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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Brassin 2011. Bouteille de 330 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de fruité et d’épice. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Légère odeur d’agrume avec une pointe d’épice et de boisé. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mmoyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement épice. (Rating #5425)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1112) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Cloudy rusty golden colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is candi sugar, port, candy cane, marmalade, whipped cream, currants. Sticky mouthfeel, full bodied, sweet on the palate with a long toffee finish. Taste is candi sugar, quince, marmalade, dried fruits, currants, hints of port and wood. Yum!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1005) - PORTUGAL - JAN 3, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle from the producer. Pours a brownish golden colour with a thin off-white head/lacing. Aroma is malt, fruits and caramel. Average to high carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet with some sour notes. Overall, a very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
In Bruges beer shop. David gave me a treat with this one. Rich, with a little smoke and smooth caramel mouthfeel. Warm on a cold day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchMark (127) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
Very tasty. Had the vintage 2012. Complex flavor with burned malts dark fruit and a nice mildly bitter hop finish. A bit boozy but in a nice way. Prickly soft carbonation. Do not get the port so much but that doesn?t matter. Highly recommend!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (224) - FRANCE - DEC 30, 2013
Bière ambrée foncée, trouble, beaucoup de dépot, mousse abondante et persistante. Nez de réglisse, chêne et vin. En bouche, l’amertume est faible, sucrée, on goûte le porto, alcool bien présent. Costaud. Bière complexe et très bonne.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Not entirely sure which of the three "Reservas" I had, the beer list just said "Tsjeeses Reserva 2013", and since Oak Reserva retired in ’10, and the Cherry notes on the flavor, I’m guessing it’s the port barrel version. Cloudy copper under a thin foamy off-white head. Nose is fruity and sweet, like boozy cherry meets herbal earthy honey. Flavor is big, bold, boozy and sweet. Lots of alcohol esters, honey, oak, cherry, herbal tones, and a earthy boozy finish. Not too hot, just tastes like strong ale. With honey and spices.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
Placeholder rating with just the numbers to get everything into the database before the end of 2013. Proper text should follow in the next 1-3 weeks.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (1917) - FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Amber brown, clear. Old musky malts on nose. Clove, slight cinnamon, peppery spices. Soft, smooth body. Slight sweeet brown malts, with a clovey, herbal, finish. I’m not that sure about this one. Soft good body, flavourful. But has a murky old character from the spices and the brown malts. Feels like there’s goodness in there, but it needs to be better accentuated. The flavours feels a bit overrun by a dubbelbock- like boozyness. Like a gingerbread mixed in booze.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle, 2011 vintage. Hazy dark golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is mostly yeast based with some influences of Port and red fruits. Grapes and sweet oak. Flavor has big vineous characters with oak and sweet port. Well balanced, medium sweet and very dry finish. Nice barrel treatment. Merry Christmas.


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