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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 353   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


Plovmand's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7478) - Helsinge, - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Kingcecils Birthday Tasting. Pours hazy deep golden with a medium off white head. The aroma is heavy fruity with notes of spices, caramel and yeast. The flavour is port, wine, caramel, yeast and spices. Great.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8166) - 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 (4000) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 12, 2016
from Au Grain d’Orge - hazy dark red-orange beer with a modest foam left; some particles floating within; fair woody notes of Port wine, molasses, nuts and oranges; sweet, thick and full-bodied; light grainy and bitter; long aftertaste of honey, oranges and Port wine; notes of warming alcohol and bread

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (2737) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a nice frothy cream head. Fruity caramel nose. The taste is quite spicy with rich fruit cake, christmas spices and port. Quite hogh carbonation gives a full mouthfeel. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (2838) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle poured into a Trappist glass. Slightly hazy Amber with smaller beige head. Aroma is esters, medium body, medium carbonation, and some small-bubble lacing. Taste is caramel malt, malty, spice, and some wood. I prefer this much more than the other versions of this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1073) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2016
Amber-copper colored, hazy, medium beige frothy head, good lasting. Aroma is of dried fruits, caramel, spicy, some yeast and wine barrel. Taste is medium to very sweet malt, brown sugar and dried fruits, yeast, spices, wine barrel, bit vinous, some light spicy-herbal bitterness. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy-sticky. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (559) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle at home (2013). Pours light hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, wood, caramel, alcohol, hint of vanilla. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet, light bitter, wood, malts, caramel, candy sugar, vinous, light bitter malty woody aftertaste. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (669) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2016
2013 vintage... Bright amber with three finger foamy beige head and lacing. Holiday spice, cardamom, star anise, dried fruit, walnuts, port reduction... Some vanilla and caramel... Apple cider and cherry... Very nice...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alvaro78 (137) - Sevilla, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafaelagp (27) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - FEB 13, 2016
Side by side comparison with the Bourbon BA. Head is beige, dense, thick, lasting and leaves lacing. Body is medium, reddish brown, medium carbonation. Aroma of malt, ruby port wine and something sweet I couldn’t identify. Taste is spicy, with malt sweetness, ruby port wine and a bit of wood. It’s warming all the way. Nice sweet balance. Alcohol very well hidden. A beauty!


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