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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: 2347   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFanDan17 (1088) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 8, 2008
(cleaning out my beer bottle collection as pictured in my profile and utilizing ratebeer.com) As I recall, this is a nice strong ale. Malty and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12345) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 5, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy deep amber with a rather big beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, fruits, toasted notes, light spiciness and hints of hops. Sweet malty flavor with some caramel, fruits, some spicy yeast and some metal towards the finish. Medium-bodied with a pretty strong carbonation. Quite pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4887) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2008
Amber colored with a low head. Hazy with slight alcohol. Apricot in the smell and taste. Medium body. Peaches and other fruits in the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3052) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Draft at Toone in Brussels. Dark and ambery with a moderate head. Hops taste and some sweetness and malts. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pour golden red with a large white head that dwindles to a nice small head. Strong aroma of hops. Palate could be better and the taste is good but very alcoholy... NICE BUZZ. Would drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2008
bottle cellared for about a year or so.....pours a semi-opaque reddish brown with a thin soapy white head....aroma of sweet malt very bready and biscuits..... flavors of malt and a sweet caramel and toffee character that is quite nice and not to mention some peppery spice. carbonation is definetely apparent and the residual sweetness lingers on for awhile. mouthfeel was somewhat thin i thought and could have used a little more body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Draft Victoria Gastro Pub Hazed gold, creamy white head. Softly spiced vanilla honey aromas warm to toffee and waxy citrus tones. Sweet cotton candy and spiced caramel flavors balance on hints of yeasty apple and citrus. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet finish. It made for a good late night sipper

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kurtkosher (144) - USA - MAR 21, 2008
wonderful belgian beer. i was very impressed. a little more pricey than the swill i usually drink but well worth it

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosskie (787) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Creamy head over a clear, beautifdul reddish-brown color. Some bubbles. Yeasty, bready smell with hints of chocolate and spices - cumin mainly. Hints of citrics. Cherry sweetness. Caramel. Salty-bitter, bit watery with a sweetish undertone. Nicely fizzy. Wholesome, creamy palate which reminds me a bit of milk chocolate. Fruity like in fruity bonbons. Hints of cumin with dry citric finish, bit alcoholic. Touch of toast. Delicious. Subtle mix of ideas. Worthy little brother of the Karmeliet!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2008
Its an orange/copper colored beer. It has a small beige head. The aroma is sweet, a little dark fruit and some tropical fruits. Also a little caramel. Tirst you taste the alcohol, which gives you a warm feeling. Its a bit sticky. Further on there some malts, toffy and fruits. A nice beer, served in the proper Kwakglass, is good to be seen with.


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