Brewed by Brouwerij Roman
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oudenaarde, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2010 33cL bottle playing dealer’s choice in Ghent for Tour de France. A rather strange taste I can’t quite place; average ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6929) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2007
Big white head. Yellow body. Mealy, rubbery aroma. Sweetish spicy milky yeasty aroma with wheaty and toffeeish notes. Rounded, sharpish mouthfeel. Dry, grassy mealy milky aftertaste. Nice, but a bit dull. (0.33l bottle from Dorstvlegel, Antwerp.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2007
From bottle at Camargue, Antwerpen. Hazy, deep golden colour, medium off-white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma with hints of peach. Moderate sweet and fruityflavours with a rather more bitter finish. Well-carbonated. Enjoyable, but not very original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Golden, moderate head. The aroma has notes of fruit and the flavour is sweetish with a lot of fruit/citrus and a dash of caramel and spice, mostly coriander. A charming one, makes me think of Duvel...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2007
A nice and good tasting beer that you can compare like duvel. Not that full bodied and not so strong but still a very nice beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2007
From a 11.2 oz. stubby bottle with a freshness date in the lower right hand corner, sampled at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. Poured a clear orangey golden with frothy, rocky, bubbly white head, good retention, small amount of laced sticking. An estery nose of apples, bananas and small whiffs of alcohol, a light sweet maltiness in the background, not much else. Good carbonation and a crisp, dry, smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel. Pleasant tasting, if not average, kinda of bland and inoffensive, the alcohol is noticeable right from the start by providing at sharp sting on tongue, warming in the palate, followed by tastes of sour apples and bananas, sugary malts, a light spicy bite towards the end, and a finish of apples, sweet malts and alcohol. I too found this to be overpriced for what it is worth, I paid $14.99 for a four pack, too much, not worth it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stefano (1913) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
Cloudy amber colour, good head that remains and nice lacing. Aroma with notes of alcohol and hops. Sweet flavour, medium to full body, almost lively carbonation. Moderately sweet malty fruity taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5319) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 1, 2007
330 ml Bottle. Dark clear golden with a big white head. Aroma has some kind of sugar sweetness, fruit and yeast. Flavor is sweet, spicy, fruity and some alcohol. A bit warming alcohol aftertaste. A pleasant straight forward strong Belgium ale that’s trying to copy Duvel. Duvel is still a bit better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue). Spicier cleaner yeast than in many Belgian beers - but present throughout. Fairly malty with suprising fruity depths for such a pale beer. Fairly sweet but without too much alcohol apparent. A little tartness but not enough to make this particularly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (15762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2007
Bottled at the Belgian Embassy in Oslo. Had the young mr Roman serving it, a really friendly and nice guy. The beer is golden, and unclear, with a white head. The nose is a bit weak, grassy and sweet. The flavor is more towards hay than grass, but there’s sweetness there too. A full bodied beer with a spicy finish. Decent, nothing special. I prefer the Ename series from this brewer. (070103)

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