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Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Purnode-Yvoir, Belgium

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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark reddish brown, clear, living beer with a fine and generous white head. Typical, rich, estery smell (fermentation), scent of coriander, balanced. Special malts, full mouthed, balanced, slightly bitter aftertaste.

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3.6
fonefan (49376) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium to dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate yeasty, brown sugar, coriander, anis. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (181107)

3.8
yespr (45464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours clear, golden deep amber to brown with an orange glare and a lacing off-white head. Yeasty, fruity and light spiced aroma - very inviting. Flavour starts medium sweet with a nice level of spice flavours and a light liqourice/annis seed note. Lingering roasted caramel and light spiced flavours into the finish. Flavourful yet simple and nice.

2.8
Ungstrup (37633) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2002
A dark red beer with an OK head. It has a fresh aroma of yeast. It tastes very sweet with hints of yeast and alcohol. A little too sweet for my taste. An OK beer - but I know a lot of better beers I’d rather drink.

3.2
joergen (28151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a huge off white head. Aroma af yeast, spices, fruits and caramel. Sweet flavour of caramel, fruits and spices.

3.4
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2006
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, big beige head, lacing. Aroma of sweet raisins and hints of malt. Flavour raisins, malt, caramel, hops and with some hints of roast. Very sweet, which made it kind of slow to drink.

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omhper (25139) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2003
Bottled. Very dark brown with beige, creamy head. Roasty aroma with notes of burnt sugar. Medium sweet resiny nose, soft, pleasant mouthfeel and a remarkably dry finish with some grassy bitterness. Really good!

3.6
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Du Bocq has been busy changing the labels of their Gauloise beers. This is the 3rd or 4th edition in about 10 yrs. But this time, the brewery also turned down the volume from 9% to 8,1%. In my opinion, that makes it a new beer. Dark amber or light brown with a very large head. Sweet, but not nauseating. A definite bitterness creates a nice balance. Good fruit. A nice beer. Had this for the first time in ’93 when it was simply called "La Gauloise" at 7% ABV. The amber and blond versions are younger siblings. 010902 Older versions at 160893 and 010597.

3.7
Travlr (24875) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Above average brune, attractive presentation, decent nose, and not too sweet.

3.6
Rasmus40 (20738) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark sugar and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Light dry and moderate bitter finish. 231012

3.5
fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2002
Dark amber ale. Not refermented in the bottle? Nice malt aroma. Malt, caramel, hop; enough body, but harsh, lightly metallic. Persistent final, nice hop but not really aromatic.


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