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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels


sic1314's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, - DEC 1, 2012
2011 vintage. Poured a murky amber with a thick, frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and spice. Medium body, sweet malt flavour with caramel and dried fruit, just a slight hint of the port in the aftertaste.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rusos (540) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle 2013, Many thanks to gurthnar. Hazy amber golden colour. White head. Aroma sweet , spicy, caramel, wood. Taste os sweet, malty, fruity, spicy. Wood. High carbonation. Alcohol well hidden. Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7537) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Amber color with medium white head. Caramel malt, alcohol, candies in aroma. Taste, sweet malt, candies, sugar, sweet riots, port. Good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4777) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle shared in swap by ShivanDragon. Many thanks! 2013 vintage. Alcohol hidden very well. High carbonation. Dried fruits, chocolatey spicy, Belgian yeast. Port barrel not imparting as much complexity as I hoped for, but still a great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9672) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Hazy black pour, dark malt, oak, port, prunes in the nose, more oak and malt in the taste, dense palate, great complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flanfl (599) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 9, 2016
Deep cloudy copper body, medium white head. Aroma of dried plum and fig, candied fruits, caramel, alcohol fusel, port. Flavours of dried plum ans fig, caramel, alcohol, candied fruitd, candy sugar, slightly woody, port. Long warm port like finish, slightly bitter and ends up dry. Smooth body, medium carbo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (984) - SPAIN - MAY 7, 2016
From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 6x01. The first case in which pass for barrel improves an already great beer, making it more balanced, less alcoholic. It has also a much better aspect than the 2012 non-BA version I took yesterday

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (583) - MEXICO - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle, 330ml. A clear reddish beer with almost no head. Aroma is of alcohol and some spices. Taste is bitter with some carbonation and considerable astringency. Deep sweet caramel character of dried fruits, bourbon and wood at the end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (860) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle, 33cl. Sparkling orange with a frothy to minimal tan head. Aromas of leather, dried fruits, caramel, alcohol. Medium to robust bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet, medium to high bitterness. Sublime and complex fruity and roasted character into a heavy alcohol finish. Magnificent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8690) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2016
330 ml bottle from The Party Source at home. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a fine off white head. The aroma was sweet, candi sugar, floral, caramel and mild dark fruits. The flavor has caramelized sugar, figs, nutmeg and some other spices, oak, the port barrel adds a different layer of sweetness, light tannins and hints of alcohol. It opens tingly, but the finish is dry. Medium bodied. This is probably my favorite of the three versions I’ve had so far.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4071) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 25, 2016
33cl bottle from Beera in Sofia. Cloudy reddish amber color with a small beige head after it gushed out of the bottle. The aroma has Belgian yeast, overripe plums and prunes, vinous notes, and a little cidery oxidation. Sweet flavor, port, cider, Belgian yeast. Medium-plus bodied, some boozy heat, not much remnant carbonation after it all flew out upon opening. Had some good things going on, but is a little unrefined overall.


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