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

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RATINGS: 1940   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.


KajII's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle. The pour was a sparkling clear light to medium brown with a large (3-4 finger) off white frothy head that was mostly diminishing and produced poor lacing. The aroma was very sweet and hoppy with a sweet bread malt, a nice floral hop and a sweet earthy yeast and had notes of caramel, dried dark fruit (raisons and plums) and a strong alcohol presence. The taste was right off the bat, sweet, malty and a tad acidic with a strong caramel note. The flavor then progressed to be a little acetic with a nice dose of dried fruit with the end having a rather strong alcohol flavor that was left lingering for a nice duration after the swallow. Mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body with a dice dry texture and a prickly carbonation. Overall a nice bold tasting Ale with some really nice malt characteristics that you can only get from a really decent Belgian brew.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BitchPls (546) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Clear, amber brown beer with a small white head. Mild toffee and sweet bread aroma. Body is thin to medium. Slightly bitter at first but soon turns sweeter and warmer. Caramel and bread in the taste as well with some hints of alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (239) - LATVIA - AUG 28, 2014
Clear amber with samll white/light yellow cap. Some notes of roasted caramel with mild remaining bitterness on the second part of tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (479) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Amber body with white head. Swett and dried fruits aroma. Taste is some malt sweetness with caramell. Aftertaste is medium bitter balanced by some sweetness and with hints of alcohol. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sam_rates_beer (16) - Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Doesn't try too hard to be something it is not. It is a great flavourful memorable beer. Love it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (242) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 25, 2014
From 0,33l bottle. BBD: 08.10.2015 Pours cloudy amber-red liquid, almost no head. Aroma: raisins, cane sugar, candied fruits, Taste: light sweet, medium bitter, light sour, fruity - candied fruits, raisins, rough bitterness, Palate: full body, oily texture, average carbonation, long bitter sweet finish. Overall: good, pleasant, but expected more, no head, rough bitterness, -lower drinkability, less complex. It is a very good Belgian strong ale, but not something worth die for :)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (222) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 25, 2014
pours clear brown with average white head. aroma is caramel, sugar. sweet alcoholic taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (386) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - AUG 25, 2014
330 ml bottle. Gusher. Nice deep sunrise orange/almost amber, pretty clear, with an average, creamy, not too persistent off white head. On the nose brown sugar, toffee, slightly toasted malts, fruit esters and yeast. Not much alchool, just a hint. Moderately sweet without being cloying, slightly spicy, malty and sugary. Quite velvety and slick. Very clean and refined aftertaste. Ridicolously easy to drink, no way this is a 8.4% beer! Average to lively carbonation, medium body, oily texture. Pleasently surprised, very good BSA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenOver (71) - SLOVENIA - AUG 22, 2014
Aroma is pungent caramel. Pours with little head. A very nice taste, well-balanced, excellent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reynaldg (27) - - AUG 20, 2014
Couleur ambrée profonde, pas de tête de mousse. Arôme puissant de fruits, corps moyen plus, saveurs douces et fruités de cerise. Sympa --- Dirty Google traduction Deep amber color, no head of foam. Powerful aroma of fruit, medium body more, sweet and fruity flavors of cherries. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (571) - POLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle Aroma-fruits, cherry, honey Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-lightly sour, medium bitterness, light sweetness, Palate-full body, oily feel, lively, long finish Overall-very good


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