Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.

DenisLD's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, - FEB 5, 2011
330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass...

Aroma - The aroma is quite robust, dominated by fruit notes and hints of caramel. Yeasty and bready. Not the most intense smell in the world but still good.

Appearance - The body is cloudy and has a nice ruby colour to it. The head is of a light caramel kind of colour. Pretty good head retention and lacing.

Taste - Starts out very fruity, with hints of red grape, apple, plum, and even strawberry. This beer is very sweet (perhaps even pushing the sweetness limit a little). The sweetness is enhanced by a caramel-like maltiness, which lingers for quite some time. Some bitter hoppiness is also present. The finish is sweet and bready, with hints of butterscotch. Very tasty, though a bit too sweet! Definitely different from an average Belgian Strong ale.

Palate - Medium-bodied, a little syrupy. At first there is a pretty high level of carbonation, which then decreases and allows the beer to be a little smoother. The alcohol content gives out a warming sensation but does not get in the way of taste all that much.

The drinkability is not that high, even for a Belgian ale. The alcohol hints and the intense sweetness make this beer a sipper at max.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (1438) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Really great match for style. Nice sweet and musky malt scent. Boozy, but the taste hides the true abv. Nice red orange color. Mouth is perfect for style. Full and slight sweet coating. Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaserov (226) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 24, 2016
Color ámbar oscuro (casi granate), translúcido, con capa de espuma blanca de un dedo de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación a tope (tubo de burbujas desde el fondo de la copa a la superficie). Aroma a madera, levadura y algo de alcohol. Simple pero placentero. Sabor dulce (mucho, así que al que no le guste...), maltoso, con final ligeramente alcohólico. Mucho cuerpo. Muy interesante, aunque no llegue a las expectativas que puede crearse uno. Lo verdaderamente interesante es lo peligrosa que es, pues se bebe en 4 tragos sin problema y los 8,4% pueden pasar factura rápido. Cuidadín. No la bebáis a 5 ni a 6º porque se captan menos cosas que a unos 8 o 9º.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raffait (1) - - OCT 18, 2016 does not count
Sicuramente tra le migliori 20 birre belghe in commercio, birra da un gusto inequivocabile

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lupuLust (99) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2016
Sweet belgian strong ale. Absolutely full bodied. Taste of caramel nuts. Had this one in glass and traditional wooden stand.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Boogiewood (8) - Buggenhout, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2016 does not count
caramel, toast, caramel, floral, orange, amber, clear, frothy, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, medium sweetness, bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rask0lnikov (786) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2016
On tap. Ruby- brownish colour. Thin white head. Caramel, berries, toffee in the aroma. Caramel at first. Dark fruits, hints of berries. Slightly spicy, caramelly finish. Spicy, slightly alcocholy notes in the aftertaste. Rather medium bodied, medium carbonated, quite drinkable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Banzale (64) - FRANCE - OCT 13, 2016
Acheter à Tabac&co palais des bières dans famiflora à dottignies. Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur cuivré foncé tire sur le brun. La mousse est inexistante . Au nez épicé et malté, bonne carbonnisation. En bouche c’est en effet malté, caramélisé à souhait , note vanillé douce , malté comme il faut , le tout sur une point de sucre. Fin de bouche douxceet moelleuse Bien ! Car c’est un grand classique dans son genre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1715) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Pours an amber color with a large, well-retaining, khaki colored head. Has a hand-soapy nose. Notes of caramel and clove as well. Flavors resemble the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (714) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 9, 2016
Clear copper, strong white head. Aroma: baked apples, caramel, spices. Taste: sweet with spicy bitterness and light tartness. Flavour: apples in caramel, warming spicy alcohol, light bisquit and roasted bread notes. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (1048) - MOns, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2016
Robe brune, mousse peu persistante. Nez élégant sur des notes fruitées, épicées et maltées. Bouche fraîche et fruitée, milieu de bouche un peu creux, belle finale fruitée. Une classique bien faite.

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