Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Belgian Ale
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed since the beginning of last century, when the near-complete staff of the brewery went to see the circus of Buffalo Bill, leaving the boiling brewing kettle to the care of the youngest employee. This boy let the beer roast and caramelise on the bottom of the kettle, but after trying, everybody actually liked the "spoiled" beer, which became the brewery’s staple diet. This Belgian version is a lot weaker than the stout exported to the USA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikske79 (1285) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2014
Een bier dat eigenlijk best nog goed meevalt. Ik vond het een leuke verrassing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1392) - DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle@det Bette ølhus. Two finger foam. Dark Deep redbrown. Yeasty basement notes. Mild breadlike flavours. Gentle light mouthfeel. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Csouye (51) - OLNE, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2014
La stout est plus riche de ses saveurs rôties, mais cette ale convainc par sa douceur et sa délicatesse. Je peux comprendre qu'il l'aie gardée alors qu'elle avait eu chaud. Bien fraîche, elle désaltère puis se réveille si on lui en laisse le temps!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep brown, too sweet, light roasted malts, light fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brnandersen (2405) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
Sample from tap, CBF 2014. Dark brown colour with a medium sized lightly tanned head. Lightly roasted aroma with sweet fruits - some berries, caramel malts and light coffee. Taste is sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture. Finishes dry and fruity with lightly roasted malts and honey-notes. Very easygoing, but rather subtle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (5648) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle, thanks SirLimpsalot. Dark brown with a large head. Aroma and taste of light roasted malt, toffee and some berries. The body was light. Drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (2556) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
@Stordirren: ganska enkel och typisk belgisk doft. Smaken är likaså med lite bränd kola, snäll och lätt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
R2k2 (385) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
A very dark, hard-to-see-trough beer with a slightly brown layer of foam. It has the aroma of forrest fruits like strawberry’s and raspberry’s. It tastes really bitter, but the hint of the fruits are still present. It leaves a dry palate and a bitter aftertaste. Een erg donker, ondoorzichtig bier met een lichtbruine kraag. In het aroma zijn bosvruchten en aardbeien herkenbaar. De smaak is volledig bitter, maar op de achtergrond is het zoetige nog aanwezig. Droge afdronk en een bittere nasmaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1632) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
Murky brown, ringed beige head. Skinny yeasty, apple skinned nose. Foamy separated sweetness, odd gristly malt and dank bitter finish.

Bottle, Cheers LONick, April Not Quite Fools Tasting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... dark roast ... big berry fruits ... light berry roast ... over fizzy ... dark maltds ... soft fruits

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