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Brewed by Huisbrouwerij Sint Canarus
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Deinze-Gottem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Traditional and natural top-fermenting brown beer, bottle-conditionned.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl @ the brewery. Brown color, with creamy head. Aroma: malts, yeasty. Flavor: roasted malts coming through with some caramel or chocolate hint. Medium bodied. Taste: sweet, malts, hoppy, little bitterness. Dry aftertaste. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
(Bottle 33 cl) Beautiful, clear, orangey brown close to mahogany. Nice and lasting beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and alcohol. A fairly solid and vinous body with some notes of dried fruit and lots of roasted malt and some port. Dry, lightly hoppy finish. Quite delicate really. 041106

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ha1ag (739) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2006
33 cl bottle. Red-brown color, roasted malts coming through with some caramel or chocolate hint. nicely composed beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle. Red-brown body, beige head. Malty aroma, esters, yeast, caramel, some fruits, nuts. Sweet, chocolat, spicy, caramel flavour. Malty finish. Full-bodied beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
schuimkroaat (423) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2006
33 cl bottle. Best before 2 years after the bottling date, which is...? Murky red-brown with a multitude of whirling bubbles. The initially abundant and boisterous beige head quickly collapses to thick lace. Nose of yeast and warm, dry biscuits with roasted walnuts. Sweet and a bit tart in a fruity way, with roasted coffee and nutty flavours. Very gentle bitter aftertaste, reminding of chicory powder. A surprisingly dry and sharp finish with strong carbonation and light alcoholic warmth.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21504) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
Bottle. Hazy red brown coloured with a medium sied off white head. Aroma of ascorbic acid, malts and spices. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, fruits and dried fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
Deep brown beer with a beige head. Malty, caramel and dark fruit sweet aroma with a vague chocolate note. Malty, light chocolate sweet flavor with a notes of dried dark fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2009 2009-10-17, draught at Spuyten Duyvil, New York, 5-5-6-3-11=30
Hazy dark amber color; creamy head. It smells a bit of old tap, and yeast. It’s too much carbonated, caramel flavor, a bit woody; the final bitterness is too much for a Belgian Ale. It seems that this beer has suffered.

2006-05-13, bottle, 7-4-6-3-14=34
Dark brown color; thin head. The aroma is malty, with caramel and malt fruitness. The taste has some caramel and a lot of candi sugar, light cookies; the mouthfeel is too thin. Not bad, but they should use more malt and less candi.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2006
Sweet and quite pruney aroma, with the typical notes of dark fruits for a belgian strong ale like this. Dark brown body with a reddish tint, small off-white head. Prunes and sweetness in the flavor, notes of some brandy, maybe a hint of apple, light alcohol in the end. Nice and decent, but not spectacular.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5333) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Draft. Nose is sweet malts and light spice on the brown bodied beer. Taste brings out more sweet maltiness, ripe fruits, dark chocolate, light spice, and hints of cocoa. Body is medium with a mild carbonation feel. Finishes sweet with a light spice profile, choco-notes and light floral hops.


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