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

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateu (4) - gentbrugge, - JAN 30, 2013
When you pour the beer down a lively amber hazy ale with white foamreveals in your glass. Caramel, malt, and light porto aroma on the nose. Medium sweet, kind of salty and nice bitter taste.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at L’Autre Oiel. Something special and unique. No aroma until very warm, and then light egg and yeast. Getting a cognac character similar to a 5 year aged strong beer. Maybe that will be more pronounced in a couple of years. Smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with full head. Aromas of tobacco, brown sugar and fruit. Flavors are similar with addition rye bread and grain notes. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (874) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
Aroma of malts, yeast, caramel, candy sugar, light fruits, light spices. Flavour is thick sweetness, yeasty. Carbonation is rather high. I liked the BBA just a little better, but this one is very nice as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KoNrRiI (433) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
0.33 bottle. Light brown color, extremely hazy and a big, off-white head. Nose. Composed of sugar, dark liqueur, a touch of wood, orange peel, alcohol, and fortified wine. Taste is also sweet: a lot of brown sugar and alcohol, some wine, dark fruits, and malts. Medium to full body, thick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is medium long at best and basically follows the taste though it’s even more sugary. Overall the beer is marvellous

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle donated to me from Harrisoni following our trip to Belgium. Bit of a gusher out of the bottle, but quickly brought under control. Lovely rich hazy murky orange in the glass, slight off white big head which thins to just a white ring around the edges of the glass. Nose is orange rind, orange liqueur, caramel, barley sugar boiled sweets, green hops, sultanas, slight hint of the port barrel and some fortified wine. Very slight oxidised earthiness. Taste is blend of alcohol, orange rind, barley sugar sweets, an earthy Marmite oxidised earthiness. Sweet and salty, some slight red wine vinous, fortified vinous tanginess. Unusual strong, but warming and Christmassy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a tulip glass. ABV 10% Light gusher. Pours a muddy dark orange beer with myriads of yeast bits in the body. Tall and froathy tan head, with low retention, spots of lace around the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, sugar, nice wine notes though. Light alcohol. Taste is sweet and grainy, with plenty of alcohol, malts, notes of the dark fruits, still some wine notes but not as much as the nose made me to expect. Medium body, good carbonation, quite dry on the palate. Overall a quite good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (768) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en beni casa bar, de zombier en octubre de 2012. tsj no. 11 x-mas brew. Vintage 2011. frutas pasas con toques de maderas empapadas en vinos dulces y bastante alcohólicos, vamos oporto puro y duro. Cuerpo fuerte con 10 vol q se notan en todo momento. Muy buena. Para repetir sin duda, aunque se queda un poco por debajo de su compañera envejecida en bourbon.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (782) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
33 cL bottle at home, bit of a gusher. Pours hazy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very sweet with dark fruits, some raisins, sugar, red fruits and some alcohol. Port is hardly noticeable. Taste is also sweet with raisins, dark fruits, some malts, sugar, a soft bitterness and some alcohol burn in the finish. Medium body, soft to medium carbo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1650) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 9, 2014
Hazy amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is malty and slightly hoppy some citrus notes. Flavor is fruity with hints of yeast, wood and hops. Low carbonation and medium to full body with a sweet bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (1984) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
Aroma is mild, the taste is sweet and very fruity. The port is detectable. Dry and woody aftertaste. Good beer, but bit too much alcohol in the taste.


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