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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: 2415   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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4.1
iosonomarco (41) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 28, 2006
Al naso è dolce, maltata, con notevoli e invitanti sentori fruttati (uva, ciliege) e floreali. Al palato la prima cosa che si nota è un intenso sapore di caramello con sentori di miele, poi con la degustazione salgono ti tono il malto e il fruttato. Il retrogusto è piacevolmente amarognolo.

3.6
danmalleck (26) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2006
Bottle. Beautiful dark amber colour, with a very medicine/alcoholic nose. Not so vibrant on the nose or the tongue. Somewhat tasty, but I’ve most definitely had better. Not as fruity or flavourful as I would like.

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altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Bottle at Saloon, Amsterdam. A reddish and strong ale with fruity and alcohol scent (not good). Taste of malts and berries. Decent enough.

3.8
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2006
330 ml. bottle – color of amber , clear – nice white head , lingering - nose of jasmine , sweet fruitiness , caramel , cherries , sulfur, and alcohol – taste of sweet fruit , floral , caramel , malts , tar , red cherries , and raisins – low carbonation , slightly tart– aftertaste caramel , malts , cereal , slight alcohol

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Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2006
11/18/06- 13 oz. on draft at the Hop Leaf, Chicago. Overall, I also agree this was a "nice" beer. But, it was pretty straightforward- not very complex. I may have to try this one again, since other than the unique glass, I didn’t find this one to be too special. Lots of other more interesting Belgians out there.

3.8
hiphops (324) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2006
nice red color. rich aroma of honey and malt and fruit. smooth palate very sweet but not cloying nice and malty.

2.6
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
Robe orangée claire surmontée d’une mousse beige crémeuse qui persiste. Arômes de cerises âpres. Saveurs de vieilles cerises, d’autolyse de levure et de caramel.

4.6
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
An excellent beer. Get some! This beer is among the top 50 in the world. Strong but smooth. It has everything you drink beer for.

2.1
SDalkoholic (2386) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Aroma has gone a little old and stale but still retians a spice and yeast factor to it. The appearance is bronze with huge clumps of floaties. I mean the entire beer is full of them. Flavor has staretd to fall apart and only gives off a old sweet stale malt with sugar sweetness. Little to no spice and yeast flavoring left behind. Beer is just to old.

3.4
mansquito (6425) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2006
As far as I am concerned, the most interesting thing about this beer was the delightful glass in which it was served. Frankly, this is one of my least favourite of the strong Beligian beers. I drank it really slowly... has a rich palate though with a lot of flavour. Nice red color (I actually have a photo of the beer), but the taste was a bittersweet with too much alcohol in it and it does not even have that much alcohol.


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