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Brewed by Deca Services
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bright red dark beer with a spicy aroma of cookies, gingerbread and caramel. Also fruity; ripe apples, red fruit, dried fruit, and a little acidity. High fermentation with secondary fermentation in the bottle, unfiltered, not pasteurized.

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2.9
Vells (1944) - Rīga, LATVIA - JAN 15, 2016
Quite sad brew.. If aroma at first seems boozy, but dried fruits kinda welcomes, then first sips are, too harsh, too boozy, too unbalanced, and too watery in finish.. Some caramel, fark fruits floating around. Light sweetness with light bitterness. Boring.. disappointing for Belgian strong..

3.2
kajser27 (2046) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 24, 2015
Brown colored, hazy, some sediment and floaters, medium beige creamy head. Aroma is of brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits, apples, bit yeast. Taste is medium sweet brown sugar and caramel, apple, candy dark fruity, slightly roasted, some yeast. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, sticky. Nothing special really...

3
Jultsu (1217) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2015
BBE 05-2015. Tummanmustanpunainen väri, maan tuoksu jossa ripaus maustetta (pippuri?) ja alkoholia. Maku jatkaa samoilla linjoilla, alkoholia lievästi ensipuraisussa ja maustetta, jälkimaku hivenen väljähtäneempi mutta jonkinlainen runko löytyy. Liekö ollut parempaa tuoreempana?

3.9
Silvan7 (1270) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ home.ramato carico quasi marrone con riflessi ruggine. Schiuma beige molto fine persistente. Aroma fine complesso ma non molto intenso ne persistente.fruttato di ciliege sotto spirito esteri del lievito tipici belga. Pane fresco, leggermente tostato. Maltato di the inglese. Liquoroso. Gusto dolce abboccato e acidulo. Pochissimo amaro, quasi solo da tostatura. Calda alcolica lievissima astringenza. Carbonatazione debole corpo debolissimo. Pregevole. Equilibrata ed armonica.

3.7
blackisle (2816) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2015 Bottle 33cl. as Dark Old Strong Ale. Slightly hazy dark amber brown, good frothy beige head, diminishes slowly, good lacing; aroma: dark malts, brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits (berries, plum), some apple syrup; taste light heavy sweet and medium bitter, malty, caramel fruity notes; medium to full body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation, mild bittersweet aftertaste, light spicy and alcoholic notes; well-balanced and tasty beer, very nice.

3.7
jfb (6673) - GERMANY - AUG 18, 2015
(bottle) hazy ruby-amber colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of sweet spices, bread dough and bubble gum, slightly alcoholic, with a hint of nettles, some kiwi, orange peel and raisins. flavour is mostly bubble gum, caramel and strawberries, with some more raisins, a touch of roasted malts, yeast and a semi-dry finish. heavy-bodied with lively carbonation.

3.3
mmahut (1858) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Dark hazy body with low head. Aroma is caramel, fruity, pine, yeasty. Taste has yeasty character. Medium earthy bitterbess. Body is full, high carbonation.

2.8
Marduk (8406) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2015
330ml bottle as "Vleteren Dark Old Strong Ale" (thanks FatPhil). Clearish dark amber color. Nettles, caramel, sour, vinegar in aroma. Sour, died hops, sweet in taste. Sour and hops and sugar in aftertaste. Meh brew.

3
FatPhil (17080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2015
330ml bottle (Koht Spring Auction, Tallinn)
Pleasant red, brief frothy head. Sour and sweet malty aroma, had a hint of flemish red briefly. Dirty rough and raw sweet mashy aroma some mammi, but also quite sour. Sticky and a bit slick palate. Fortunately the sourness fades after a few sips, so you can ignore it. Very uninspiring belgian strong dark ale, but it does cover the alcohol quite well, so an extra point for that.

3.7
chromeotaphor (175) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
Caramel donker suiker achtig aroma. Prachtig rood bruinig donker van kleur, erg helder troebel (ruwe stukken). Peperachtige bite bij binnenkomst en afdronk, lichte zuring. Mooi eenvoudig maar toch diepgaand palet.


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