Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 478   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle 330ml. 8.5% ABV. Exceptional beer, great with cheese. Aromas of caramel, cherries, butter, and oak. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Dark amber, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zarrach76 (239) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2016
Trs belle couleur brune/grenat, bien transparente, avec une lger collet de mousse ivoire. Nez charnu, avec de belles saveurs de pruneau, cerise noire, caramel, noix, chocolat et caf, pomme cuite, poire williams, cassonade... En arrire plan, une petite note de zest dagrumes, de miel, cuir, coriandre, citronnelle,fraise des bois, myrtille... Nez lgant et trs complexe, superbe ! La carbonatation est moyenne faible. La premire gorge est souple, lgre scheresse nanmoins, et texture un petit peu huileuse. Belle combinaison et bon quilibre de lalcool, des malts et des houblons floraux, trs bien tags dans la dure. Lalcool offre de belles saveurs de kirsch et bon whisky type speyside sur un fond de poire. Lamertume est bien prsente mais savamment distill. On retrouvera des petits rappels gustatifs au fil de la dgustation, avec le poivre, le gingembre, la vanille... Tout est subtil, jamais dans la brutalit, mais dune trs grande complexit qui demandera une dgustation lente et raisonne. Vraiment une trs bonne bire ! Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (670) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
Pours ruby red. Aroma is plantain, caramel, prunes, whisky and liqueur. Taste is fresh, balanced, short-lasting. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
The opaque mugs provided with this selection prevented a perfect examination of the appearance, but this one poured with a nice dark brown color and a thick head. The aroma was spicey and the flavor was very spicey: some cinnamon and nutmeg alongside the dark fruits. Mouthfeel was moderate to heavy and very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tommyxl (16) - Diest, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2013
Reddish hue, amber head. Interesting aroma of berries. Stronger than expected, wide variety of tastes going on in the mouth. Berries, some caramel, fruits, barley. Overall something quite different. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Pours out a nice deep red with a small off white head. Smells of cherries, roses and sugar. Tastes very unusual. Some nice bitter sour notes. Some grapey elements are present, but otherwise, this ones very hard to place. Definitely unique,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (24324) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
23rd February 2008. Smooth brown beer. Very creamy with a distinct chocolate milkshake feel. Smooth, sumptuous, soft, superb!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Hensen (53) - s Gravenmoer, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 Enorm vol aroma. Enorm vol mondgevoel, heerlijk. Zachte iets fruitig smaak, erg levendig veel tonen. Zoete, karamel maar ook erg hoppige afdronk.Charles Quint - Robijn Rood

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
erling1000 (699) - - MAR 15, 2015
A golden blond belgian ale with ale. Aroma is malty, complex yeasty, fruity, mandarin. Taste is bitter sweet.
Earlier Rating: 3/9/2015 Total Score: 3.5
A red ale with orange peel and white head. Aroma is caramel, malty, roasted, orange peel. Taste is bitter sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
janubio (829) - SPAIN - APR 7, 2007
Pours an absolutely nice deep red colour, with an enormous brwonish head that seems to last forever. Vigorous lace. Aroma of cherries and, surprisingly, bananas. Spices, almonds. Somebody said roses? Body is a bit lighter than expected, but good. Taste of cherries, oranges, cinnamon and vanilla... very nice. A sweet and a bit medicinal aftertaste.

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