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Brewed by ’t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Beerzel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2012
25.11.12. Bottle. Large amount of foam, quite compact, leaves thick lacing, mocha-colored. Clear, dark brown beer. Aroma is sugar, a bit of coffee, vinous, hint of sourness, strong dark sugar. Reminds me of Grimbergen Optimo Bruno, which is a very bad thing. Flavor is quite sweet, sourness that reminds me of Aardmonnik (not as strong). Again hints of the same Grimbergen. Alcohol is well hidden, I guess. Mouthfeel a bit foamy. Aftertaste malty and slightly sour.

Overall a different beer. The nasty sweet and sour combo that reminds me of Optimo Bruno is enough to make me dislike this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2012
26/X/2012 - 75cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2012-1189) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Clear brown beer, aery beige to brown head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha, coffee, dusty, some chocolate, cocoa powder, overripe and dried fruits. MF: lively carbon, a bit too much, medium body. Taste: red fruits, bit sourish, caramel, overripe banana, alcohol, little bitter, earthy, mocha, spices. Aftertaste: star anise, bit sour, mocha, hop bitterness, dry ending. Not sure if infected or intentional sourness. Doesn’t work for me in this type of beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle @ Bandlys Blålys, Odense 2012. Pours unclear amber with a white head. Nose is sweet and fruity.A bit of spices and liquorice. Slight fruity acidic. Warmth..

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
suedehead288 (409) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2012
2012.10.03 - bottle 75cl - brown with creamy head. Nose : alcohol, malts, bits of sourness/fruit. Some sweetness in the mouth, lots of alcohol and malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1452) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2012
75cl bottle. Brown and hazy, big tanned head. Nose : Cheese, caramel, toffee, dairy, red fruits. Sip : decent carbonation, medium body, oily texture. Sweet with distinctive flavors of toffee, cherry, tart. Alcohol is well hidden but it comes back warming in the aftertaste. The flavor of this beer lasts long and it is mostly sweet, slightly sour. Really sweet and candy like but well balanced and delicious way to accompany cakes and maybe some wild meat. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2012
Swing top bottle. Dark brown color. Maltaroma with caramel and soft spicy notes. Speculaas. Full bodied. Malty sweet flavor with hints of roast, pear drups and speculaas. The massive alcohol is hidden behind the even more massive sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3385) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2011
Very dark brown colour. Sweet, sour and fruity aroma. The flavour is sweet but has a sour cherry edge.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
Draft, Essen Kerstbierfestival 2011. Darker brown coloured ber with some very light carbonation and a small brown head. Herby aroma (hints of cloves). Rather alcohol - wintery aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is full malty roasted, sweet bitter with a clear spicy and alocohol touch. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Draft. Dark maroon brown, massive thick creamy beige head with great retention, solid lacing. A beautiful beer. Aroma of smooth chocolate, coffee, light spice. Taste is similare with biscuit and a soft sour edge. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11254) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
Gusher! Muddy redish brown with a giant, staying, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has lots of red berries, raisins, chocolate, soft tartness. Plums and a bit of coriander. Medium, prickly carbonation, light oily but kinda light mouthfeel for the ABV. Flavour has mild viniousness, plums, coriander, mild milky chocolate. Soft lactic tartness as well. Fine beer, even if the gushing is annoying.


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