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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
HenrikSoegaard (14531) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hopy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter nice fruity flavor. Long moderate bitter finish- Creamy palate. Delicate beer.

3.8
Marstonlad (955) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 4, 2013
Bottle at Janoinen Lohi, Helsinki. Pours dark brown with a small but thick head. Aroma of dark fruits, berries, sweet maltiness and some spiciness. Taste has sweet maltiness, dark fruitiness and a little spiciness; notes of raisin, caramel. Palate is smooth and medium to full bodied. All in all, pretty standard dark strong Belgian - sweet, full, malty and fruity. Quality beer.

3.3
77ships (11002) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ Bier Central. My first Deca beer. Light ruby, dark brownish amber with little white head – not too certain because of the lightning. Nose is sweet, lots of liquorice here, sweet herbs, touch grains, light dark fruits & thick caramel. Taste is big on liquorice, sweet, sweet with lots of sweet herbs, light dark fruits & touch syrup in the back, caramel, sweet toffee, grains & light touch of roasted malts. Touch too much carb. bit thin. Okay but not entirely there.

3.7
olsvammel (7285) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2013
I think I have the right beer, it’s named Dark Old Strong Ale Vleteren. Bought somewhere in Belgium. Smell of dried fruit and some earth cellar notes, or actually more like an attic. Smooth mouthfeel. Round tastes with dried fruit.

3.4
Rasmus40 (21822) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle from Willems, Grobbendonk as Vleteren Dark Old Strong Ale. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 090113

3.9
Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2012
Warning, old rating! From bottle, long time ago at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Dark brown color with a nice red glow coming through. Smell and taste malts, caramel, lightly fruity and a bit sweet with a lightly bitter finish.

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Thompson (710) - - DEC 22, 2012
old rating shared a bottle with benzai at the buitenlust... dark brown beer soft dark fruit smell somewhat woody.. very nice beer

3.8
tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2012
26/X/2012 - 33cl bottle as ’Vleteren Strong Ale’ from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2012-1187) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Clear red brown beer, small aery off-white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: spicy, cookies, ginger bread, caramel, somewhat fruity, ripe apples, bit sour, red fruits, some dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: apples, bit woody, some caramel, sweet, bit sugary, bready, toast, little bitter. Aftertaste: some apple skin, toast, bitter chocolate, little metallic.

3.2
JefVerstraete (3634) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014 Bottle @ The Capital. Dark brown beer, white creamy foam. Low carbonation. Alcoholic sweetness, bitter and malty but also mettalic.

3.6
TET (3205) - Kaarina, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
A dark brown beer with a almost medium and beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, dates and some red berries. Taste is also dark fruity, raisins, not too sweet, some spices and yeast. Medium bodied, quite fresh and nice to drink. Good beer, there are nothing very special, but that’s fine, mainly nice dark fruits.


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