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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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


onystrom's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - DEC 27, 2011
Clear dark amber color with fine head. Very sweet and nice flavor. Raisins and prunes. Somewhat a strange combination.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (685) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 6, 2014
Clear copper red, minimal cream head Mature fruit, passito, raisins, sweet rhum Exotic fruit, passito, winey, raisins

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (137) - ITALY - OCT 26, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 75 cl teku. Pours an Enormous off-white frothy head, deep amber colour. Smells very malty, pleasently alcoholic, fruity, plum, marron glace. Tastes caramel, honey, all malt, dried fruits, bit wood; almost no bitterness. Medium/full bodied, has its own carbonation for the abv, sticky texture. Drinkable for the abv, never gets too sweet. Not outstanding, but has its own balance

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6231) - 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 (9624) - 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 (3947) - 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 (1713) - 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 (4778) - 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 (868) - - 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 (2142) - 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


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