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   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8432) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2007
Dense but small beige head over ruby-red shot, very dark beer. Very perfumey, almonds, alcohol & higher alcohols, sugars and roasted notes. Human sweat, sweet malts, liquorice, a bit of cypress flavour and loads of dark malts. Very creamy, velvety texture, well-bodied & alcohol warming. Sweet and thick. Not bad, but not really great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2012
33cl bottle, BB 10/2013. Brune foncée, col beige avec une fine pellicule dorée sur le verre. Arôme de fruits noirs; cerise et datte, malt léger et une note de chocolat. En bouche, malt grillé, caramel et léger chocolat en poudre. Palais réchauffant avec ses 10.5%, pointe épicée rappelant la réglisse et laissant un fini liquoreux. Une pointe d’amertume houblonnée sur la fin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6968) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle sample at Essen Kerstbierfestival. Cloudy brown pour with a beige head. Aroma of toffee, fudge and boozy alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Overripe dark fruit aspects coming out in the palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (6413) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2012
Shared 33 cl bottle at the 25 ste Kempisch Bierfestival, Geel. Pours dark brown with a tiny head. Aroma of spices and dark sugars. Taste is spicy with cinnamon in the front seat. Short finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6236) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, colar hazelnut in color with tan head, aromas of raisin and plums, flavors of sweet licorice and brown rice, average finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2012
6/VII/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: X/11 (2012-691)

Clear dark brown beer, huge fizzy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of spices, reminds me of Southern Tier Pumking. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, black cherries, dried fruits, some caramel, cough syrup, elder berries. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: dried fruits, sugar, alcohol, ripe plums, little sourish, red currants, cranberries. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, mocha, sour berries, some lemon juice, alcohol, noticeable, little bitter, more spices, cloves, coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle at the Essen OBER Kerstbierfestival 2013. Poured a cloudy dark brown with a thin light tan head. The aroma is big toffee fudge caramel. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a citrus fruit caramel palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - 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 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.

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