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


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RATINGS: 2366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Poured a cloudy orange/amber with a huge pillowy white head. Nose was fruity and spicey with a heavy alcohol wamness. The taste was smooth and crisp. Started with green apple tartness and tropical mango/rum . Alcohol imidiatly warms the mouth then a slight touch of hops with a faint flavor of prune and carmel in the finish. This is a strong, complex ale with a lot of balls. Even though this ale is very strong its taste is inviting and is very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7983) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Very nice Belgian ale. I had in the original glass that fits perfect for any belgian strong ale. Taste of sweets and caramel and some vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - AUG 20, 2007
Appearance: amber copper color, semi-turbid. Great head, beige color, persistent and good adherence at glass. Aroma: sweet malty, candy, soft toasty cereals, yeasty and fruity. Ripe red apple, cherry, berries, banana and peaches reminiscences. Very sweet; liquory. Vanilla, honey and wood touches. Flavor: soft toasty cereals, sweet candy malty, toffee, wood and soft yeasty. Fruitiness like candy apples, cherries and peaches. Low hoppy. Liquory, similar at whisky and old rum. The final bitterness is light, mainly coming from the toasty. Aftertaste like of high-roast sugar. Palate: medium body, semi-oily texture. Medium carbonation. Not too much complex, nice liquory and malty. However, discrete belgian beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2724) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle. Poured into a mini yardie. Pours an orange color with a nice yeasty head. Tastes malty and a bit sweet. Nice and honey like and very full body. Really great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours a very pretty rich amber with some copper highlights. Almost a Flemish Sour nose: slight vinegar and sour cherry notes with some Belgian yeast thrown in for good measure. Fairly dry with flavors of sour (and dry) yeast, some very lightly roasted malt. Not overly complex, but highly drinkable. Medium to full body with lively carbonation. Finishes yeasty and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Tasted 7/30/07. 330ml bottle. Relatively clear and ruby hued. Finger width of noisy head dissipating into an off-white webbed head. Cola and cocoa nose. Touch citrus sugary aromas. Medium to full bodied with smooth malts finishing with lively bitter dry palate. Good effervescence but slightly dulled. Tingling on the tongue. Flavors of prunes and caramel. Bitter yeasty citrus note. Good palate with a nice complexity. Slightly more mild than some of the other Belgians, but well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Sweet brown sugar aroma . Amber-copper colored with a lively head. Full-bodied, rich, and complex. This beer finished extremely pleasantly with layers of subtle earthy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
Nice beer. Sweet caramel... medium body and nice lacing. dark golden and a bit of an aftertaste. Worthy of a warm summer day. And the glasses kick ass!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
martinjon (31) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2007
caramel, orange, clear, heavy cloying sweetness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
750ml bottle. Treacle coloured body, honey and malt combined with alcohol in the nose. Smooth palate, flavours of demeiera sugar with rum, honey, malt and currents. Long sweet and alcohol finish. Loads better than I expected, the gimmicky glass puts me off ordering in bars.

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