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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2006
"I must be missing something, wasnt a fan of this one. Poured a light brown with fluffy head. SO MUCH sedimentation. Aroma was of caramel malts. THe flavor was sweet some grass and a yeasty aftertaste. Ah well not awful not great. "

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3313) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours a cloudy amber color with a light tan. aromas of spices, citrus, fruit, and sweet malts. Flavor is carbonated, citrus, and fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3447) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2006
Dark amber in color with a rich, fluffy head. Taste is smooth with maltiness, caramels, citrus, and hops. Nothing fancy here, but a solid brew nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Great color, pours a head, but doesnt last. I had this on tap a few months ago and that seems much fuller and robust. The bottle is good, but nothing like the tap. Finish seems really sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (13557) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 22, 2006
Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma but loads fo citrus. Powerfull flavor, long finish. A litte watery palate, but I really like this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5176) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
Bronze and poured with a medium head. Some sweetness, fruits and nuts make for a complex beer.Interesting and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15737) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2006
light/medium brown with white head. Average carbonation, a bit of fruit and quite sweet. Very pleasant for every beer fan. Not too abstract. Remember to pour it into a high glass (if you do not have the beutiful kwak glass). Good finish!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8524) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 9, 2006
Kind of ordinary beer. Well, flavor starts a bit sweet and finish with a nice bitterness. The 8% is a surprice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2006
Ver surprised by the 8%, it does not taste strong. A fruity banana aroma at first then becomes very sweet. Nice head when poured from bottle that lasts for a few sips. By the end of the glass sweetness was taking over.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BruderMichael (13) - Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2006
Bottle: 75cl (sweet). Pours a nice head, however rapidly diminishes. Nice copper color and good balance which hides the high ABV (8%). Unfortunately, lacking the signature Kwak glass, poured into my trusty Chimay glass -- does the bubble at the bottom of the Kwak glass do something? A bit of sour/sweet action here -- must be the yeast contrasting with the high malt. Bonus points for the classic understated bottle. Pauvel bears a striking resemblance to Simon Bolivar -- I guess they both were liberators of a sort.


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