Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (1007) - FRANCE - MAR 17, 2015
Pours hazy brown with thin white head. Nose is sweet and fruity. Aromas are toasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, hazelnut. Medium carbonation, full body. Sweet and fruity finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3791) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2015
It poured an amber color with a white head. The aroma was of candied sugar some dried fruits and a hint of orange peel. The taste was similar to the aroma with booze, caramel and some woodiness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3411) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2015 March 7, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2013.
Hazy amber with a medium sized frothy white head. Aroma is sweet sugary, pear, peach, alcohol, some caramel and port. Taste is sweet malty, plums, peach, light bitter and some vinous and dried fruit notes in the finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewhemia (166) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
Really nice strong belgian ale. Dark amber color with thick white head. A really nice and complex suttle aroma of dough and banana among many other things. Yummy taste with plenty of sweetness but a great deal of bitterness and sourness to ballance it out. Lots of taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (2210) - - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark clear brown with a big fluffy off white head. Aroma is nutty and sweet. Taste adds some cherry, Port, almond liqueur and oxidation. Boozy. Medium and sticky. Not good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
330ml bottle. pours a clear dark brownish red with thin brown head. lucky this didn’t explode like the BBA. aroma is caramel, alcohol, yeast, malts and dark fruits. really nice sweet oaky fruity taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (4148) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a rosy deep brown with medium off-white head. Sweet candi sugar aroma. Taste is slick, beautiful Tsjeeses, nicely balanced with a rich fruitiness but kinda hard to get much port influence. Disappointing in that regard but still a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13984) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Wine. Pours darkly translucent orange with a creamy beige head. Aroma is mildly oxidized port with a touch of treacle/kandi. Med + body. Flavor is red berry, oak and something hinting of evergreen. With time it is possible to pick out some port.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9014) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange amber with a thick beige head and a strong port aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with some candi sugar and a hint of port with a strange spice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (2060) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 5, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 23/07/2015 Bottled: 07/2014 Color marron claro, aroma caramelo, licor sabor dulce, algo de uva, vino.

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