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


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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Production system: high fermentation, non-pasteurised, fully natural product, refermentation in the bottle and keg.
Kind of malt is "Scarlet pilsener malt".
Purified water from the brewery's source
Yeast developed and cultured in our laboratory.
Types of Hops: Hallertau, Saaz, Spalt
Not used: spices, aromatic herbs

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 23, 2013
33 cL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours hazy golden-amber with a moderate off-white head that remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose there are notes of straw, caramel, herbs and Belgian spice, along with subtle hops. The flavour is lightly sweet throughout with honey, caramel, flowers, spice and pepper. The finish becomes hoppier, with pine and subtle resin. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent strong Belgian ale with Belgian spice and significant alcohol that is well disguised. 2013-02-23

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Oracolo78 (171) - ITALY - MAR 1, 2017
Birra dal colore quasi ambrato. Schiuma fine e persistente. All’olfatto sentori fruttati di agrumi e frutta a pasta bianca, come pera e pesca bianca. Al palato corpo medio con note di miele e pesca bianca. Molto alcolica ma la sua alcolicità è ben camuffata. Una discreta birra, nonostante l’alcol si lascia bere, pericolosamente, con facilità.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
herrklemann (162) - AUSTRIA - FEB 9, 2017
Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma dominated by yeast, hints of fruit (banana, citrus, some berries, some wine even), something like gin botanicals, leather, cardboard, tobacco, booze. Taste is dominantly dry, with pearly sourness. Medium body, a bit syrupy, pearly carbonation. Dry, slightly sour finish with hints of tobacco.
While this is kind of overwhelming, nothing really stands out. It’s interesting, flashy even, but I won’t have another in a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonotono (266) - torino, ITALY - JAN 5, 2017
Colore dorato carico, schiuma scarso. Odore caramello, poco speziato, cereali, fruttato, erba, alcool. Corposa, liquorosa, dolce, poco frizzante. Non molto equilibrata, l’alcool è troppo presente.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (6247) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
Clear golden colour with lasting head. Aroma and flavour are not particularly intense but certainly warming from the alcohol. Certainly sweet but still fairly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blastomorpha (93) - - MAY 15, 2016
Pours dark gold with a very nice white, compact head. But is it real gold what’s below? Unfortunatly no. I can’t find anything particular in the aroma, just a very little hint of citrus and some yeasts. Taste is better, but just because I love this kind of sweet beer. Sure not the best example of belgian strong ale, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
susonagger (202) - spain, - APR 21, 2016
Aspecto: De color dorado más bien pálido, turbia y un poco apagada. Con burbuja muy fina pero abundante, la corona de espuma formada en copa es generosa y esponjosa, de color blanco y bastante duradera. Aroma: Rica en aromas, afrutada (frutos cítricos y tropicales), destaca en ella la presencia de la malta, y especialmente la levadura y el alcohol, haciéndose muy penetrantes ya que se trata de una cerveza que contiene restos de levadura para la segunda fermentación y presenta una graduación elevada. También se aprecia un ligero toque dulzón como a caramelo. Sabor: De sabor amplio, penetrante, se nota claramente al comienzo el alcohol, lo que junto con la acción de la carbonatación, provoca una sensación astringente en boca. De cuerpo medio y bien balanceada, el gusto evoluciona hacia un amargor seco en el retrogusto de corto final.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_Lovecraft (539) - - MAR 8, 2016
Yeast, herbs, light fruity notes, golden with a huge white head quite persistant, light/medium body, medium carbonation, spices, notes of honey, light sweetness with a bitter hoppy finish, alcohol is well hidden but present in the aftertaste...good work pirate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (916) - ITALY - DEC 8, 2015
Dorata con schiuma ampia e poco legata. Aroma di lievito ed erbaceo. Al palato molto dolce, quasi secca, frizzantina. Niente male.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (3103) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 2, 2015
Botella 33 cl tomada en marzo 2015 en cheers Oviedo. (r457). Lote 09GM11:29 hasta 09..07..2015. Aromas y sabores maltosos ligeramente dulces, con toques algo citricos. Gran sensación alcohólica seca de sus 11 vol. No está mal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (5829) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2015
Amber quite clear body. Spiced, brown sugar. Very much in the rum infused beer style like Desperados or the in France popular Adelscott. But at least this tastes like beer. And I actually enjoy it in some twisted way. (33cl bottle from ABS Drinks)

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