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

bottled
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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4597) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 19, 2008
Bottle. Hazy dark brown, Lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma of caramelish malts and fruits. Pleasant fruitiness in the flavor, toasted malts and a port-like note, Mildly hopped. Medium body, Smooth texture. Fruity acidity and malts in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (2365) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle, 25 cl. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma s mild roast malts, dark fruits, yeasts. Medium body. Taste mild roasts and fruitiness. Dry soft sweetness finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2008
From belgian shop. Amber color. Decent sized light head. Sweet malty aromas and flavors. Nice yeast in this one without a doubt. Hops barely exist in fisnish. Good full body in mouh. Good brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a huge head. Aroma of sweet fruit, malt and hints of toffee. Flavour of sweet malt, berries and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2008
Bottled. Red-brown colour medium fair white head. Sweet caramel spiced aroma. Sweetish, yeasty, carame, malty and bit spiced flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle @ Yespr tasting.
[thank you, BelJohansen]
Pours brown amber with a medium frothy off white head. Okay lacing. Aroma is sweet, caramel and light liqourice. Fine mouthfeel, low carbonation. Flavour is sweetly malty, a bit sharpish with liqourice, caramel and chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
[Session @ yespr] Brown with huge head. Sweet and vinious aroma with roasted malt, overripe fruits, tofee and chocolate. Sweet and fruity flavor with roasted malt and yeasty notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29684) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
33 cL bottle, thanks to BelJohansen. pours hazy orange to brown with a huge lasting off-white head. Light spiced caramel malt aroma. Flavour is mellow yeasty and light roasted malt aroma. Flavour is sweet into the finish, light spiced finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8590) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2008
275ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Beer Week 2008)
Dark brown, ruby glints, healthy tight beige head. Cocoa powder and liquorice aroma, a little creamy. Taste has similar profile, but also a burn that’s not alcohol, not chilli, and on the whole not bad, but definitely quite spikey. The general direction is towards burntness, and the astringent character does build. Still a fairly tasty brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (4888) - ITALY - JAN 10, 2008
scura buona schiouma persistente non molto intensa ma piacevole ben armonica non troppo tostata non impegnativa ma gustosa


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