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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: 2337   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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3.8
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
Bosskie (928) - 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
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2008
It’s 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. It’s 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.

3.8
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle (330ml). Poured copper with big chunks of sediment and a good size creamy head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of sweet toffee malts with spices, berries, orange zest, coriander, with some alcohol. Flavor was very well balanced with sweet toffee malts, dried mixed berries, a light bitterness, cinnamon and a slightly warming/spicy finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, syrupy texture, dry/creamy mouthfeel and a long finish. A great Belgian strong!

3
kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Slightly sour malt aroma. Copper amber pour. A sweet mild malt flavor. Not much alcohol flavor despite the content. Clean finish and no lacing.

3.6
BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Served in proper Kwak glassware at the Academie de la Biere in Paris. Largish, foamy, light brown head covering a clear amber body. Aroma was nice. Clean, crisp, apple taste, with quite a champagne like mouthfeel. Flavor is quite light and playful for a 8%. Slightly creamy mouth.

3.5
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours an orange-brown with a thin white rim. Aroma is strong vinous, fruity, yeasty. Flavor is a bit spicy, malty, fruity, with a dry alcoholic warmth.

3.3
yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
ZBF2008: From tap. Pours clear and golden light brown with a lacing off-white head. Light spiced and caramel malty aroma. Flavour is dry caramel, light spiced. Ends with much of same, lingering malty and yeasty flavour. Nice.

4.2
mike_77 (7085) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Copper orange colour. Aroma is spicy with some fruity banana sweetness. Very complex, full flavour with a fruity, malty sweetness. Very silky, rich and warming.

3.8
HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle. Pours deep brown, thin white head. Nice sweet, slightly spicy aroma. Nice body, slightly sweet flavour. Fun beer.


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