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


on tap

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Production stopped in 2008, resumed in 2011.

Trappist1's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, - NOV 18, 2013
Brown black, off white head. dried fruits, raisins, malt, ’rye bread’, some spices in the back. Taste is sweet but also dry, soft, even a creamy palate. very well balanced. This is a very drinkable, enjoyable winterbeer with only 7.8%, no alcohol bomb. Although nose is fine and agreable, there is still something I do not like but hard to define.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sten (718) - 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 (970) - 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 aciditŕ 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 (925) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2267) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle of the 2014, from Dranken Pauwels. Slightly hazy reddish chestnut brown with an off white head. Nose is bit of yeast extract, slight oxidization, toasted malt, earthy, grassy hop, straw, toast, red fruit. Marmite yeast extract is dominating a bit. Taste is quite hoppy, grassy, pine, with lots of toasted malt and yeast extract. On the finish I’m getting some fruit coming through. Bit of red berry fruit, maybe dried apricot and then slight pine and menthol. It’s got quite a tang to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (4786) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2016
330ml bottle (2014 vintage). Hazy chestnut color. Huge size, thick yellow head, stays forever. Raisins, malty, grainy, tiny bit of alcohol in aroma. Sweet malts, grassy hops in taste. Simple beer, but so delicious. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (3393) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2016
At Home red brown colored body with a large off-white head and with a spicy chocolate malt aroma a spicy herby alcholic malt hop bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2016
330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
A stunner! Dark, and such a beautiful spongy head, persistent. Super mellow aroma. Soft roast, gentle sweetness, some gentle christmassy spiciness, but nothing you’d highlight. Full and pleasant. Very pleasant sweetish malty body, some candisugar here. So super mellow. No wow, but a nice little sipper. No alcohol detected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (470) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 16, 2016
Draught. Pours a hazy brownish red with an initially dense, mostly fading, foamy-bubbly light beige head. Aroma of red fruits, wood, caramel, orange, pine. Taste is of warm spices, blood orange, pine. Smooth light mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martin00sr (1982) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2016
Hazy, dark chestnut brown. Airy light beige head. Caramely, hoppy aroma with yeasty spice and notes of licorice. Flavour has malt and bittersweet fruityness. Orange peel and light spice. Alcohol seems unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (1072) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 9, 2016
bottle @ home clear copper, cappuccino head raisins, hops, milk chocolate, licorice, balsamic, spices, toffee almost oily, quite peculiar. Herbaceous smoked bitterness. Malty and caramel aftertaste, nuts and walnuts, light licorice. Leaves a long bitter herbaceous aftertaste.

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