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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A complex, dark, fruity, chocolatey brew. First version from De Proef in Lochristi, near Ghent. Current version care of Van Steenberge.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6296) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smalle (157) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2007
Aroma is cola, dark candy sugar, roasted barley. Taste is reasonably balanced, dark fruits, bready.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (969) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2011
Decent dark beer with a nice background story. Enjoyable flavours.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14110) - 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!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4402) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2464) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2005
@ Waagstuk Sourish, almost sweaty nose. Pretty sweet beer, dark malts, chocolate, burning alcoholic-finish. Unbalanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (3624) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Version by De Proef . Yet this is not a vintage ... ( best before 21-11-15 ) . Is this a new batch, by the proef again , or has it only changed this recently ??? Anyway . Pours clear , dark red/brown . Good white foam . Scent is metallic , dark and red fruits , bit sweet, bit bitter ( if you concentrate enough ) Taste is metallic, bitter, burnt malts ( burnt taste in general, which is not a nice thing , like burnt malts in an IMP stout . This tastes like actual burnt stuff ) . Way less fruity than the scent gives away, yet some aspects are there . A very small, almost sour touch . Not bad, per se , but a bit weird and not completely working . Pretty sure it’s not infection though . Too much gas . Doesn’t really work for me .

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jonas (5847) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2006
Sampled at Waagstuk. Fusel aroma. Chestnut, nice brown head. Fruity flavor, but mostly fuseloils and alcohol. Medium body, Sparkly mouthfeel. Estery strawberry aftertaste. Cant say I was thrilled.


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