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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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It has an equally exquisite taste as Piraat but combined with the finest hops.


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JanEric (978) - Meppel, - NOV 4, 2012
From a package of the Lidl. Amber, minimal head., flat beer. Aroma is sweet, some fizzling in the mouth, with minimal citrus, some artificial aroma even. Sweetish taste, alcoholic, medium body, reasonable finish. Not so good at all.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3583) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Dangerously drinkable though there is a fair note of booze here. Pours murky orange with good head and lacing. Lots of floral yeast. Sweet and lightly bitter mix, with a touch of boozy sugar and some astringency. Tap at Maxs.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Deu (679) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at home. Hazy golden color. Big white head. Full body and medium carbonation. Belgian yeast. Taste alcohol and a little bit of sugar. Almost no bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dagimp (698) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
From one of those funky Euro 330 bottles into a Duvel tulip. Pours a nondescript blondish. With tons of frothy white head. Sticky cloud lacing. Great Belgian and hoppy head. Mouthfeel is moderate to heavy. Taste is hot with significant yeast flavor and nondescript hops. Very good Belgian ipa or more likely IIPA. Not my favorite style but very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle split at 6DN, Aberdeen, 21/06/14. Lightly hazed orange amber with a well appointed off beige covering that retains well. Nose is dark fruits, light metallic wash, bitter orange, caramelised sugars, grassy, light booze. Taste comprises yeast esters, boozey rinse, light tropical fruit, candied sugars, booze, dates, dried apricot, cotton candy. Full bodied, fine carbonation with a little prickle, boozey notes in the close. Ok Belgian strong.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Necscv (16) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Aroma is woody. Balanced taste, apples, soda-water, dry white wine. Cherry, syrupy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/16/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, light pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and solid complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast spice and hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange, pear, apple, pepper, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian strong pale ale. Good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2014
New Beer Distributors, NYC ($5): Pours an orange golden colour with a head of white froth. Aroma is fruity citrus and toffee and sugar and stuff. Has a pretty typical Belgian-made BSA taste. Hops are certainly there in some capacity. Anyway, it was pretty good. Alcohol was well-covered.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
agent_persik (355) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2014
Slightly hazy amber color, big white head. Aroma of malt, wood, spice, plum and alcohol. Taste has caramel, malt, spice, apple, dry fruits, hops - mostly sweet with subtle sourness and gently bitter hoppy finish and spicy aftertaste. Full body and strong carbonation, warming alcohol burn. Decent Belgian ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2387) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle at six degrees north. Thanks to Mr Bois for the pour. Clearish amber colour with an steadfast off white head. Aroma is light tart, alcohol, spicy hop. Some really hot alcohol. Flavour is caramel, stale hop, onion touch of citrus, Belgian yeast. Palate is soft carbonation semi sweet. Perhaps not the freshest bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at Six Deg Abz. It pours cloudy amber with a thick white head. The nose is earthy, dough, wood, dusty and fresh bread. The taste is bitter, spicy, doughy, wood, pear, apple, candy, melon, grainy, hay, sugar and alcohol with a boozy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit sweet and hot. A step below the duvel trip hop.


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