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


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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Strong ale with a mild taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2004
Amber color, medium sweet yeasty aroma and taste, light body, light alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2004 Dark orange colour. Small head. Strong aroma of spices and citrus. Sweet and yeasty flavour. Some spicy notes in finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2004
Bought in the bottle from the excellent "Beers of Europe" shop near Kings Lynn. Mid brown colour. Dry-ish. Quite a subtle taste given itís strength. Definatly didnít taste like an 8%er

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Iíve had this twice from 2 differant batches. Both about a year from BB date. It looks good in the glass. Like an orangey colored Duvel. THats where all comparison stops. Smells bizarre,like spoiled grapes,yeast and sex sweat. Tasted like I poured a bad Belgian sour down the wifes butt crack several times after a long hot session. If you died and went to hell this is probably what youíd be forced to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Pours deep orange/copper with fluffy head initially. Nose is mildly fruity with yeastyness. Flavor is sweet and malty. The candi sugar is very apparent. Slight acidic, alcohol character in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2004
Bottled - Oxford BF. A slight reddish tinge to this otherwise blonde beer. The aroma is yeasty alcohol. The taste is fruity, slightly spicy and has a candy sugar dubbel like character. However itís all a bit unbalanced and weird. Not a good Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1972) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2004
Cloudy copper coloured with a creamy off-white head. Lightly yeasty aroma with some light fruit. Mild yeasty flavour with light fruits and a slight bitter finish. Not particularly smooth or balanced, but sort of quite good overall. I shall have to have another, it could grow on me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1870) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Red-orange with a huge, fluffy white head. Excellent retention with thick lacing. Very hazy with lots of yeast particles suspended throughout. Yeasty aroma, dusty, musty, cobwebby and plummy. Mildly yeasty flavor quickly turns bitter, then stingingly, cloyingly sweet/tart. Bitter finish is long lasting. A tad unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8817) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Devilishly good... oh, the bad jokes. Beautiful cloudy reddish beer with a thich off-white head and sticky lace. Gorgeous spicy aroma, coriander, clove, black pepper. Caramel and toffee malts. Nice malty flavour with spicy phenols and esters and some light apple fruitiness. A bit of yeasty character as well. A touch over-carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Cloudy amber color,nice sized off white head that faded slowly and left behind a nice lace.Nice fruity aroma with a bit of spice and hops and a somewhat sweet side to it.Nice fruity flavor with a slight sourness coming through at the beginning and a mild hop flavor and just a slight hint of spice.Not bad but iím going to have to go against the flow and say the Gold was better then this brew.

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