
This is -i think- one of my fav from the RED ones. Really unique taste and effects. Somehow hard to get anywhere in Greece and expensive, but it’s always worthy. Very tasty and strong. And i love the Glass too. Cheers !

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1420) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle, 0.50l at PirFest Slovenija in 2010. Clear deep amber color with medium creamy tan-like head, good lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of yeast, caramel, dried fruits with some alcohol notes. Taste starts with rich and sweet caramel malt, follows sweet fruity and a bit alcoholic with warming and spicy mouthfeel, while finish is light bitter. Full body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. One of my first and still one of the best Belgian strong ales...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1302) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
Sowieso al heel mooi geschonken in de speciale glazen, is dit een bier met een topsmaak. Een klassieker onder de belgische bieren


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