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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2008
hazy amber pour with thick white head; sweet malty aroma with spices. Bready taste with caramel malt, spices, and dark fruit. Well balanced finish and smooth and creamy on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (5225) - rdovre, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2008
Deep orange colour with medium fluffy white head.Aroma is sweet of dry fruits and caramel,smooth mouth feels and well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2008
750 mL bottle. Pours hazy and copper with a small white head. Sweet, malty aroma, plus raisins, dates, caramel, plums, vanilla, and alcohol. Very inviting. Moderately sweet malty flavor with dried fruit present, fading to a tart finish. Alcohol is present in the finish, but is well masked. A fine beer, smooth and very tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckyBazoo (31) - Holiday, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Poured deep orange/amber color with a mid to small head. Fruity aroma mixed with malt-like overtone. Sweet finish that left a great taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (6638) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle & tap @ Caf Gollem. Amber beer, off-white head. Looks very nice in its own glass. Aroma is sweet, caramel and sweet fruits. Flavour is very sweet, malty, caramel, fruity. Way too sweet for me. Decent brew though, because of the very smooth mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (1086) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
330 ml bottle. Reddish orange colour; small off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with apples and yeast. Some nuts and raisins in the malty flavour. Dry finish with a little alcohol warmth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2008
75cl bottle. Pours cloudy reddish in color with full foamy white head. Aroma sweet, malty and spicey. Taste malty, alcohol and spicey with dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11981) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
best aroma ever.sweet strong caramel. clear brown small white head.. taste is sweet, caramel, lightly roasted stuff, alc. (too much alc. flavor) faint raisins. nice sweet beer, does not taste old.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2008
330 mL bottle. (bb 24/01/09). Sampled in the proper glassware at St. Veronus. Orange-bronze with a small head and with lots of sediment. The aroma is strong and complex: candi sugar, malt, peaches, and rum-raisin ice cream. Very full and creamy-smooth mouthfeel. Caramel and candied fruit dominate the flavour, but there is some citrus, some spice, and some rum-raisin in there as well. There is no bitterness, but there is a certain tang at the end. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Have had this brew several times, most recently at the Federal, Durham (I think). It always gets high recommendations, and I keep getting encouraged to try it again, but my opinion is unchanged. Basically it’s a solid, middle-of-the-road Belgian to me. It’s got a cloudy orange body, with a moderate head and some swirling sediment visible. Nice fruity aroma is promising, but I always find it too one-dimensional and slightly too thin.


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