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Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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10 % of alcohol, a light Scotch-aftertaste, a nice body coming from the 4 different kinds of malt (one pale, two caramelised and one torrified malt).


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2005
Nice brown color with nice creamy beige head. Rich and round aroma’s of malt, some burned accents, little chocolaty hints and some alcohol in the nose. Sweet malty taste with smooth light burned accents and some alcohol warmth in the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13773) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2005
Very sweet, fruity flavour. Malty and candyish. Dark brown colour, smal light brown head. Quite well balanced between alcohol and malty/sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2005
Zythos Beer Festival, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 2005. Brown colour with a baige head. Sweet chocolat malty aroma and sweet malty light alcoholic taste. Medium body and a sweet alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5315) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2005
Clear dark brown color, medium off-white head, some particles floating around. Aroma of caramel malts, some chocolate, bit fruity. Taste is heavy, sweet and malty. Nice full palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2005
Aroma of caramel malts and fruits. Hazy, dark brown coloured with a lasting. off-white medium head. Taste is sweet, malty, fruity, some spices in it. Balanced taste. The 10% alcohol is very well hidden (offcourse noticeable..). Together a nice piece of brewing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6764) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Consumed at t’Brugs Beertje in Brugge. This dark brown ale pours with a nice light brown head. The flavor is sweet and malty, enhanced with a balanced spiciness (perhaps coriander and orange peel). There is a noticable taste of alcohol that is more pleasant than overwhelming.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (12988) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2005
Bottled, different label with spelling Ultrabrune (BB 04/2009)
Dark ruby color, almost opaque. Decent brown head, lace. Malty and alcoholic nose, like in strong lager. Oily, wineous palate which alcohol balances well. Semi-sweet malty medium to full body. Dry aftertaste with oaky notes. Not very complex but extremely drinkable!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2007 (Bottled, 0.75l) Dark cola-brown with a small, dark beige head. Slightly sweet, enormously dried-fruity aroma - like a plum soup at Xmas, with some added rye-pudding. Smoothly malty, pineapple-spicy, neutral-sweetish flavor with lots of dried fruit and some scotch ale feel. No alcohol presence whatsoever. Medium to full-bodied palate with medium, soft carbonation, and a bit sticky finish. Extremely drinkable for 10%, yet without being too sweet. A prototype of a quality dark Belgian Strong ale with the emphasis on smooth maltiness. (Bottled, was 7-5-7-4-16=3.9) Deep, dark, ruby red color with a huge amount of small, flowing particles - like a galaxy full of stars, when looked against a candle light :) Tight and lacy, medium, beige head. Slightly sweet and sour, malty aroma with some alcohol and cardboard hints. Malty, quite bitter licorice and espresso flavor with spices (coriander, orange-peel). Medium to full-bodied, foamy-carbonated palate. Quite nice, a bit straightforward, but spicy and malty, well-balanced, and not too sugary brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 7, 2004
dark ruby-brown colour with a big creamy head and a nice lace, strong aroma of licorice, malt and bread, a touch of alcohol, moderately sweet, full-bodied, the finish is full of licorice and malt with a touch of bitterness and alcohol - solid and well-balanced

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2006 Poured a dark and hazy reddish brown with a large (4 finger) tan head. Lots of floaties. Matly sweet aroma and tastes with licorice and light spices. Has a sourness to it. Alcohol well hidden.

1st bottle obtained from the Belgian Shop and the 2nd bottle was given to me by the crew at Kinghtly Spirits in Orlando (thanks!). Aromas of yeast, leather, earth and dirt. Very ’dirty’ smelling. Tastes of overall sweetness, dark fruits and candi sugar. Bottle cap labeled best before 06/10/09.


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