Brewed by Brasserie de Bastogne
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Sibret, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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caribou43 (1152) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - SEP 18, 2017
On wedensday, I went to the Pibar with Raoul and I noticed three bottle that the owner was liquidating three big bottles at a good price. I came the day after with my son to buy thesz three bottle, because the dat before it was after 8 p.m and he was not allowed to sell alcool to take away. I drank on Friday this one with my wife and it was the time to drink it. Personally, my experience was rather good with this exemplar that we drank before our own-made beer tartare. This beer is close to a Bavarian doppel bock. The taste is malty, bready, plum, some hop and fruity. The color is a powerful black body with a huge white and brown foam, normal carbonation. It is better to drink it not so cold and this exemplar aged pretty good and the alcool was relatively well hidden.

wekker84 (2389) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017
brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts anise spicy fruits caramel yeast and hops flavor malts spicy fruits dried fruits caramel spicy and hops

bdls17 (11) - Jemeppe-sur-Sambre, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2017
Getting better every year. Will probably turn into a classic in a short time.

Baramba (1038) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2015
75 cl bottle. Brown with off.white head. Caramel aroma, strong sweet flavour, sugar, candy, yeasty, soapy

yespr (47039) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and breadish. Dry, herbal and roasted. Bitter and toasted malty finish. Mellow, roasted and bitter, dark malty finish.
Earlier Rating: 12/12/2009 Total Score: 3.5
75 cL bottle, Kerstbier Festival 2009. Pours dark brown to deep amber, clear and with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced and dry phenolic, light leathery like note. Roasted, light bitter and subdued spiced flavoured. Dry and roasted finish.

kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle sampled at Essen Winterbier festival 2015. Appears dark brown with a medium bubbly beige head. Aroma is floral with perfume, ripe dark fruit and herbs. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 12/16/2013 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle sample at Essen Kerstbierfestival. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, raisin, spice and caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

kraddel (8733) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2015
At Kerstbierfestival 2015. Pours black, small white head. Smell is spiced, dry, biyt sweet. Taste is sharp, bit bitter, somewhat sweet, spice powders that did not quite disolve and blend in with the taste. Lemon grass in specific.
Earlier Rating: 12/14/2013 Total Score: 3.6
Pours black No real foam Smells fresh , spiced Low carbo . Spiced , green , bit bitter . Nice

Benzai (16522) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2015. Hazy brown color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, herbs and spices, herbs and spices and herbs and spices. God why? Horrible spice - water.
Earlier Rating: 7/6/2011 Total Score: 2.8
Decent color, decent smell. Pretty decent body and carbonation as well, but the smell puts me off. Smells a little like laurel. Don’t like it.

jmgreenuk (9863) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle at the Essen Winter Beer Festival, 2015. Poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly broken go white head. The aroma is fruit, some spices. The flavour is moderate bitter, light sweet with a dry aniseed, light medicinal palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 12/18/2013 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle at the Essen OBER Kerstbierfestival 2013. Poured a clear medium brown with a round off white head. The aroma is caramel toffee. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a liqourice caramel yeast palate and a short bitter aroma. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Erzengel (9338) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
*Old rating. Best before Aug 12. Malzig-dunkles Bier. Angenehm rund und weich, Schokolade, Karamell. Leider im Nachgeschmack etwas alkoholisch. Spannend.

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