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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: 2366   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cphbeerking (154) - Kbenhavn K, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
Sweet, yet not cloying, and characterized by interesting notes of spices-to-be-named. Everything about this is classicly Belgian: full bouquet of yeast and spices, lovely boastful head, pretty dark ale colors and supremely drinkable. Something about those spice notes keeps me coming back.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
janubio (761) - SPAIN - AUG 20, 2006
Bottle, served in the Kwak glass. Pours a nice but not very creamy head, that doesnt last much, Aroma: raisins, tropical fruits, spices, caramel. Very sweet flavor, maybe too much because it masks the depth of the beer. Mouth, licorice, tropical fruits, some hot spice that I cant indentify, caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2006
Lightly hazed reddish brown ale with a thick off white head. A sweet brown sugar aroma, with light orange notes, and light maraschino cherries. In mouth, a sweet malt, biscuity and maderized, with more of an orangey character. Medium bodied. 750 mL bottle from Bieropholie imports.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Pours a reddish brown with a lot of big floaties. Pretty color. Strong caramel aroma. Some fruit and malt also. Started sour and ended sweet. Alcohol is slightly noticable, otherwise very, very good.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2006
No Kwak glass. Somehow Ill live. Deep, toffee color. Creamy, full head. Very heavy and quite alcoholic. Malty-sweet with lots of dark fruits. An adequate Belgian that has gained its popularity not through the complexity of taste but through the novelty of stemware.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2006
A rich beer. Draft @ the Abbaye in Philly. A rich amber color. Sweet caramel, syrupy, spicey, fruit. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkMagus (508) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2006
[Draft at Peculier Pub in NYC] Very thick, dense head...deep and very dark brownish red color. Sweet, dark roasted fruit, caramel, malt flavors. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Just about what youd expect from a good beer of this style. Pretty awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
Tap at Delirium, Brussels. One of the best looking beers around ;-) Good fruity aroma, yeast, malt. Taste is quite complex, especially when warmed up a little.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2006
The appearance is outstanding. Pours a deep amber with a massive head. Nice foamy lacing. Flavor is malty, fruity, and crisp. Wonderful beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2006
750 ml bottle. Pours an amber color with a very thick creamy white head. Aroma is fruity with hints of fresh yeast, malt, sweet vinegar and caramel. Taste is a bit on the sweet and sour side, primarily sour fruits with hints of banana,mango,caramel and even nutmeg. Excellent overall and very refreshing.


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