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Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium

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RATINGS: 265   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).


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4667) - 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 (9245) - 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 (8773) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Malty-sweet, chocolate, well balanced but not that complex. Dull finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2004
Brown color with a beige head. The taste is sweet light malty. Has some very light spicy notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2004
Malty aroma with peach and citrus. Flavor has some roasted malt, beach and coffee. Bitter aftertaste. The alcohol is partly hidden by the malty sweetness. Well made, but I prefer the Ultrablonde

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2004
Dark brown, nice head. Aroma from licorice and coffee. Flavor is sour, fruity and with some licorice. Bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2004
UPDATED: APR 18, 2009 Bottle at Plan B, Copenhagen. Amber/brown color, huge airy beige head. Mailky aroma, cream, malt, yeasty notes, some nuts. Milky, nutty flavor, cream, fruity notes and some vanilla. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2004
Draught. Brown coloured. Very malty, fruity and sweet. Surprisingly soft and mild considering the ABV. A pleasant brew.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2004
Tan thin head that holds well. Deep brown and brite in color. The initial flavor seems to be the sharpness of candi sugar followed by a slight high lovibond caramel and chocolate malt. The enormity of this beer is well masked in the flavor making it appear a light very drinkable ale. Kudo’s to a beer well made.


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