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

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (1231) - Katowice, - AUG 1, 2013
Zaskoczyła mnie tak słaba ocenia tego piwa. Spróbujcie jeszcze raz. Jest palony słód, jest karmel, są śliwki, suszone owoce, dym i popiół... Wszystko jest. Chaos, ale jakże przyjemny! Jedyną wadą (!?) tego piwa może być to, że jest absolutnie nieokiełznane.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vickey9 (885) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2016
Very dark Belgian ale.The story is fine - does it mean that still the beer is caramelized in the kettle? I do not think so, but never mind. A gentle, creamy ale for Sunday afternoon. B@H

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (7426) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016
33cl bottle from Speciaalbier, Leiden. Medium creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJoer (1113) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2016
Meeium white mokka head, dark black with some brown glow coloured body, malts yeasts dark fruits like smell, medium to high carbonation, low bitter some sweet malts a bit of fruit like berries taste

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Fles, thuis. Lekker muf bakkie. Smaakje doet me denken aan een Rochefort, maar ik zou ’m er naast moeten proeven om te checken of dat ergens op slaat. Backlog from 2015/08/14.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierridder_S (466) - BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2015
31/10/2015 @home - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Schepens, Zottegem. Dark brown, smalle head leaving just a lacing. Mild roastedness, caramel, dark fruits, light sourness

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonkiedeaap (534) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is dark amber to dark brown colored and has a stable and large broken white head. The aroma is roasted malts and caramel, and some red and dried fruits. The taste is light bodied, little sweet wit roasted malts and caramel notes and some bitterness and dryness in the end with some chocolate notes. The finish is little sour and light bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2781) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Reddish brown pour. Small off white head. Little lacing. Caramel and roasted notes in the nose, but not from grain. Taste is a slight roasty caramelly thing. Okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (525) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
Oosters Singapore on 03/07/15. 33cl bottle (shared) poured into an official Buffalo tall glass. A deep red brown colour with a thin beige head. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and spices. Flavour heavy in roasted malt, dark fruit (berries) and chocolate. Sweet light finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarageBrewer80 (237) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
Drucken på flaska. Mörk nötbrun färg med smutsbrunt skum. Lite syrlig doft av hallonsaft och svarta vinbär. Ganska lätt kropp. Smak av söt, brun, rostad malt och lingonsylt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rusos (374) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Dark ruby clear colour with beige head. Aroma dark fruits, dried plums, caramel, bit roasted/chocolate tones. Taste dark fruits, bit sweet, roasted finish. A bit empty body, bit watery. Overall not bad.


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