Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
750 ml bottle vintage 2010 tasted January 27 2014.

Pours into my Gulden Draak tulip, brown with surprisingly red highlights and a frothy tan head. Aroma of mulled spices and belgian yeast, grassy hops and cola. Cobwebby basement. Dark fruit. The flavor is only modestly sweet, again the spices, ginger and anise, plus a bit of pepper and a diet cola and pear-skin finish. Very much like a dubbel. Aggressively carbonated, additional bubbles springing to life in the mouth. This one doesn’t particularly stand out from the crowd of good Belgian strong ales, but it is perfectly nice beer, comparably low alcohol, and capable of maintaining interest all the way through a 750 tonight.

villevav (509) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Tuoksussa anista, lakritsaa. Maussa makeaa alkoholimaisuutta, lakritsia ja mausteita. Liian makea ja alkoholinen.

nuplastikk (6514) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Tap at Oasis. Stained glass brown-burgundy body. Thin steady off-white head. Creamy Belgian Brown ale, lots of fruity undercurrents...cherry, raisin, plum. Quite nice and surprisingly mellow. Deep mulled cherry and brown malt notes. Served in official glass, this is quite a treat. Candy sugar notes. Molasses, wood..very faint. Delicate, excellent.

ration (2282) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 19.11.2010

WheatKing (1351) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - MAR 4, 2013
Well, I sure liked this. A lot. Maybe because it’s a 2011 vintage and I don’t have much experience with aged beers (Wow a year and a few months ago!). It’s a caramel Belgian bomb. That sounds disgusting, but really it’s not, I mean it’s rich with the phenols and esters working together to make a nice showcase for malt. Laced up. I like dark Belgian strongs, period. Really should change my "favourite style" to that but I think you really have to be itching for the Belgian tastes to really to be open to them at a particular moment, it’s not an all-the-time style for me. Those Belgians! Maybe I’ve spent too much time in Holland.

Habanero (4912) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2013
Bottled. Poursark amber with a foamy beige head. Nose of yeast, toasted malt, caramel and dark fruit. Sweet flavor with a slightly sour finish. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. An OK strong Belgian. ★★★

olio (10694) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090304.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of strong alcohol, caramel, some toffee notes and yeast, faint spice hints too. Flavor is also a bit boozy, caramel malts, toffee and spices are there too.

ShivanDragon (4704) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2012
rood/bruin/zwart van kleur met schuimige bruine kraag.
aroma: zeer nadrukkelijk aanwezig; toffee, chocolade, donker fruit en bruine suiker.
smaak: (bruine) kandij suiker, peper, toffee, chocolade, donker fruit, caramel moutig
redelijk volle body met droge afdronk.
hij laat een redelijke indruk achter, echter de gulden draak zelf is vele malen beter.

puboflyons (3531) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2009 Vintage. From a bottle stamped 31H1-14:02. I am drinking this at 45 degrees 3 years after it was released. It pours a beautiful looking dark brown with a simmering, silky beige head and slightly cloudy. The aroma is vibrant with sweet malts, dark fruits, toffee, caramel, butterscotch, and the vaguest hop note. The body is so smooth, creamy, and bold. The taste begins a tad sweet with loads of caramel, licorice, and spice. The bitterness is mild. After 3 years this has mellowed to a fine beer.

Holmen1 (6666) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg: Flott skum som på de fleste dubbel, men forholdsvis kortvarig. Smak av rosiner, malt, svisker og tørket fiken. Diskret alkohol. God munnfylde, lang ettersmak og farlig lett å like.

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