Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A complex, dark, fruity, chocolatey brew. First version from De Proef in Lochristi, near Ghent. Current version care of Van Steenberge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12919) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2006
Ruby with an off-white head. Malt and licorice in an aroma that is a bit perfumed. Very sweet, but reasonably balanced flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Black colored beer with a big khaki head. Heavy on the roasted malt with a fair amount of chocolate and coffee. Some strange grassy notes and a nice sweetness of dark fruit. Heavy roasted malt flavor with some mild sweetness of burnt sugar and dark fruit. Dark chocolate bitterness, a bit of licorice, and some mild grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7912) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
(Draught at Afspanning ’t Waagstuk, Antwerpen, 24 Oct 2013) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with caramel, dark bread, raisins and hints of coffee. Malty, roasted taste with notes of caramel, dark rye bread, a touch of coffee and a gentle spicy bitterness. Almost full body, with balanced sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smalle (222) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle at Waagstuk. Brewed by Proefbrouwerij BBF 21/11/2015. Aroma is sweet, dark/dried fruits. Taste: sweet, very sweet, caramel, dried prunes, roasted malt. Some warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2007
Aroma is cola, dark candy sugar, roasted barley. Taste is reasonably balanced, dark fruits, bready.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (1030) - Berchem, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2011
Decent dark beer with a nice background story. Enjoyable flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1499) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle. From B-law. Poured an gold Amber color. Aroma Of caramel notes and slight raisin. Dry finish. Light sweetness. Grains. Medium light body. Light carbonation. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2011
33cl Bottle. Brewed 08/07. Trade with HenrikB. Pours dark ruby amber with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is dark fruit, caramel and molasses and a vague oxidation underneath. Vinous flavor - dark fruit, liquorice , caramel and a clearer note of cellar. Smooth and full bodied. Probably really good when fresh!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
Flaske 0,33l på Afspanning t’ Waagstuk, Antwerpen 28 Apr 11. Amber. Medium luftig skum. Aroma med karamell. Søt fruktsmak: Plommer. Litt karamell igjen. Mye kullsyre. Blir vel søt. Alkoholen godt kamuflert. Mye sedimenter i flaska.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
Van Steenberge version, tasted at ’t Waagstuk, one of the few places which serve this; apparently commemorates a bombardment of the Antwerp Stadswaag in the first World War. Thin but stable, creamy head; very dark ruby red colour. Caramelly aroma and taste, a bit nutty, some chocolate, marzipan, estery fruitiness, light coffee-like roasted bitterishness in the finish along with some rather unpleasant, but fortunately not too strong solvents.

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