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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Top fermented ruby red beer with a mild and fruity flavour and a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Contains malted barley.

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4.7
davidm (2080) - 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.

4.6
Zarrach76 (270) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2016
Très belle couleur brune/grenat, bien transparente, avec une léger collet de mousse ivoire. Nez charnu, avec de belles saveurs de pruneau, cerise noire, caramel, noix, chocolat et café, pomme cuite, poire williams, cassonade... En arrière plan, une petite note de zest d’agrumes, de miel, cuir, coriandre, citronnelle,fraise des bois, myrtille... Nez élégant et très complexe, superbe ! La carbonatation est moyenne à faible. La première gorgée est souple, légère sécheresse néanmoins, et texture un petit peu huileuse. Belle combinaison et bon équilibre de l’alcool, des malts et des houblons floraux, très bien étagés dans la durée. L’alcool offre de belles saveurs de kirsch et bon whisky type speyside sur un fond de poire. L’amertume est bien présente mais savamment distillé. On retrouvera des petits rappels gustatifs au fil de la dégustation, avec le poivre, le gingembre, la vanille... Tout est subtil, jamais dans la brutalité, mais d’une très grande complexité qui demandera une dégustation lente et raisonnée. Vraiment une très bonne bière ! Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

4.5
huineman (691) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
Pours ruby red. Aroma is plantain, caramel, prunes, whisky and liqueur. Taste is fresh, balanced, short-lasting. Nice.

4.4
User37895 (3042) - - 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.

4.4
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

4.3
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 one’s very hard to place. Definitely unique,

4.3
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
23rd February 2008. Smooth brown beer. Very creamy with a distinct chocolate milkshake feel. Smooth, sumptuous, soft, superb!

4.3
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

4.3
erling1000 (719) - - 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.

4.2
janubio (863) - 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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