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


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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenH (908) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
golden, cloudy, white foam, herbs, spruce, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, very bitter,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (815) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2014
Pours clear golden, orange with a big white foamy head. Aroma has citrus, typical Belgian-yeast, some sourness hidden. Taste is bitter (duh) with a bit of citrus and hops. Dull beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seynie (220) - Tienen, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
Duvel like colour and carbonation, but with more residue. Yeast and bitterness dominate, with only a bit of citrus. Some cabbage, cooked chicory. Long bitter finish. A bit one sided

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4712) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
Bottled. @ Degust. Full 33cl sample. The aroma has slight grain, citrus, grass and typical Belgian yeast tones. Bit hazy, yellow coloured beer with a white, lasting head. The taste is citric, yeasty and has big bitternes in the finish. Didn’t expected it to be 8%, more like 6-7. Pretty decent and tasteful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2879) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
One of those attempts by Belgian family brewers to connect with the new wave of IPAs in this country, since 2008. Snow white, creamy head, deep golden colour, aroma of pale malts, leafy hops, caramel, pear and some DMS (cooked cabbage); taste softly malty in onset, rounded, bit of caramel, quickly overpowered by a strong, citrussy and leafy hop bitterness, finish long and dry. I applaud all efforts made to make the Belgian public familiar with IPAs and this is no exception.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1277) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
Het lekkerste van de Buffalo-bieren van deze brouwerij, lekkere smaak, een aanrader.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (3493) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at home. Originally rated 25062012. Colour is orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Belgian yeast, fruits and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mutz (683) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
Van de tap @ groot vleeshuis in Gent. Goudblond, witte mooie plakkraag, veel koolzuur. Ruikt en smaakt naar graan en hop, een soort opgevoerde pils. Lekker volle en bittere smaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (560) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2014
Donker gel bier met veel schuim. Smaak is bitter zoals de naam zegt met licht zuur fruit, citus en hop. Blijft lang hangen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzgorog (410) - FRANCE - JUN 4, 2014
Blonde dorée pale et limpide. De nombreuses petites bulles font vivre la mousse haute, blanche et crémeuse, elle laisse de la dentelle sur le verre en retombant doucement. Nez intense de houblons fleuris, citron, levures, pain frais. Attaque très amère pour une belge (enfin bon on était prévénu par son nom ...), très sèche. Puis au fil des goulées, on s’habitue à cette amertume, et on retrouve des notes plus classiques : levures, miel, le côté aromatique du houblon s’exprime également : notes fleuries et résineuses. Tout ça avec une belle carbonation. Belle surprise, la palette des arômes s’etoffe au cours de la dégustation ! Très bonne bière !

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