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

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CasperRuben (63) - - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 Interesting color: kind of red/orange/brown/yellow, nice white/reddish head. The taste is also very interesting: it is very very balanced. It doesn’t have the amount of bitterness and carbonation you would expect in this style, which I really like. Combine this with the full bodied, yet not overpowering, sweetness, and you have a very great beer!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. 2011 Vintage bottle. A: Pours a deep and hazy amber color with many particles floating around. Forms a big nice creamy beige head. Great retention and lots of lingering lacings left in the glass S: Sweet, fruity and spicy. Licorice. A bit peppery. Grapes and plums. Sweet grains and wood. Alcohol T: Sweet upfront. Notes of dark fruits, mainly grapes and plums. Belgian style earthy and bready yeasts. Oak. Strong notes of malts, mainly caramel malts. In overall, a sweet beer with a very light bitter end M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Sweet malty aftertaste O: Delicious beer. Quite drinkable despite the high ABV. Not as good as the Bourbon Barel Aged Edition but still a Struise :) [ BA Review @ 5/12/2013 ]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ceck82 (41) - 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 (882) - 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 (1684) - 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 (39) - 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
Osprey87 (1798) - WALES - 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 (392) - 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 (296) - 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 (1465) - 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!


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