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

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RATINGS: 203   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
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2009
<b>Vat (Draught) @ 15de BLES Bierhappening 2008, Zottegem, Belgium.</b>
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, whtie to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, sour malt notes, moderate hoppy, citrus notes, spicy, licorice wood. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Very refreshing. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20081011]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31804) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2009
From tap at DHVL Gardenparty and Beerfestival. Pours dark yellow with a small white head. Aroma is Dry and slight bitter with a light metalillic note. Bitter and dry malty flavoured too, light liqourice note. Bitter and dry malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of coriander, malt, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, lemon, coriander, and straw, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks pinball for sharing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a hazy golden with a huge and frothy white head - a slow gusher. Sweet fruity nose, some Belgian yeast. Medium body, sweet fruitiness, spices, metallic and yeasty with a fairly solid bitterness. 230311

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle at Ungstrup. Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices. Fruity flavour of caramel, spices and hops. Spicy and hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 22, 2010
Bottled. Slightly hazy golden colour with a foamy mediumsized head. Aroma is fruits, wood, spices, some berries as well as mild yeastyness. Flavour is spices, yeast, some fruity and floral hops as well as mild bready notes as well. Strange stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2011
Draught at Pegasus, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear golden, rocky head. Herbal resiny nose. Fruity and mid sweet with lots of resiny bitter hops. Slight almondy yeast character, almost aggressive bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a longlasting white head. Has a sweetish malty slightly bitter aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty bitter flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
The bottle was leaking in the suitcase; I’m surprised to see how lively it is still; it pours a hazy deep blond color with a huge and persistent head, too much carbonation. Aroma of old hop, paper, dusty, sewage. Good body strength, strong bitter toffee flavor; the toffee, as it happens sometimes, turns into some light sweet liquorice in the end. Warming alcohol. A Belgian Strong Ale more bitter than usual. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle (gussher) at home ... golden yellow ... huge huge short lived white head ... salty yeasty fruit nose ... sweet fruits ... little toffee ... little bready .. little spice.


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