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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 536   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
Moravius (1512) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2014
Diverse Flaschen. - Schönes Rotbraun. In der Nase weinige, herb-fruchtige Noten, Weingummi. Im Antrunk schwere Süße mit Noten von Rosinen und Christstollen, ausbalanciert von kräftigem Röstmalz. Die Röstmalzbittere und eine leicht holzige, fast salzige Note (Lakritz) sorgen dafür, daß die Süße nicht dominiert. Dazu ein Hauch von Mokka, eine Besonderheit der Kapittel-Biere (was eine gute Hefe alles hervorzaubern kann ...) Im Abgang starkes Röstmalz. Bitterer Nachtrunk wie von Bitterschokolade. - Enorm aromatisches Bier, nicht das übliche süße Dubbel. Mein erstes Glas konnte ich nur in kleinen Schlucken genießen. Großartig.

4.3
Gurthnar (6280) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle from Drinkshop. Very clean and tasty brew. Dark brown colour. Overfoamed a bit at higher temperature but nothing tragic. Sweet but not out of balance. Full malty flavour with notes of caramel, toffee, honey, biscuity. Very good. Light dried fruits. Easy drinking with alcohol hidden well.

4.3
minutemat (6245) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
330ml bottle from Verheyde, Watou. Pours dark brown, good cream head. Aroma is dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel. Taste is smooth, well-balanced full flavour, perhaps not as sweet as a Belgian dubbel but in the same ball-park. Very tasty indeed.

4.2
DruncanVeasey (8426) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2007
75cl corked bottle. Muddy chesnut tulip soupy with sediment, however you pour it. Wonderfully soft, soapy caramel snout. Deep, firm, creamy off-white head you could float a Euro on. Delectably smooth and delicately spicy, with a full-bodied, sharpish yeastiness and licorice-bitter finish. Metallically yeasty a little like Ename. Slick and milkshake-creamy. As subtle and sweetly malty as a top-drawer Doppelbock (Andescher?). Drinks as smoothly as a beer half its strength. Not a hint of alcohol or burn. Exquisitely crafted, effortlessly drinkable, dizzying Belgian nectar.

4.2
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 27, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 Beautiful dark amber hazy appearance with a nice lacing, delicious head. Complex aroma with vanilla, toffee, roasted malt, dried fruits(plum?). The texture is oily, dried plum, forest-fruits, tons of roasted coffee beans, toffee and vanilla. Fine, strong liqueric and coffee aftertaste. Big personality Yum

4.2
tderoeck (10615) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2010
11/12/2010 - 33cl bottle @ home

Reddish brown to dark brown beer. Little cloudy. Dark brown sediment. Beige soft head, non stable, little adhesive. Aroma: alcohol, dried fruits, overripe fruit, caramel. MF: soft carbon, somewhat creamy, full body. Taste: caramel, dark chocolate, mocha, ripe fruits, cloves. Aftertaste: mocha, hop bitter, but mostly a nice acidic finish to balance the sweetness. Really good beer. I didn’t know I liked brown ones so much. ;-)

4.2
Storm_Warning (84) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
Currently drinking while typing. After pouring you have some lovely full aromas of sweet sugary malts, brown sugar, caramel, plum, raisin, dough and yeasts. Absolutely brilliant head! Big, creamy, foamy tan coloured head which holds a great structure throughout, a deep chocolate brew sits underneath it. Tastes very nice and noteably light considering its percentage, good bready, yeast, dough, rum, raisin, brown sugars and a gentle metallic twang from the hops on the initial aftertaste which slows into a slightly dry feel with cereal in the back. Great feel in the mouth, nice carbonation and feels full but suprisingly light! Beautiful creamy head too which is fantastic. Very nice beer, I will definitely be buying again!

4.2
Lore (2989) - 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

4.2
kapusil (1561) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 19, 2016
0.33l bottle. Dark amber body with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, figs, toast and reisins. Taste of caramel, toast, cocoa, floral hops and reisins. Quite sweet with a medium body. The finish has some warming alcohol to it but not harsh at all. Very nice.

4.1
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.


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