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


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RATINGS: 1956   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.

rwgould's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 7, 2012
0.33l bottle from LCBO. Served in a tulip. Pours a transparent dark brown, with a thin off-white head, tons of carbonation. Aroma: Strong notes of caramel, malt, nuts. Faint hints of banana, vanilla. Palate: Medium bodied, smooth, slightly fizzy, easy finish. Taste: Fairly sweet, slight bitterness in the finish. Very malty. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
camoes (124) - PORTUGAL - SEP 29, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18E). AROMA: sweet malty aromas, reminiscent of caramel. no hop aromas. spicy alcohol notes. APPEARANCE: deep amber color and translucent. average tanned head with good retention. pronunced lacing. TASTE: sweet malty flavour with notes of caramel. very low bitterness with a sweet finish. PALATE: medium-light body with medium carbonation. some alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a belgian ale that is less complex than its competition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daanminator (92) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
Wat een geweldig bier is dit zeg. Zowel geen schuimkraag maar het kwakglas, de smaak en het bouquette maken dit voor mij een van mijn favorieten.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lobs_ols (98) - LATVIA - SEP 27, 2014
Medium transparent brown, strong beige head. Definite abbey cellar-dubbel on the nose. Taste - warming alcohol mixed with very distinct caramel malt and some cellar notes. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2997) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at Anchorage Sheffield; clear amber pour with a creamy beige head, caramel and nut aroma, taste is caramel sweet with some light yeast esters, candied sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DomD (63) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Aromas of caramel with hints of apple. Pours a clear amber that looks great. A light sweet taste. Between medium and full bodied, with creamy texture, and slightly bitter finish. A really great Belgian Ale, rich and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1199) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Pours amber with a big cream head that fades to a light layer of froth. The taste is rick with caramel, banana, bread and warming alcohol. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (312) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2014
Copper color, tiny beige head. Yeasty nose, dried fruit, candi sugar, hints of caramel malt and alcohol. Sweet taste, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, light spicy. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
digopossobon (291) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 21, 2014
3ª da noite... A maior curtição é o copo diferenciado e a galera olhando desconfiada! Fora isso, a cerva é boa também! A coloração é âmbar e turva, com efervescência contínua, que dá um efeito bem interessante e com o copo, único. O creme é acastanhado e denso, bela formação. Aroma bastante suave. O gosto é bastante complexo. Percebi noz moscada, mel de flores diversas, bem suave, sem acidez. Retrogosto herbal. Cereja. Até o garçom ficou com o olho comprido! hehehehehehe!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goleiro (138) - Lublin, POLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Aromat i smak dość odmienne - zapach belgijski, nieco alkoholowy, triplowy. Smak złożony, lekko karmelowy, słodowy i landrynkowy. Bardzo ciekawy. Piana niska, barwa bursztynowo-miedziana, przyjemny posmak. Bardzo dobre belgijskie piwo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kacyper (283) - Lublin, POLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Aromaty karmelowe, słodowe, alkohlowe, belgijskie, cukierkowe, landrynkowe. W smaku alkoholowe lekko kwaśne. Odczycie w ustach wyklejające, gęste. Overall: Jedno z dziwniejszych piw jakie dane było mi pić.

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