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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.


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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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KW92 (276) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (20) - 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 !

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokitje (14) - - 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

2.9
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
roald76 (21) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Amberkleurig, mooi schuim, caramel en fruittonen, goed doordrinkbaar. Een van mijn favorieten.

3.9
   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.

3.6
   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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haterd (54) - 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

3.7
   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.

2.5
   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.


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