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

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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong ale with a mild taste.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2894) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
I don’t know if I am colour biased with beers but this seemed the better of the Block brouwerij ’satanists’. Poured a chestnut copper, opaque, with a lot of pasty yeast sediment floating about. High amount of fine carbonation produced a huge whipped cream head that rose an ˝" out of the chalice lip. Musty fruit nose with a light toffee and burnt sugar note that softened as I downed it. Soft pulped fruit, flavours in the mouth, light biting carbonation yet reasonably smooth. Sweet toffee, caramel, mangoes and a little banana work unusably together to make quite a balance of normally sweet flavours that fail to become cloying. Quite long in the swallow, lightly warming and similar to the palate in its pronounced fruity esters. Holds its alcohol remarkably well, like its golden brother. Deadly sessionable, simple and easy. A nice easy drinker, and with summer fast approaching it may be my poison.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Out of a bottle. Aroma citrus,caramel and yeast. Taste was interesting a bit of orange and cranberry, sweet malt. It poured a nice dark amber with a huge pillowy off white head. Palate was medium bodied with a sort of tart finish to it. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2005 Pours a fiendish hellfire red, like the leathery skin of Belzebuth himself. Aroma is cranberry and tangy citrus, with the former taking centerstage. Taste is more fruit, most notably cranberry, orange, and a bit of pineapple. Alcohol is very well hidden. Interesting beer. More like a lambic than a Belgian strong ale. Quite tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2005
(Bottled) Hazy darkish amber with a medium head and a bit lemonadey carbonation. Caramely-sweet aroma with dried fruit, grapefruit and plums, also some bitter hops. Flavor of slightly unfermented, sweetish malt, dried and fresh fruit and smooth hops. Some sourness, too. Medium-bodied, quite smooth palate with a bit foamy carbonation. Not as sweet as I expected. Quite acceptable, nicely tart, but sweetish and a bit raw.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2005
33cl bottle. Amber with a reddish glow, with a big head. Sweet sugar aroma, with an alcohol touch. Smooth flavour. Long finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Bottle served in my NB worthy glassware:

Pours a coppery hue with nice lasting fluffy head and excellent lace, more than a few floaties. The aroma has notes of sour apple and watermelon, floral and grassy hops, bready and pale malts, and some dusty yeast esters. The taste folows suit with an initial dose of sour fruit, bready malts, and yeasty overtones. The finish has a bit of bitterness and woody character with a dash of allspice. The feel is very average, but the ABV is well hidden. Overall a good beer and worth a try but it is still nothing that special.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2005
Amber/orange with a huge fluffy, but colapsing head which leaves excellent lacing. Sour and slightly malty aroma. Sour fruit flavour with a considerable amount of yeastiness. Only a little bitter at the end. Appreciable amount of warming alcohol at the end which is appropriate, subtly satanic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Dark golden with a reddish glow. Flat, greasy looking head sticking to the glass. Appears more full-bodied with less pronounced alcohol than it’s golden sibling. To be preferred of the two. 040798

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle - 11.2 oz] Slightly hazy copper pour with a lot of carbonation. Aroma is rather sweet with a flowery, yeasty aroma with hints of citrus and grass. Very sweet and citrusy flavor with a mild yeast undertone and hints of lemon and a spicy hoppiness at the end. A little watery but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Pours with an amber body topped by a thick head with some lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and flowery with a slight yeastiness and a touch of lemon. The flavor is sweet and slightly medicinal with a touc of flowers and a littl lemon. Medium bodied, slightly warming and tingly.


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