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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: 2400   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (1098) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Bottle 33cl. Pours a clear red with a thick white head. Taste is sweet, a bit hoppy with a nice finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2007
Bottled. Brown color with a beige head. Aroma is pure Sweet Alcohol and frity. Flavor is sweet and strong alcohol. Mouthfeel is sweet alcohol too.<P>Portugus: Cerveja de cor marrom com espuma bege densa mas some rpido, aroma lcool doce e frutado, sabor adocicado e presena forte do lcool. Retrogosto doce e de lcool.<P>

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brstp (201) - - OCT 30, 2007
Dark orange color, just barely offwhite head with lots of big bubbles on bottom and egg white tiny bubbles on the top. Aroma of orange, caramel, yeast, dried fruit; similar taste with creamy finish, spice, flowers, a bit of alcohol, lots of dried fruit, quite dry.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimavirsla (5) - sombor, SERBIA - OCT 28, 2007 does not count
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience. Nice cherry wood colour with a tiny white head.Lovely malty, hoppy aroma and a sweet slightly spicy taste & unlike some other belgian beers this one doesnt have a massively bitter aftertaste. Sweet smell and taste, I thought that the alcohol was covered up pretty well. This is a good intro to Belgian brews. Fruity taste: apple, pear, grape.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 Pours a gorgeous amber orange colour with an impressive thick off white head. Aroma was quite sweet and somewhat malty with notes of yeast. Citrus, caramel, spice notes as well. I was happy to try it. Amazing and clever glass.....way to big to conceal on your way out of the bar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Bottled. Poured amber with a dirty white head. Aroma was banana, yeast, and sweet citrus hops. Flavor was somewhat sweet with hops and banana. Very solid body. Similar to Urthel Hop It.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2007
POurs deep golden with nice notes of malt and caramel. The malt deepens on the palate with more spice and a decent sense of hops. It finishes nice and rich.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3954) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before 31/08/08, gift from Philippe Wouters, savoured on October 24 2007; eye: copper with golden reflections, clear, nice effervescence, good creamy white head, nice lacing; nose: grain, caramel, sugar, spices; mouth: carbonation, caramelized malt, spices, light hops, finale in caramelized malt with a hint of hops that is increased due to the carbonation, creamy texture, quite carbonated, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, medium body, slick texture, slight astringency; overall: fine FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, meilleure avant 31/08/08, cadeau de Philippe Wouters, savoure le 24 octobre 2007 ; il : cuivre avec des reflets dors, claire, belle effervescence, bonne mousse blanche crmeuse, belle dentelle; nez : grain, caramel, sucre, pices; bouche : carbonatation, malt caramlis, pices, lger houblon, finale en malt caramelis avec une pointe de houblon rehausse par la carbonatation, texture crmeuse, assez carbonate, moyennement sucre, lgrement amre, corps moyen, coulante, trs lgre astringence; en rsum : bien

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Large dense off white head that dissipates rather quickly. Amber/orange color. Aroma of spice, dough and pear. Tastes malty sweet at the onset then more spice comes out in the medium finish. Not very "hot" at all, medium bodied. Has almost a brandy like quality as it warms.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a close to clear dark pumpkin orange with a sizeable and cloudy head thats fluffy and off-white. Aroma is generally sweet-smells like bitters (Angostura), orange, and dried fruit. Tastes like Angostura bitters smells--sweet citrus with some floral. A little bitter and dry in the finish. Very distinct flavor probably gives this strong ale a good following. I rather enjoyed it although I think some people are probably repulsed by it.


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