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

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7944) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2013
bottle. Clear golden yellow, mid-sized head. Malty, slightly hoppy. Nothing exceptional, but quite ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2403) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Nearly clear golden amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is spicy with notes of yeast, coriander, lighter fruits, straw. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8102) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold with a large rocky foam. Aromas are yeasty with lemon and toffee and biscuit malts. Key lime pie with some barnyard notes. Flavours are bitter, tart lemon with yeast and dry biscuit. Peppery with warming alcohol and more resinous lemon on the finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3337) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2013
bottle at bierhuyske pours clear blonde good white head bit hops in the smell taste is indeed bitter ( and sharp ) . not realy floral or aromatic, but i do get the hoppy aspect in the bitterness. good carbo . perhaps could use more aromatic aspects to go along with the bitterness, but than the name would obviously be rediculous . so hey, its good for what its suposed to be .

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
glennmastrange (2279) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle. Moderate grain for the malt, herbs and faint grapefruit for the hops, light basement for the yeast, with green apple and wood in the background. Head is small, frothy, white with a spot or two of lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy light amber. Flavor starts moderately to heavily acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, dry with a fizzy carbonation and a dry finish. Kind of bland overall, but plenty of bitterness in this Belgian String Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 24, 2013
Hazy golden color with a nice white head, good lacing. Aroma is sweet, malty and hoppy. Flavour is hoppy. Low carbonation and medium body with a long bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (507) - Diest, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2013
Giet in met een wel erg grote schuimkraag, helder blond van kleur. Sparkelend.(iets teveel?) Gist in de neus, fruitige toets. Drinkt, zoals de naam suggereert, bitter weg. Zacht van afdronk, smaak vooral van voor in de mond. Goeie combinatie van bitterheid met fruitige toets. Mooie balans.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5315) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
330ml Bottle - Amber with a foamy head. Yeast, tea and toffee in the aroma. Yeast, spice, apricot and a hint of banana in the taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmc619 (409) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
From bottle into Duvel tulip. Hazy orange-gold with a bunch of suspended sediment. Head is huge, shaving cream, with specks of tiny brown yeast scattered across the top. Aroma is fruity, with a nice backbone of gueuzy funk. Very pleasant, balanced beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle 0.33l from Dranken Geers Gent. Pours golden yellow almost clear with big white head. Aroma is fruit with hops. Medium carbonation and soft feel. Taste has a very good balance between bitterness, fruit (citrus) and hops. Aftertaste is a long bitterness. Overall a remarkably easy going belgian strong ale with the 8.0 ABV.


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