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


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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2349) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle 330ml. [2011] Pours slightly hazy amber, very mild gushing. Low white head, some lacing. Aroma is of fruits, alcohol, yeast, malt, sweetness, port. Taste is of fruits, port, malt, caramel, alcohol, sligth oxidation. Bitter finish. Palate: Full bodied. A sipper. Overall: A serious beer, very fruity. Somewhat heavy, but nothing cloying. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3614) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle (330 ml). Vintage 2011. Small gusher. Deep amber with a medium to huge long lasting thick off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is of fruits, sweetness notes, port, spices and alcohol. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet with fruits, port, spices and alcohol. Mouthfeel is vinous, dry. Medium to heavy body. Moderate carbonation. Warming alcohol and spices.A bit too sweet, but quite complex and pleasant to drink. The barrel treatment isn’t overwhelming and give a good result.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11362) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Zombier, Spain.
Mild gusher. Pours murky amber with a big, staying, creamy and light fizzy off-white head. Aroma has sweet sugar, yeast, caramel sweetness, light oak. High carbonation, fine dry and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is soft, good oakiness, caramel, prunes, Belgian sugar, port. Lingering vinious, sweet and oaky dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (1994) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 12, 2013
Pours reddish orange with a small tan head. Smell is sweet light fruit, caramel, Taste is sweet fruit, caramel, port is hardly noticeable - quite sweet ending slightly dry. medium body with soft carbonation. Very sweet stuff like liquid candy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (2006) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, malt, jäst, karamell. Med lagom beska. Hade förväntat mig mer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sir__v (903) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 Color : hazy amber beer with no carbonation, small white head and yeast sedimentation. Smell: wheat and yeast nose. Taste: good bitterness and some caramel note, yeast and wheat presence. Really light taste but alcohol taste presence. Aftertaste: cane, and caramel with yeast and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2657) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Hazy deep copper liquid with medium to big off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, raw sugar, banana, oak, bubble gum, port wine, dates, raisins and bread. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of dark fruit, raisins, banana and biscuit. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice stuff, but not a Saison in any way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4528) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
Bottle @ home. Copper colour with a big white bathfoam type head. Smells wood, malts, some chocolate, bourbon, sweet. Quite nice, even though im not a port guy. Tastes quite sweet, heavily malty, wood, some caramel, some alcohol, some liquorice, slightly roasty. Complex beer. Quite a lot of carbo, but not really bothering. Slightly warming to the throat and chest. Full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5305) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2013
bread, toast, nuts, amber, cloudy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (7277) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2013
Brown coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is complex, spicy, sweet too, ok, but not exellent at all. Flavor is starting moderate sweet, more spicy notes, faint port. Creamy texture.

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