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RATINGS: 964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
So simple in its creation, so magnificent in its maturity, this wonderful ale begins with Nature's most humble offerings, water, malted grains and hops. Our soulful yeast breathes life and depth into each brew. The steady hand of time orchestrates this alchemy into the splendid ale before you. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3538) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2015
Bottled a year ago. Lovely clear golden amber with an off white head that’s soon a coat (first glass) in a Westmalle chalice, but lasts OK in a La Chouffe tulip. Aroma of brioche dough, grapey booze, herbs, oranges. white pepper. Not that heavy for 12%. Low carbonation. Taste is less refined than the aroma, but similar: brioche dough, some dried fruit and citrus peel. Some bitterness and doesn’t turn towards dry as much as you’d expect, but then it’s not quite as sweet as expected either. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (2015) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle. Spicy caramel aroma. Sweet caramel and spice taste. Long sticky sweet finish. Tasty Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stef92 (128) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Very strong Ale but smooth in flavor. Caramel & toasted somewhat nutty taste. Dark amber in color. Hint of alcohol on finish. Extremely drinkable for a beer this strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2585) - - AUG 31, 2015
Draught at Pump. Rich caramel, quite sweet and syrupy, dried fruit, honey, vanilla, brioche, lingering sweet finish. Good stuff but a bit heavy and sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Aroma caramel, bread, cereal, alcohol, banana, Appearance amber, clear, minimal head, white foam, Taste heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, fizzy, Overall a very sweet malty beer that hides the 12% very well. I would suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear dark golden color. Aroma and taste are sweet with fruits and some spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KENe91 (1) - longview, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2015 does not count
Appearance: dark amber in color off-white head. Not quite clear but maybe from chill haze. A lot of bubbles streaming from the bottom in duvel glass. Smell: a lot of apple and pear initially. Followed by dark fruits and the Belgian yeast is obvious. Taste: the taste follows the nose in regards to the Apple and the pear. A little bubble gum on the finish and even slight hints of oak and vanilla. Overall: medium carbonation and chewy mouthfeel. Hop flavors are almost non-existent. Being my first Belgian style beer besides stone points unknown IPA, this beer was pleasing and was more appealing as it warmed to room temperature. I will definitely buy again, once you get past the sweetness it is a very balanced beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2810) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2015
Pours amber with a fading head. Nose shows raisins, brown sugar, golden syrup and Belgian spicy notes. Flavours include bready malt, brown sugar, golden syrup, sultanas and some very soft booze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewhemia (208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
Nice hazy deep orange color. Almost no head. Subtle aroma of caramel and I think what ratebeer suggests as earthy or basement aromas might apply here. Some wood in there as well maybe and a light fruitiness resembling black grapes. And maybe vanilla? Anyway, lots of stuff going on in the aroma, but in a subtle way. I like it! The taste is not surprisingly dominated by the sweetness, but not left unbalanced, since a light sourness and bitterness follows. The taste follows up on the looks and the aroma: caramel and vanilla is present I think, but also a taste of prunes, which I really like. The bottle I opened could have used just a tiny bit more carbonation, since it was close to still, but all in all this beer is a great sophisticated pleasure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mysticbrew (117) - - JUN 22, 2015
Pours an amber with an creamy off-white head that has a moderate retention. The aroma is a subtle malt. This has a malty, caramel and fruity flavor that hangs to the finish with a slight bitterness. A nice chewy palette. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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