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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Contract-brewed for the Italian importer/distributor Zago s.r.l., who also imports Westmalle into Italy. http://www.zago.it


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Beautiful big fluffy head that lasted the entire time I enjoyed this brew! Lots of nice fruit that ranged from raisins to lip puckering grapefruit. you can taste the alcohol but it does not dominate. Very well balanced indeed! Had this before the Paleo races in Asti, Italy thanks to a very cool Italian winemaker od Cantine S’ Agata...thanks Franco!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6157) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
(Bottle) Nut brown colour, slightly hazy, with brief frothy beige head. Malty, roasted nose with caramel, dark fruit, prunes, raisins, dark bread, brown sugar and a slight touch of oxidization. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, prunes, raisins, brown sugar, caramel, crisp-bread, chestnut honey, chocolate, a touch of ripe banana and a sweet finish with fairly low bitterness and a warming touch of alcohol. Almost full body, well rounded with alcohol in the background. Fairly sweet. A bit one dimensional, but tasty and quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8692) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Andy Snow, split at Colin and the Vikings tasting "After Party", Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14. Dark chestnut brown with a moderate light tan head that clears edgeward. Nose is dark toffee, spice, marzipan, dark fruit notes, musty wood, brown sugars, dates, fruit cake mix. Taste comprises Xmas cake, dates, prunes, light spice, demerera sugars, sherry twang, sweet licks. Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweet close. Ok stuff for the ABV, fairly easy drinking, lacks a bit of depth ABV considered but the balance is good and it never gets too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings. Bought at Systembolaget.
Appearance: Brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, yeast, tropical fruit.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sugar, yeast, fruit, caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
Med ölföreningen julen 2013. Smak och doft av malt, karamell, farinsocker, marsipan, russin och honung. Jämn och fin, fruktig och välbalanserad. Mycket gott.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4350) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at the "Colin and the Vikings tasting, Goteborg". Poured a clear medium brown with no life. The aroma is sweet yeast and tropical fruit. The flavour is medium sweet with a treacle toffee caramel yeast alcoholic palate. Medium to full bodied with flat carbonation.Sweet oily mouthfeel. A little too sweet for me.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
Backlog. Got a hold of this while working at Systembolaget tried at a ’belgian’ tasting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Buongiorgio00 (766) - - JAN 30, 2014
Strong ale belgian scura interessante ma se devo dirla tutta, forse indotto dalla grafica intrigante dell’etichetta, mi aspettavo meglio. Mediamente dolce, corposa, alcolica, con note predominanti di frutta scura. Bevibile.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2061) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
Flaska från SB drucken på julölsprovningen med ölföreningen 2013. Mörkt gyllengul, relativt lågt skum, klar. Söt fruktig doft med russin, honung, marsipan och men också frisk kolsyra och medelstor beska. Liknar en sötare trippel. Bra balans. Mycket trevlig

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3385) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle: Sweet aroma, candy and caramel notes.Amber color, off-white head. Flavor is malty, sugary, caramelic. Dark fruits. Light roasty with chocolate notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2013
75cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks. Pours clear deep amber with an off-white head. Classic Belgian aroma with dried fruits, malt and caramel. Sweet, but fairly well balanced. Quite nice.


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