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


on tap

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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Unclear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, riped fruit, wood, light to moderate yeasty, alcohol, phenol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol, sweet fruit, dry, grapes, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft and fizzy, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20130425]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is mild fruity and toasted caramelish. Mild port fruity. Sweet, caramelish and light fruity. Phenolic and caramelish, light fruity. Smooth and caramelish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of port, malt, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and port, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized fast disappearing off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and oak with notes of port wine. Fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak and alcohol with notes of peaches from can. Fruity and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Vintage 2011. Pours a hazy amber with a beige head. Sweet caramellish aroma, some phenols. Rich body, sweet caramel and brown sugar. A rustic barrel character, some phenols and a warming alcohol finish. A very rustic barrel impact. 210113

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody port aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty woody port flavor with hints of dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty woody port finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
7th October 2012
Cloudy brown - amber beer, big pale cream coloured head. Palate starts soft but quickly turns crispy. Mild minerals. Creamy malt. Sweet spices. Holding it together is a mild red wine fruitiness. Creamy malt is the dominant flavour here, but overall a rich and tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2013
bottle at Jens ... crisp golden copper ...r siing bubbles ... bubbly tan head ... soft sweet toffee ... spicy ovaltine ... little fizzy ... juicy malts ... soft sweet fruits ... oilt plums ... salty yeast

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21444) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle shared with GT2, craftycarl21 and Dan the Man. Cloudy golden amber color, thick tan head. Aroma of grapes, red wine, summer fruit. Taste is vinous fruit, subtle vanilla. Smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle at home in London. Many thanks to Ian for trading me this one (although he did get away with a Heady Topper from me!). Vintage 2011. A bit of a gusher, this one. Thankfully I didn’t lose any but it did start oozing out as soon as the cap was off. It pours cloudy orange-brown with a large, tight frothy cream head that really hangs about. Lights of Belgian yeast in the nose, some caramel, stewed apples, touches of bread and tangy fruits. When you taste the beer, the flavors come at like they were shot from a cannon. The first impact is sweet toffee, followed by alcohol and lots of overripe fruits. Lots of dates, golden raisins, sugary bread, hints of maple. Full bodied with average to lively carbonation and velvety texture. Finishes quite warming with definite alcohol presence, sticky sugars, toasted bread, Belgian yeast, slight bubblegum, melon, faint orange rind, fruit cake, overripe fruits, caramel. Mild dried fruits and bitter citrus rind in the aftertaste. Solid beer. Quite complex, though you definitely know you are drinking a 10% beer.

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