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The new masterpiece from the Val-Dieu brewery. A very complex and full-bodied beer with a long aftertaste. The brewmaster advices to cellar the beer for a year for it to unfold its full potential.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Pours a deep brown/red with a big off-white head. The aroma consists of Belgian dark fruit, a peppery spicyness, and bready yeast.The taste is dominated by malt up front, with plum flavors, hops, and more pepper spicyness. Finishes a bit sweet, but has lingering Belgian esters. A well balancedbig beer. The alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (569) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Braun, dunkel mit Rotschimmer. In der Nase Karamell, Malzig, Banane, Holz. Am Gaumen Süße, alkoholisch, Karamell, brauner Zucker, Malzbier. Rund.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6172) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottled, muddy brown pour with off white head, raisin bread nose with raisins and cream of wheat , brown sugar flavors, sweet finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (1666) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
[Ölresa i Bryssel med Wihlan 2015] tap @ Moeder lambic. Typisk Belgian Strong Ale, mycket mörk frukt, mycket jäst och hel del russin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alethol (110) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a huge beige head.Sweet aromas, caramel and yeast. Taste sweet, malty, creamy. Alcohol well hidden, although coming through forward in the end. Very nice beer with ABV a bit too big for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rubin77 (53) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Foam: almost white head, decent tan head but it didn’t last long Colour: mahogany hazy dark brown coloured body Aroma: figs, raisins, red fruits, mild spice, caramel, jammy, dried fruit, prunes, earthy, grassy, noticeable hop rate, some spice, port wine, fruit Taste: mid-bitter, full body, average carbonation, sweet and sugary dark cherries, quite malty, drayed plums, raisin, pear, apple, weak wood, blackcurrant, candi sugar, port wine !, ABV evident, mint, aniseed, awesome complexity and balance of fruity and candi sugar malt, light caramel, very smooth and crisp to sip on, very tasty and great beer, good for aging

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jost2410 (3) - köln, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2015 Dunkel, fast schwarz, leider kein sehr stabiler Schaum. Rote Frucht im Antrunk, ausgewogen zwischen Säure und malziger Süsse im Geschmack. Wirklich besonders. Die 10,5% alc. merkt man diesem Abteibier sowas von nicht an. Aktuell eines meiner Lieblingsbiere. Am besten direkt vor Ort probieren!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle from Delhaize. Nice dark colour. Sweet, fruity nose. Caramel and sugary taste. Very nice and apropos for the holidays.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1374) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2015
0,75L bottle (from Wine of Galilee). Pours dark ruby with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is rotten apples, malt, sugar, caramel. Flavor is sweet, caramel, fruits, malt, alcohol. Finish is alcohol and burnt sugar. Overall: good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (224) - BELGIUM - APR 30, 2015
25/04/2015 @ ZBF shared with tderoeck, 77ships, PriorL and kraddel. Dark brown with tanned head. Aroma : dark fruits, caramel. Taste : dark fruits caramel, licorice, spices. Good typical belgian strong

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (465) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2015
Amber beer with a good white head, medium carbonation. Tastes like (too) sweet, sugar, vanilla, raisins, fruit and mild spice. Sweet, but nice flavor.

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