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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 1948   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.


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3.9
   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goleiro (133) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kacyper (275) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
luisfelizola (23) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 7, 2014
Cobre com ótima espuma. Frutas, boa carbonatação, acidez. Alcoólica, esquenta um pouco.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cenzura (27) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Aroma: Dried fruits and a lot of sweet malts. Taste: Very sweet, raisins, candied fruits and a little bit of clove on aftertaste. Really full body and a little oily texture. Nice head, great lacing and average carbonation. Very good beer. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 13PLN (bottle).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RenataLF (21) - - SEP 4, 2014
Levemente amarga e residual seco. Uma boa opção por ser uma cerveja de cor cobre de sabor leve.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ferit (132) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Mooi donker bruin donker goud. Schuim middelmatig. Br van het bier af ruik je al dat hij een zeer fruitige geur heeft. Stroperig en zoet in de mond. Maar toch verfrissend. Voor sommige kan hij te zoet zijn maar ik vind hem lekker. Toch mis ik iets bitters. Een van de betere ales die ik gedronken heb.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milo91hd (107) - Lecce, ITALY - SEP 3, 2014
Bottiglia. Colore ambrato carico con una schiuma cremosa fine e persistente. L’aroma richiama malto e spezie mentre al palato attacco in maniera dolce con caramello e frutta, finisce invece con un bel amaro caldo per niente fastidioso. Corpo medio con carbonazione bassa. Peccato non averla bevuta nel suo bicchiere caratteristico.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (705) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 30, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 25.10.2015. Pours red amber with off-white head. The small head stays for a moment. Aroma is fruits, yeast, potatoes, burnt sugar. Flavor is very sweet, caramel, malt, burnt sugar, fruits, and yeast. Finish is malty sweet with some alcohol. Overall: well made, but not among my favorites.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BitchPls (548) - 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 (273) - 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.


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