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

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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3604) - Sabro, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2006
Draught. Amber colour with a nice creamy mostly lasting head. Aroma and taste of malts and fruits. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2006
Draught. Nice creamy long lasting head. Color is amber. Aroma is sweet with malts and fruit. Taste is sweet and fruity.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (3075) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Sampled at Riverís Bend from 11.2 oz bottle... Straw/golden color, clear. Lively carbonatoin with a decent white head. Aroma and flavor are yeast and straw. There is also a subtle spiciness and tartness. Somewhat dry finish. Mouthfeel is smooth. I liked the bottle of the bottle after stirring up the yeast in the bottom of the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5541) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Nice pour, a golden straw color with a jillion bubbles and a dense white head that dissolves in chunks. The aroma is grainy and sweet, yeasty, with pulpy stoned fruits and a peppery spiciness. Very light and fluffy in the mouth. Itís sweet and dry with a mild, almost citric tartness and a continuance of the peppers along with other warm spices. Dry finish. Nice.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2006
Golden beer with white head. Flavour with malts, cereal, quite earthy. Tatse this beer many times. When iím in a Roman cafe iíll take ename or sloeber...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2006
A new arrival at Johnís in Iowa City. The beer poured with a bright slightly hazy gold beer with a gigantic white head. The aroma has funky sweat and leather with some hay. The taste is relatively dry with some peaches and a little bit of cinnamon spice in the finish. There is also a note of hay. This is a decent Belgian strong. I found it to be fairly drinkable and interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2466) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2006
Tried from the bottle into a tallboy whilst watching the World Cup at a hostel in Brussels. Poured a very pale summery gold with fine carbonation holding up a huge, rocky bed of cream that laced well. Gritty, grainy wholemeal aroma dowsed in honey, candi and peppery alcohol. Similar grainy/sweet candi mix in the mouth. Dries out as it bounces along the tongue fuelled by its sprightly carbonation. Alcohol kicks in ífull-swingí in the back and in the swallow. Peppery, spicy and warming with possibly too much higher alcohols making things harsh. Definitive Belgian yeast notes make it slightly creamy and aid the flavour. Light touch of lemon and grapefruit shows, also some vanilla. Not much too it really. Just another sweet, aggressively alcoholic Belgian Golden Strong ale. About average. (33cL, BBE 03/08, off-license store, Brussels)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5078) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2006
This is the first beer I have encountered from this brewer. Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a mildly hazy medium golden color with a huge fluffy white head. The aroma is lightly yeasty and vaguely peppery. The flavor is dry and spicy - almost peppery and has a light yeasty undertone. Fairly bland for a Belgian Strong Ale.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
benpickens (414) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Pours with a huge rocky head and clear golden color and a whirlwind of tiny bubbbles swarming to teh tops so characteristic of belgium bottle conditioned ales. Floral, cirtus, and hay with hints banana hit the nose. Strong acidity hits teh tongue with a prolonged dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Lightly hazed golden color with a huge milk colored head. Mild yeast with a dark caramel aroma that does not quite fit with the appearance. Hints of chalk and dried flowers as well. The nose does not do much for me. Soft and creamy with still lots of effervescence. Simple sweet malt and candi flavors start and hang about throughout the quaff. Some floral hops later, but donít balance as well as one would hope. Finish is still sweet and linger has only a mild dry floral component that helps give the brew a touch of depth. Not what I was hoping for in a MJ top 500 brew. 238/500. Iím thinking this one has changed over the last few years or was reformulated for distribution.


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