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


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RATINGS: 2100   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (799) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Salmaneser (47) - BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Hazy dark orange beer, brownish white head. Weak, sweet aroma, the caramel is obvious, with some dark red fruits. Taste is ok, but nothing special, sweet with hints of caramel and mokka, light bitter aftertaste. Only special because of the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KW92 (272) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 25, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa bursztynowa, klarowne. Piana drobna, wysoka, długa.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny. Słodowość, goździki. W tle lekkie akcenty karmelowe. Odrobina ziół i owoców.
SMAK: Słodki karmelowo-słodowy. Wysokie nasycenie. Alkohol dobrze schowany.
OGÓLNIE: Zbyt słodki w smaku. Brakuje kontrastu. Pod tym względem do mnie nie przemawia, ale poza tym jest O.K.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (18) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
Au nez, des notes de caramel avec en léger soutien des arômes amères genre agrumes (pamplemousse ?). En bouche, bière très ronde et très agréable. Le caramel est là sans être écoeurant et on retrouve des douceurs fruitées genre orange, pêche. Un très bel équilibre pour un produit standard mais de belle qualité !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokitje (13) - - MAY 25, 2015
Aroma caramel and Malts light brown\amber appearence with foam quickly disappearing flavor malts light alcohol caramel sweetness candylike but also a little bitterness on the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ramboraffe (995) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
330 ml bottle. Sweet spicy yeasty with herbs. Sweet with low bitterness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
roald76 (20) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Amberkleurig, mooi schuim, caramel en fruittonen, goed doordrinkbaar. Een van mijn favorieten.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleble (26) - - MAY 12, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Bottiglia. Bevuta alcuni anni fa e versata in un particolare bicchiere ne esaltava le caratteristiche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtnw (7) - POLAND - MAY 5, 2015 does not count
.33 bottle. Balanced belgian strong ale. Pretty dark copper color, lively carbonation. Malty, fruity, yeasty. Enjoyable and worth tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2302) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle enjoyed at Jarmann Gastropub
Copper hazy, thin beige head. Smell of belgian yeast esters, caramel, banana and grassy hops. Medium sweet, malty, more caramel, fruity malts. Moderate bitter, grassy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haterd (53) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Lekker, bijzonder bier. Volle smaak die ik niet goed kan beschrijven. Bijkomend is het mooie speciale glas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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