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

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
The bottle was leaking in the suitcase; I’m surprised to see how lively it is still; it pours a hazy deep blond color with a huge and persistent head, too much carbonation. Aroma of old hop, paper, dusty, sewage. Good body strength, strong bitter toffee flavor; the toffee, as it happens sometimes, turns into some light sweet liquorice in the end. Warming alcohol. A Belgian Strong Ale more bitter than usual. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4859) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle from De Biertempel, Brussels. Clear golden with a medium head. Fruity, spicy and peppery. Alcohol. Decent Belgian craftmanship.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle at the Poechenellekelder, Brussels. Pours clear golden coloured with a dense lasting and lacing egg white head. Aromas of grass, pepper, fruit and spicy yeast. Crisp and dry flavour with notes of fruit, yeast and bitter hops. A decent brew.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wim (2819) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2009
gold blond coloured sparkling body with a sparklng huches white head a spicy fruity aroma a spicy fruity bitter taste with a bitter finish too bitter for me

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5480) - ITALY - JUN 16, 2009
chiarfa schiuma abbondante buona persitenza note leggermente luppolate in bocca un po di cerale dolce medio non molto amara

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11202) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Golden with a big white head. Aroma has spicy and fruity yeast. Dry and rather yeast dominated flavour, spice and fruit. Nice herbal hop flavour and a good bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle @ Poechenellekelder. Pours clear golden with a fluffy white head. Dry, fruity, floral and herbal. Medium bodied. Crisp and dry. Fine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2009
A little hazy yellow colored beer, with a big, thick white head. The aroma of hop bitter, malty fruits, like citrus an d orange. There are some spices. The taste is medium hoppy, with bitterness, swet fruits, like some citrus and orange. In the back are some spices. The aftertaste is dry and long bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle. Pale gold color with a huge frothy white head. Light noble hop aromas. Mild malt flavor with citrus/coriander and floral hop. Mildly bitter. Hard to believe it’s 8.5!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8919) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 5, 2009
Bottle: Golden, a bit unclear, huge fluffy white head that slowly collapses, visible carbonation; moderate sweetish-sourish aromas of fruits and grains over a solid hoppy background; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied, soft-creamy MF; lingering hoppy-sweetish finish. Good brew.........


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