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

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7397) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes goldenes Bier mit vielen Schwebeteilchen und schöner großen Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack fruchtig, hefig, sehr würzig, etwas Honig, minimal alkoholisch.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJoer (681) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Medium foamy white head, golden chestnut colour, citrus soft spicy hoppy(saaz?), medium to high carbonation medium bitter spicy some sour citrus tipical belgium yeasty/textur and mouth feeling

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (591) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Clear dark golden with big white head. Medium sweet malts, vegetal bitterness, green fruits. Medium bodied with prickly carbonation. Decent but a bit bland.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (8060) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 29, 2014
Pours orange color. Spicy alcohol smell. Tastes bitter, caramel, wood, peppery and of alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (906) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Hazy greyish yellow. Moderate aroma. Some lime and banana in aroma and taste, balanced with hop bitterness. Quite dry.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5119) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Shared 330 ml bottle, probably from Voldby Købmandsgaard, at local tasting, as Buffalo Bitter Belgian Ale. Pale golden colour, moderate white head. Very nice aroma, hints of fruits, herbs, gewürztraminer, almond chocolates and almonds. Fresh and herbal flavour, very enjoyable. Not as sweet as I expected from a Belgian ale. Would certainly buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
0,33 flaske ombord på Fridtjofen april-14: aroma minner om Anton Berg aprikos i blomme med en passelig bitterhet. Fruktig, litt krydret og god med fin karbonering. Interessant kombinasjon av tradisjonell belgisk sødme og tørr bitterhet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (2767) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
small bottle kindly shared by Sigmund. Hazy golden body. White film. Honey and papery notes on the nose. Grows in the mouth. Sweet and papery almonds.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5296) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours cloudy golden with a tiny white head. Aroma is light sweet, stone fruits. Taste is light sweet with a decent dry herbal finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (592) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 7, 2014
Golden colour with a pillowy white head which fades after a while. Good coherent lacings. On the nose aromas of grass, floral, herbs, tiny hints of basement aromas and some hints of sugarcane develop. At first tiny fizz hits your palate which develops some watery-slick texture. A small sweet note appears which is overwhelmed by a wave of bittereness from the back of your palate. Pretty complex. The finish is lasting medium long.


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