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

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4695) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
6th Feb 2015: 33cl bottle in the lovely ’Yesterdays World Beers’ a bar inside an antique shop in Brugge. One of 65 different bottles to choose from (this being one of the two unrated by me). Mini-haze to the golden amber pour, white head on top. Fairly sweet for a ’bitter’ with mild hop nose soon taken over by the malt content, same in the taste. Easy to drink and pleasant, a nice blend in fact: crisp and sharp with the hop element, smooth and calmer with the maltiness. Better than decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1774) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
Aroma of fruits, yeast, malty notes, hint of hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a welcome moderate bitter finish. Nicely carbonated. Good above-average bitter Belgian Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (1677) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
Heldere gouden kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt kruiden, mout, hop. Smaakt bitterzoet, pils achtig, kruiden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2690) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
Clear orange yellow, big lasting lacing cottonball like white foam head. Nice. Bitter hoppy aroma, bitter taste. Some roasty tones. Lasting aftertaste. Decent beer. (Velp 201502)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1361) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle. Pale golden body, very tall head. Right after pouring 95% of the glass content was foam. Aroma has a mixture of dry hops and Belgian yeast. That must be a Belgian IPA. Sweet malty taste with a high level of hoppiness (for Belgians). Resembles Duvel in some ways but has a less sharp carbonation and ABV. Drinkable but nothing exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Serapac (211) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Light amber, small white head. Aroma ginger bread, cloves. Taste ginger bread. Light body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2015
Poured a lightly hazed light golden with a small off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, spices, and sweet malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, moderately spicy and lightly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1443) - PORTUGAL - JAN 5, 2015
25cl draught. Clear golden colour with a nice white head. Malt, yeast and spices in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to light body. Taste is bitter sweet with some spicy notes and a dry finish. Overall, a nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bryanvdv (613) - - JAN 2, 2015
Honingkleurig troebel bier, flinke kraag. Bij openen fles een lichte bier explosie. Aroma is zoet moutig. Smaak is zoet, proef weinig bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (3621) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Medium size, thick white frothy head, stays. Slightly fruity, sense of alcohol, faint yeast in aroma. Citrus, grapefruit peel, faint yeast, fruity, spicy and bitter hops in taste. Medium bitterness. Soft carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden. Feels bit harsh.


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