Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Top fermented ruby red beer with a mild and fruity flavour and a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Contains malted barley.

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JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2008
Dark amber beer. A quite sweet taste. Round aroma. Reminds some barley wine taste.

foodtraveller (61) - BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2008
Fruity red beer with some malt and rather sweet. Honey flaor maybe. Easy drinking and probably best as an aperitif beer.

Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2008
Sampled at the fête de la bière in Martigny, Switzerland. My version was 7% ABV. It pours a dark amber beer with a slightly tanned head. The nose is of yeast, fish, cheese and mushrooms?! Very peculiar and interesting. The taste is sweet yeasty with hints of mushrooms and spices. Evident alcohol. Yeasty finish. Nothing special.

mike_77 (7085) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2008
Deep brown colour with tight laced head. High alcohol content means that the maltiness is somewhat subdued with dryness taking it’s place. Some spices come through in the aftertaste.

KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Clear reddish brown with large off white head. Sweet aroma with notes of fruits, caramel and toasted malt. Flavor is sweet with yeast, caramel and berry notes. Ends sweet.

yespr (47532) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2008
33 cL bottle, comes as Charles Quint / Keizer Karel. Pours golden and clear amber with a lacing off-white head. Light yeasty and malty aroma. Flavour is almost wineous malty with a nice overripe fruit note. Ends with a mild fruity flavoured malt base.

LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - MAR 25, 2008
Bottiglia da 33cl a Napoli; schiuma beige non molto consistente, colore rosso/ambrato; aroma flebile piuttosto dolce, sapore ancora dolce però con una buona presenza alcolica e un po’ di metallo (neanche poco). Discreta.

ekstedt (6976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2016 Draught at The magic Ruben, Brussel, Belgium. Deep copper, medium beige head. Nutty, caramelly, decent mouthfeel, dry finish and slightly metallic. 6/4/6/3/12->3.1
Second rating:
Draught at a Café in Buillon, Belgium. Same as about, but I didn’t catch the metallic notes this time. 8/5/8/5/16->4.2 is perhaps due to the fact that I drank it after having finished a six says hiking across the Ardennes. Final rating somewhere in between.

MiP (15972) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle, 8.5%. Aroma of dark malts, a hint of soy. Clear dark brown colour. Nice and big, stable, lacy tan head. The flavour is malty and yeasty with a vegetable note that reminds me of Leffe. The alcohol is noticeable in the flavour, OK level, and slightly warming. The beer is a bit rough and unpolished, but OK.

Quinten (1062) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2008
My bottle says 8.5% alc. Very dark red colour, thin créme head, full warm one with lots of body, fruits,.....but most brewers only need the 3 a 4 ingredients,..thise one contains 7 ingredients (incl, acid) ...to much.

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