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

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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ceck82 (49) - SPAIN - OCT 13, 2014
Botella 33 cl. XXXII The Great Power Of Beer&Wine De color cobre, espuma persistente y cremosa, ligera sobre carbonatacion. En aroma dñse perciben la madera del Porto como en boca. Mucho caractere, aterciopelada y persistente.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Sweet nose, definitely. Alcohol, an enormous liquorice load, sweet; BIt fo caramel(syrup), but a lightly bitter spiciness gives a good counterweight. (Ripe) banana; Feels rather well-carbonated; slick and sticky, medium bodied at least.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1132) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Brownish red pour with a foxy carbonation but little head. Aims of raisins, molasses, brown sugar. Taste is some oak, red stored fruits, caramelised sugars. Very nice and quite an improved version of the original. 2012 vintage.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2058) - FINLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle 2013, bottled 07/2014. A reddish brown beer with a big and beige head. The nose is strongly fruitful, dark and dried fruits, also fresher fruits, raisins, dates, perries, some spicyness and chocolate. Complex and smooth aroma. Taste is fruitful, prunes, raisins, also hint of alcohol that is not bothering. Some dry spices in the end. Medium bodied, strong carbonation that is decreasing after a whirl, smooth. Better than normal Tsjeeses or Reserva Bourbon Barrel Aged. Good beer, complex, balanced and smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iRavali (44) - Delaware, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Beautiful pour. Nice head. Definitely tastes like some of the local Burbon barrel aged stuff. Nothing to die for but a good drink regardless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle, 2011 vintage. Dark orange, hazy, some suspended particles but not in an unattractive way, sparkling, small foamy white head. Aroma is strawberries and cream, light rhubarb, background plastic. Body is medium, quite foamy. Taste is sweet breathy caramel. Layers upon layers of musty sweetness that coat the mouth and get on your breath. Tangy, alcoholic spice finish. Pretty good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (504) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014
Red amber coloured beer with off-white head. Sweet aroma of dark fruit and sugar candy. Taste similar to aroma with a slight bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wvhoran (393) - Tasmania, - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. 2013 vintage. Hazy amber-red with a large and compact off-white head. The aroma is malty with toasted and breadish characteristics, some caramel and toffee, vinous port notes, and spices. The flavour has notes of sweet malts, peach syrup, tannin-ish port flavors, clove, cinnamon, honey, cherries of a fairly tart variety, plums. Harmonious, elegant, delicious. I eagerly await flipping the tops of my older vintages at Christmas time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (1909) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 13, 2014
33cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Really nice! Appearance is hazy dark copper. Head is thin to medium. Body is smooth, finish is medium. Taste is medium bitter, low to medium bitter. Balanced overall. Aroma is malt, fruit, wood and port. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (422) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle from Au Grain D?Orge - Beautiful clear reddish amber color with a fleeting white head, no lacing - Aroma is spicy with a strong malt backbone, plum, apple, wooody, vinous with hints of alcohol - Flavor is spicy, malty, cane sugar or candy sugar - Full body, fizzy carbonation, medium bitternes, sweet & bitter, sweet bitter and cane sugar finish - an amazing beer, a powerful malt backbone well balanced with alcohol and spices, one more good beer from struise


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