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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: 2403   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2733) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.2
   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!

3.7
   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.

3.7
   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!

3.3
   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,

3.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2007
bottle. pours clear copper w/ off white head. nose is musty, yeasty, and some citrus notes. flavor is yeasty, bready, nuts, and brown sugar. body is full. pretty tasty bsa but ordinary.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 20, 2007
750 mL bottle. Golden amber with a fluffy white head. Earthy barn yard aroma with sweet caramel notes. Sweet rich malty taste, caramel, some fruit notes and hints of grass with a fairly alcoholic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2007
got it at a bar in brugge mostly because of curiosity - the glass is the coolest thing about this. the whole time i thought i was drinking an amber ale and not a belgian strong, it was good though, perhaps a little too sweet, but a nice change of pace from other belgian beers


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