Brewed by Van Eecke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Bottle conditioned.
This dark beer has been brewed with careful attention in accordance with our age old brewing tradition. It is a flavourful beer, tasting slightly bitter-sweet.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (1397) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - NOV 7, 2015
On tap, 25cL. @bar La Tireuse, Toulouse. Old memories there during my veterinary studies in "La Ville Rose". A beautiful red brown clear sparkling beer ; medium off-white head ; medium retention. Caramel, roast, herbs, sugar. Medium sweet, sugary, light to medium dry bitter. Just a little windy. Medium body, thin oily, average carbonation, short sweet herbal toffee finish. Overall, Ok amber belgian ale ; hoppy aroma, bitterness drown in heavy sweetness. I will taste the bottle version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1360) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2015
F: pale brown, thin, diminishing to thin film. C: dark brown, non-transparent. A: sweet malt, fruity, some milk chocolate, hints of alcohol, cherries. T: very malty sweet, fruity, plums, raisins, brown sugar, molasses, caramel, yeast, biscuits, medium body, average carbonation, a little overrated I think but still very good beer from that style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (3893) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma of dark malt, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, brown sugar, some roasted notes, some chocolate. Flavour is sweet with a light bitterness in the finish. Body is medium. Rich and sweet, pretty enjoyable. More or less seems to be a stronger version of the Dubbel, which I had before this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (2373) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 16, 2015
brown colour, huge beige-ish creamy head; aroma of dried plum, maybe some cherry, herbal notes, biscuit and caramel; taste is the same; great beer

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nybol (1660) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2015
En stor fyldig strk smag af maltet korn. Den hje procent smages i varmen som llen har.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (2416) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Butelka, warka do kwietnia 2016, wiec sporo poczekala butelka na wypicie. Przejrzyste, ciemnobrazowe z rubinowymi przeblyskami, z nieimponujaca piana. Aromaty karmelowe, swiezych (wisnie) i suszonych (rodzynki, figi, sliwki) owocow. Do tego tez miod czy melasa, cos slodkiego bardzo. Slady kakao a moze gorzkiej czekolady. Slady przyprawowosci (Cynamon?). W smaku wszystko to bardzo ladnie odczuwalne, w slodka acz niemeczaca strone. alkohol bardzo skutecznie ukryty. Zaskakujaco lekkie odczucie w ustach, nie az tak duzo ciala, brak syropowych odczuc. Wysycenie jak na styl dosc niskie. Goryczka tez niewysoka, ale odczuwalna. Klasa piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
12/1/2008 9:59:58 AM Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Dark reddish brown. Fuzzy head. Sweet, fruity nose. Warm, sweet, caramel flavour. A wide variety of different flavours really, including toffee, nuts and dark fruits, definitely cherry and plums. Then a tad of sourness in the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cinctus (201) - - JUN 16, 2015
Nice strong beer. Very malty and pretty sweet too. Medium body, lots of sediments in the amber brown pour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alethol (133) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
Pours murky brown with small head that quickly disappears. Aromas of brown sugar, figs, malt. Tastes really nice: plums, raisins, malt. Well balanced, creamy, full. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (2035) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Marrn oscura, aspecto cremoso. Escasa espuma de tono amarillento. Aroma de agradable licor. Que se prolonga en la boca. Potente, malta tostada, caramelo, toque de chocolate y sobre todo sensacin de copazo

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