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


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RATINGS: 520   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16111) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
The pour is dark amber in color with a khaki head. Theres a mild aclohol aroma to this one along with some bread and toasted malt sweetness. A fair amount of brown sugar, some dark fruits, and banana. Tastes of sweet bread, toffee, and brown sugar. A fair amount of dark fruit and banana with a hint of spice and alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nutjes (418) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bires te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Troebel bruin met lichtbruine schuimkraag. G: Karamel, metaal, wat zolderachtig, gedroogd fruit en gist. S: Karamelzoete aanzet, lichte gistgeur, gedroogd fruit en wat kruiden. Bittere afdronk. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (2829) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle. Brown amber color, creamy yellowish foam. Aroma: malt, toffee, dried fruit, sherry. Taste: raisins, sherry, toffee, dried fruit, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaro_wwa (125) - POLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Butelka. Piana srednia. Aramat karmelowy. Goryczka niska. W smaku owoce. Ciekawe piwo :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzatoadisback (105) - ITALY - OCT 20, 2016
Muddy brown colour, average slightly off-white head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma shows sweet biscuity malts and hints of dark fruits among a delicate alcohol/warming feel. Its nice but not too vivid. Taste follows the aroma plus a hint of spiciness. Obviously on the sweet side but not excessively so. Alcohol is detectable but not aggressive, brings a bit of a warming feel. Medium body (quite light for style and abv) with average to high carbonation; clean and quite easy for the style but not too rich or creamy. Enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vinx (114) - ITALY - OCT 11, 2016
Aroma of banana, bubble gum, nuts, toffee, bread, some spices and some interesting herbal hints at last. Amber color which comes to hazy pouring the yeast from the bottom of the bottle. Medium sweetness, medium body, lively carbonation, astringent finish. It sounds to be like the poor brother of the more famous belgians: it barely looks like them but its less harmonius and it has an unpleasant tannic note that ruins everything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (655) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is dark brown colored and has a large and stable cream colored head, with nice carbonation. The aroma is malty and fruity, with notes of roasted malts, caramel, dried and dark fruits and spices. The taste is sweet and full bodied and also has a spicy bitterness. In the taste tones of roasted malts and caramel, but also raisins and fruits and when the bitterness takes over, some fresh hops and spices. The finish is bitter and a little dry and some alcohol is noticable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (2739) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2016
A dark brown beer, a head is quite big and beige. Aroma has dark and dried fruits, also some fresh fruits, prunes, some spicyness and peel of wheat bread. Medium bodied, strong carbonation. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Peter_L (1244) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2016
Flaska @ Pressklubben. Mrk vtska med fingertjockt skum. Inget srskilt som sticker ut. En generisk mrk belgare, helt enkelt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
susonagger (200) - spain, - JUL 15, 2016
El color es oscuro, rojizo, turbio. La espuma esponjosa. El olor es a maltas y frutas. El sabor, dulce, con cierto tono metlico y recuerdos a caramelo, y un final ligeramente amargo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (2983) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2016
Clear dark red brown, creamy beige head. Aroma has brown sugar, dried fruit. Flavour is sweet, prunes and dark sugar, hints of nuts and perhaps coffee.

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