Brewed by Brasserie Artisanale La Botteresse de Sur-les-Bois
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Saint-Georges (Sur-les-Bois), Belgium


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Bière brune brassée avec des malts Pale Ale, des malts caramel et chocolat. Très forte et douce à la fois (ajout de miel) très longue en bouche. Bière de dégustation pour amateurs de bières spéciales. Bonne amertume. Goût prononcé des malts, réglisse, café,... Alc: 10.5 % Vol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a deep, dark brown, red hues, beige head. Aroma of some dark fruit, some farmhouse. Flavor of some dark fruit, malt, some funk. Mouthfeel is medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, it’s pretty good.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small off-white head fading over a hazed brown body. Aroma of banana esters, chocolate and leather. Taste is chocolate and esters. Alcohol well hidden. Watery mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brune with a creamy tan head. Spicy fruity spritz pepper and apple aroma. Cinnamon and some yeasty spices. Sweet cane sugar with vinous hints and some apple like sweet and tart flavor. Some alcohol warming that is well masked by the spiciness and moderately sharp carbonation. Decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (14098) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2009
330ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, Belgian Weeks 2009)
Hazy gold, tiny tight head. Odd rotting meat aroma. In fact, it’s meat and 2 veg. One of the veg’s is asparagus. Soapy taste, also some veg. Finish very hoppy. Yeast removes the quirkiness, and reduces soapiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2009
330ml Bottle: Astringent aroma of light caramel, slight wood, slight nuts, yeast, and dust. Poured brown with a hint of ruby in color and a medium-sized, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Full of particles throughout. Sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malts, candi sugar, caramel, yeast, light spices, light roasting, slight acid, and hints of tar, nuts, and wood. Medium body. Thin, lightly dry, lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Thin, sweet, sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2009
33cl, alias La Botteresse Bière de Noël, exclusive brewery, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, balanced, hazy, good head, very good X-Mas brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6497) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2009
33cl Bottle at home, ABV 10.5%. Deep dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet-sour dark fruits, caramel, some chocolate cake, alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts, sweet, caramel, dark fruits, with a slight sour and bitter roasted finish. Warming alcohol in the finish too. A beer for the cold days. Nice one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3847) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle at Kerstbierfestival, Essen: Red brown coloured ale with an fruity taste, and there is also some honey added.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
Bottled at Kerstbierfestival 2007. A brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, but also lighter notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of roasted malt as well as medium notes of caramel and light notes of spices and a slight acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (3681) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2008
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a malty roasted grainy aroma a malty roasted grainy coffee taste with a dry bitter finish

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