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

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RATINGS: 192   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchMark (134) - - DEC 31, 2013
Very tasty. Had the vintage 2012. Complex flavor with burned malts dark fruit and a nice mildly bitter hop finish. A bit boozy but in a nice way. Prickly soft carbonation. Do not get the port so much but that doesn?t matter. Highly recommend!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjik83 (64) - - JUL 23, 2014
33cl flesje via Être Gourmet Alcoholpercentage van 10% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: hazelnootkleurig met kleine witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: Vol, kandijsuiker, rozijnen, donker fruit, caramel Conclusie: is een lekker bier, echt speciaal om te drinken. Pannepot style net als de reguliere Tsjeeses. Zijn aanraders voor Kerstmis of hartje zomer zoals nu. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Murky reddish light brown, slight gusher out of the bottle, thick foamy head. Rich red fruits, raisins, some booze, banana esters on the nose. Slight hint of fortified wine. BIG. Creamy, chewy, rich, slightly boozy, warm bready malts and more of that red fruit thing. Ever so slightly vinous and juicy but I don’t think I would have identified port without already knowing it was there. Soft spicy bitter finish with a bit of alcohol warmth that dissipates further down the glass. Not bad at all, though I expected something a bit more special.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8421) - 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 (1692) - 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 (920) - 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 (449) - 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 (1800) - 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 (2098) - 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 (801) - 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 (815) - 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.


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