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


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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3880) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
Aroma is mild, the taste is sweet and very fruity. The port is detectable. Dry and woody aftertaste. Good beer, but bit too much alcohol in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1634) - USA - MAR 29, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from Malting Pot. 2012 vintage. Strong dark, sweet and very alcoholic tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (3425) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
Hazy copper with medium off-white head. Sweet red berries, strawberry, christmas cake, spices, fruit candy. Lots of sweet fruits and candy, with great tart touch and dry bitter finish. Medium bodied with full carbonation. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frulertruler (127) - San Rafael, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2014
Botella. Melaza y regaliz en sintonía con ligeras notas de madera y licor. Dulce y alcohólico

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (2562) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Pale amber brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with light to medium body. Complex full taste with sweet and bitter tones. Herbs, brown sugar, some chocolate, vanilla and some licorice. A very well balanced full flavoured brew. (not the best label btw..)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonBeer (113) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
(Drinking date: 14 March 2014) It was a gusher unfortunately. Luckily I was fast enough to put almost all the beer in the glass. Aromas of chocolate/cacao, raisins and port. The beer is hazy, brown coloured. Very small layer of creamy foam. Good taste. Bit sweet (chocolate, alcohol) and bitter. There is also a bit of a strange taste in it, which I don?t really like. I don?t really know what that taste is. Bitter aftertaste. The carbonation is good, and the mouthfeel is also good. I expected it to be a bit more full. Overall, it is a good beer. I like the taste, but it is not my favourite. Total score: 3.8 (edit: when the beer warms up a bit, the mouthfeel became much better, more full. The taste was also more complex. A bit of apricot in the taste. Score changed to 3.9)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ST247 (493) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours cloudy amber with white foam. Aroma is sweet, sugar, spices, port, alcoholic. Taste is little sweet, alcoholic, spices. Nice aftertaste too. Well balanced, interesting taste. Have to try the BBA again and the Tsjeeses to compare. Another great one from De Struise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle. 2011 Vintage. Poured a cloudy amber color with an averaged sized off white had. Aromas of wood, some bananas/fruitiness, and some yeast. Tastes of fruitiness, wood, lighter spices, and a touch of grapes. Alcohol content hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (2075) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
0,33l fles gedeeld met gay jerommeke, amber troebel met een volle crème schuimkraag. Uitgesproken mooi aroma met hop en cacao sluit mooi aan bij de mout. Smaak volzoet maar complex met abrikozenjam en gist de port is aanwezig maar op de achtergrond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9358) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Geers, February 2014, consumed at home Thursday 27th February 2014 I’d had this before but hadn’t got around to rating it. This pours hazy amber with white rim. I found the nose to be a little cheesey, texture/mouthfeel was soft in mouth. The barrel ageing was very good it had a really blitzy flavour, tangier and fruitier than expected, a little sweet perhaps but bloody good, a little juicy and even some marmalade. Very good and much better than I recalled. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

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