Brewed by Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Brussels, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Production stopped in 2008, resumed in 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3538) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle, 8.5% ABV. Brown with a creamy pale beige head. Aroma of rich dough, dried bananas, spices, some chocolate, raisins. Much drier than suggested by the aroma with quite strong bitterness and sharpish spices. After the initial surprise the dried fruit and some caramel re-emerge, but it turns out not to be very doughy or bready at all. Grew on me but maybe a slight over-correction to the big sweet christmas beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1770) - Rome, ITALY - APR 14, 2016
0,33 bottle purchased at Johnny Off L. in Rome-Italy. Dark caramel color, off-white foam. Nose; cinnamon, panettone, caramel. Mouth: quite clean, a nice feel of burnt sugar,smoky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17704) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 5, 2016
Süßlich malziger Beginn. Dabei tritt die Süße schnell in den Hintergrund, das Malz steigt deutlich an, röstig, der Alkohol ist deutlich erkennbar. Insgesamt rund, trockener Nachhall. 11/10/9/10/10/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopverdju (710) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2016
Donker bruin bier met fijn schuim. Geur: kandij, caramel, wat gebrande mout. Smaak: Zoetig, caramel en wat fruitig. Weinig koolzuurprikkel. Lichte body. Afdronk: zoetig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
murran (559) - - MAR 27, 2016
Pours a dark body with a medium beige head. Faint aroma of dried fruit. Rich taste with tones of fruit, sugars and a smokey touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1104) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 15, 2016
F: huge, off-white, creamy, long lasting. C: dark amber against the light to brown, hazy, non-transparent. A: caramel malt, dried fruits, chocolate, yeast, spice, plums. T: malty, caramel, grapefruit, hint of earthy bitterness on the palate, molasses, plums, hint of pears, dark fruits, spicy, yeasty, chocolate, light coffee, medium to full body, good carbonation, very good bitter and not so sweet Christmas BSA, worth to try, 0,33l bottle from Färm organic shop in Brussels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (4346) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle. Mig’s World of Wine, Brussels. 8.5%. Hazy, copper colour. Thin, off white head. Nose has sugary, spicy malts. Fruity esters. Some tangy hop. Notes of Christmas spice, although that could well be imagined. Taste is sugary sweet, with a surprising, full hop tanginess. Smooth mouthfeel. Long, fruity bitter finish. Very nice. Punchy stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sten (742) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2016
Amber coloured beer with a small white head. Aroma hoppy and has some hints of citrus. Flavour is very similar. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (1105) - Samarate, ITALY - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle @ home ( version 2013). Ramata carica, riflessi aranciati e mogano, schiuma beige fine persistente. Aroma intenso, molto fine piuttosto complesso, cappuccino, pastafrolla, caramello, lievito belga, liquore e cioccolato fondente. Note meno intense fruttate di mandorla e speziatura di coriandolo. gusto abboccato, caramello, cioccolato all’ingresso, con acidità piuttosto marcata per lo stile ed un finale amaro luppolato erbaceo. poco corposa, poco carbonata, rotonda, abbastanza calda. equilibrata ed armonica

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (1266) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. 2014. Home. A sparkling dark brown mahogany beer with a big off-white head ; average retention. Flower & herb (nose), roast, chocolate, caramel, herb, dry fruits. Medium sweet, round, light to medium dry refreshing ; light warming. Medium body, light to medium texture, average carbonation, dry bitter chocolate finish. Overall, a good belgian strong ale : nice floral and malty character ; solid ; remember me a bit of Westvleteren 8.

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