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

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5110) - 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 (386) - 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 (420) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (709) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 10, 2013
Head: white, medium, frothy, avg. retention. Colour: golden, hazy. Aroma: quite faint, mostly dry, green apple sourish bitterness, lemony, some malt/fruitiness, not much phenols. Taste: mostly dry, green apple sourish bitterness, some malt/fruitiness, moderate bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andriesradu (461) - ROMANIA - JUN 8, 2013
33cl bottle. Hazy orange with huge longlasting white head, good lacing. Aroma is sweet, malty, soury, hoppy. Flavour is moderate bitter with a long duration, from begining to the end, a bit acidic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sten (621) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2013
Nice golden coloured beer with a fluffy white head and lots of sediment. Flowers and hops in the aroma.Flavour is everything I expect from a bitter ale. Well balanced, hoppy and a long dry bitter finish. (Bottle 33cl)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4806) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2013
Draft at Pinterlier. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, fruit and light malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vickey9 (457) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2013
This was 8% ABV. Clear blond, thick white head. Nose is hoppy and herby. Carbon seems to be light, body medium and texture near to oily. Taste is bitter. Palate id hops, dandelious honey and bitter herbs. B@H

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4342) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2013

Appearance: Light hazy and lively golden color with huge white head that last. Good lacing.
Aroma: Light acidic and a bit fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a rich bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Malty, fruity, some yeast and light hoppy. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Not to complex Belgian strong ale, but very fresh and easy drinkable.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Grima.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (5969) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100726.
Pours copper color with a medium sized head. Aroma of spices, fruits, caramel malts and yeast. Flavor is the same with some toffee and wooden notes.


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