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.

Travlr's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2010
It looks like the wolf is still having his way with poor little red riding hood. Bottle at first DC tasting of 2010. Bright orange color with a white head that clears quickly. Aroma of orange peel and coriander. Flavor has malts up front, then a bit our sour in the middle, some citrus, and a slightly bitter and dry finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shark_Pants (613) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2016
330ml bottle. Ruby red in colour with tight frothy beige head. Aromas of dark fruits - cherries, dates, plums, raisins, along with caramel. The taste has toasty bready malt, some cherry, plums, earthy and spicy bitter hoppiness in the finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good but a little sharp in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Davros (2823) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2016
Pours dark brown with a quickly fading head. Nose shows banana, caramel, sultanas, green apple and cidery notes. Flavours include pine, grainy notes, a bit of brown sugar, cardboard characters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle, 7.8%. 2012 version. Roasted and vinous aroma. Clear dark brown colour. Good stable light brown head. The flavour is roasted and sweet with a distinct creamy note, perfumy at first, turning almost vanilla-like. Quite bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (5071) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours nearly clear dark ruby / copper brown with stable beige head. Clear aroma of Belgian yeast and malt,mwith notes of fruit and caramel and touches of hops. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt and yeast, with notes of roast and nuts and touches of hops. Roasty and caramellish aftertaste. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2585) - - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle shared. Interesting strong amber ale, quite warming with scotch notes. Nothing amazing but probably a nice warmer for deep winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (818) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
BOT 03/10/13, BBD 03/10/14. Punertavanruskea olut melko runsaalla vaahdolla. Kiva vaaleanbeige, hieman maitokahvinen puolen sentin vaahtokerros jää oluen pinnalle pitkäksi aikaa. Tuoksu karamellinen, vaniljainen sekä marjaisan mansikkainen. Maku ei niin makea kuin tuoksu antaisi olettaa. Karamellia siitäkin löytyy, mutta sen lisäksi enemmän kuivempaa hedelmää ja happamampaa marjaisuutta. Hyvin vähäisesti hiilihappoja. Kääntyy loppupuolella aika happamaan ja kuivaan, marjaisaan finaaliin. Suupielet tämä saa kuitenkin sokeriseksi.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (7649) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Bill, shared at Ryan’s August 2016 tasting. Pours a deep brown body with soft lacing. Notes of plum, spice, vague fruits, clove and sugars.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5902) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle, pours brown color with smaller head. Notes are really nice plum and fig pudding. Really complex belgian beer that is layered with flavor. Nice stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alteregoo (988) - POLAND - JUL 31, 2016
Wersja 2015.
Piana obfita, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, trwała. Barwa mocnej herbaty, ciemno bursztynowa, opalizująca. Aromat nie jest zbyt intensywny, w skrócie karmelowo, ziołowo, przyprawowy, w tle cukier kandyzowany i stary chmiel. W smaku podobnie, dość cukrowo słodkie, średnio wysycone, ze średnią do niskiej, ziołowo pikantną goryczką i przyprawami korzennymi w afterteasie.
Dość przeciętne piwo świąteczne, mało intensywne w zapachu, nieco płaskie w smaku (brakuje mi tu suszonych owoców, daktyli, fig, może w smaku pojawia się odrobina rodzynek, ale nic poza tym) - ot taki sobie Xmas Ale :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2142) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. 2014 vintage Bronze body, creamy off-white head. Aromas of brown sugar, cocoa, dark plums & dried fruits & cake spices. Not as trick as expected, rather dry, savoury, some creamy carbonation in the works. Get some dark brown sugar, plum pudding-like character upfront, the sweetness is short lived, glace cherry & candied peel, cinnamon & nutmeg - none of which are prominent, just hints of each. Dry savoury, almost woody spice finish. This would work really well if it were bigger, more rich, unctuous - flavours are a bit lost in the mix.

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