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


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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Parket (586) - Bruges, - MAY 18, 2012
bottle, dark amber/brown beer with foamy white head. Smell: some roasted malts, industrial, strange .. , Taste: roasted malts, some yeasts, grainy. Easy one, not bad, but also nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (3399) - CROATIA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Beergium. Shared with JFK10000 and Josip. Pours unclear brown with tan head. Malty, caramel, some yeasty fruity notes, brown sugar. Sweet. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (12369) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of overripe dark fruits, caramel, toffee and yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [05-09-2016]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blueshawk (465) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2016
- brauntrbe Farbe mit leichter Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Honig, Karamell, Drrobst, Holzt und einer gut erkennbaren Sure - die Carbonisierung ist mir eine Spur zu moussierend - der Antrunk berrascht erst einmal mit einer hohen Suerlichkeit - danach kommt die Fasslagerung verbunden mit der Weinnote dominant auf - der Abgang erscheint dann leider etwas unausgewogen Fazit: Im Ganzen ein interessantes, aber auch leicht unausgewogenes Bier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (1107) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Murky amber, big and stable beige creamy head. Roasted malty dried fruits, brown sugar, caramel, honey, herbal, light liquorice. Finish lingers a bit. Good body, medium-high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (2530) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2016
0,33l fles bij wapen van Wogmeer 3 jaar extra rijping hebben het bier niet veel goed gedaan ben ik bang geef het daarom voordeel de twijfel. Roodbruin met een crme kraag. zoetig met caramel verder beetje dun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moravius (1209) - Beijing, CHINA - APR 23, 2016
Flasche ("Vleteren Dark Old Strong Ale", 33 cl) vom Bierzwerg. - Rotbraun, trb; fester Schaum. - Nase appetitlich ssauer mit Karamel und milder Zitrone, abgerundet durch obergrige Hefe. - Antrunk warm dunkelmalzig mit einem milden Schu fruchtiger Sure: Pflaume, herbe Zitronenschale, Bitterschokolade; eingebettet in runde Malzse. Mild rezent, fr ein Starkbier fast leicht. Im weiteren Verlauf setzt holzige Herbe ein, die in einen fast schroffen Abgang mndet. Etwas penetrante muffig-harte Noten (oxidiert?) im Nachtrunk. - Schne dunkle Malzigkeit, aufgelockert durch zart stechende Sure und abgerundet durch krftige Herbe. Wre ohne den muffigen Nachtrunk noch besser.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2976) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2016
Into a chalice at cellar temperature. A little mist from the proteins in suspension once the yeast goes in. A Tawny, ruddy chestnut with a compact and tight off white sheen atop. Head holds and laces a fine Belgian lace. Bread pudding nose with hints of spicy brandy, sultanas, dried orange peel, prunes and treacle. Quite light on the palate. Well attenuated and lean. Plenty of booze, sherry, rust and blood with an almost taste to the finish. Bready and yeasty with hints of plum, sultana and dates. Slightly tannic and astringent on the swallow as it goes. Becomes harder to drink, which I found odd. Not a very demanding or complex strong but it does have that oxidised old ale character that gives it a little charm - if that was they were going for!? (33cL, BBE 10/17, Intl Beer Shop, Leederville)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (2022) - FINLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle. Hazy dark reddish copper color with a medium thick foamy off-white head. Aroma of berries, yeast and wheat. Medium bitter taste with some sourness. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Janneman (18) - - MAR 10, 2016
Sweet aroma, a little brown sugar, a bit of cough syrop. Taste sweet and alcoholic on top. Falls on your tongue, which hollows out the taste..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (1001) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2016
Amber coloured with beige quickly vanishing head. Sugary and caramel aroma. Taste of ripe fruit, caramel and some vinegar.

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