Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Belgian Ale
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast, candi sugar.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (1816) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2013
Brune de 6,5 abv, comme sa consoeur la blonde. Toujours plusieurs malts, mais ceux-ci caramlis et un rien torrfi, et du sucre de refermentation. Couleur noir complet. Opacit totale. Mousse entre beige et caf crme qui tient 1 cm, plus ou moins soyeuse. Armes de pain dpices, noix jeune, massepain, pointe de sureau et de rglisse. 1re bouche souple la belle prise entire, plutt sur le malt torrfi, avec une pointe dpice. Arrire-bouche un rien vague, avec une pointe de porto. 2me bouche soyeuse, avec du caf, de la prune, un peu dartichaut et des fanes de pomme de terre. 3me bouche de belle facture, entire avec des accents torrfis et fums. Arrire-bouche quasi frache, mme temprature ambiante (29,4 c). Belle longueur constante, avec beaucoup de rglisse et un peu damandes grilles. Levure souple, un rien sucre, pas mal mais pourrait mieux. Alcool bien mais un peu juste, mme pour une double. Finale en ligne, sans excs mais sans faute. Conclusion: une bire intressante, mais pas de ct direct, une bire qui laisse seulement des impressions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (9276) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2012
33 cl. bottle @ Kulminator // dark brown with a hint of black & creamy off-white / beige head // smells like creamy sweet malts & dark fruits, brown sugar, nuts, hint of liquorish // taste is hint of caramel, creamy sweet malts, dark fruits, liquorish, caramel, sweet, brown sugar, creamy nuts, hazel, dash sweeter spices in the finish, soft bread // body is creamy with mellow carb. // the rating may not be ecstatic but I think that this is really, really good one within the style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4228) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 12, 2012
toast, cereal, spruce, woody, cooked vegetables, butterscotch, skunky, smoke, brown, sparkling, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, creamy, lively, oily feel, astringent, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (12556) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 18, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2004 very dark brown colour, nice creamy head, strong licorice and malty aroma with coffeish notes, oily with lot of carbonation, some acidity, very long dry coffee finish - fresh and original

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2003
I dont know why the relatively low ratings for this, its a damn good brown ale and not all that far below the Rochefort 8 that I just had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3466) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Served with a fine creamy off white to light tan head and lots of good lace. Very dark almost opaque walnut color. Aroma wasnt to impressive, just good and malty. Flavor is malty, roasty, slightly tart, a hint of cocoa and excellent! Killer body and the carbonation is perfect for this beer. Tiny bit chewy. No hint of alcohol. easy finish. Really drinkable. Session

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (1450) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 8, 2014
caramel and fruity aroma with shades of chocolate, vanilla and licorice... rough caramel taste with notes of chocolate, dark fruits, brown sugar and spices... dry sweet and spicy aftertaste... very nice dubbel...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Nice doughy, espresso, toasted aroma, some molasses and caramel; not much carbonation or lacing on mine, plenty of sedimentation; medium bodied, delicious coffee, malt, toffee, light-porterish-Belgian flavor, slightly sour and acidic; outstanding! This one deserves a higher average rating, for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1641) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een heel lekker donker bier met een goede, volle smaak aan zoals het hoort bij een donker bier

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2015
Een diep zwaar bruin bier, een goede kleur en schuimkraag. Traag drinken is de boodschap.

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