Brewed by De Block Brouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Peizegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Strong ale with a mild taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2004
Inelegant coriander coupling furiously with very dry orange rinds...Faint chocolatey sweetness in the ferocious dusty yeast...A touch of red pepper riding the forceful carbonation...The finish is bubbles and tiny citrus fruit...Not a bad beer, but very rash and somewhat chaotic...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Hazed amber color with a fluffy/rocky dark cream colored head. Yeast and pale malt nose, with a hint of floral sweetness. Not a lot to this aroma. Certainly does not seem to be 8%. Acidic malt, along with rust and blood make for a full complex flavor, that is most unsatisfying. Dry acidic/acetic finish. Quite unremarkable and mild for a strong.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
CapFlu (4476) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2004
(3cl bottle) Pours a large, beige head and a red-amber body. There is much peppery sediment and activity in the glass. Head doesn't dissipate even after 5 minutes. Yeast and oranges nose.Very sour, yeasty and coriander flavour. Tinny finish. Awful stuff! Yuck.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2004
Deep amber hue with a nice presentation, a big fluffy head that doesn't want to leave. Aroma is yeasty, fruity (cherries, peaches, oranges, spicy banana). Taste is also quite yeasty with the malt profile being honey-ish and dry. Give this 12% alcohol and there's definitely a sambuca flavor in there. Very very similar to the Satan Gold and not quite worth hunting..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2004
This is a decent Belgian Strong Ale. Spicy, and some sweet and sour flavors. Finishes clean, crisp, and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Deep red/copper color with an ample, frothy beige head. Sweetness in the nose and in the flavor. Great label but not so great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Bottle. Cloudy redish orange color. Sour and spice aroma. A bit of sour malt and sweet hops. Not all that impressive, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2004
11.2 oz capped bottle: water orange blood pours from the bottle. . . capped with a retentive, white plasma. Anise, fruit cake, peach fuzz, sour pale malt, clove stick and strawberries make up an interesting, though light aroma. Nice creamy palate that has a slight grainy/sugar quality that I like. Flavours are okay - peaches, bananas, and a slight sourness. Long moist, bitter dough finish that has an interesting fruity quality. Nothing spectacular, but just good enough to keep it interesting. . .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - FEB 4, 2004
Open slowly! A quick eruption out of the bottle. A cloudy orange color with a light beige and large head. A scent of spices left in a dank basement. A sweet & sour thing going on in the flavor with caramel, fruit and spice tones. Alcohol noticeable but doesn't overwhelm. A bit thin feeling but overall, not a bad brew on this cold snowy eve.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2003
Not red, but orange colored. Licorice aroma and flavor. Rather alcoholic. Sweetish with just a bit of malt. Unremarkable beer.

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