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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium

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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2324   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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2.7
Rhombic (145) - Elx, SPAIN - SEP 19, 2017
Draught. Hazy brown, pale tan head. Fruity, apple, a bit of sickly sweet caramel in aroma. The flavour profile is heavy sweet, very slick and syrupy, too sweet for my taste. Oily and short finish. Not too great for what it's meant to be.

3.3
biilz (158) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2017
Очень строгий и крепкий бельгийский Эль. Как всегда- сухофрукты, ягоды и немного цитрусов. К сожалению не смог выпить его из фирменной кружки. Квак квак

3.6
blariacum (187) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2017
Fles en natuurlijk in het juiste koetsiersglas met houten houder. Volle smaak; Kwak is altijd een genot; flink schuim, tikje zoet, maar vooral goddelijk.

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JCampos (4) - - AUG 26, 2017 does not count
The presentation is a must but the flavor doesn't follow it. Too strong flavor for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
MarselPiter (4) - - AUG 26, 2017 does not count
Weird taste but with a very nice aroma. It's a bit sweet but then you can feel a lot of flavours. The presentation is great with a wooden holder:) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
saintbase2 (858) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 23, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

4.2
JohnAlpha (8) - - AUG 20, 2017 does not count
Quite honestly; a perfected balance of malt and sweetness. Strong ABV, married to a full-bodied mouthfeel with a brief flavour...but lingering bitterness. So many English ales are mostly "generic malt" married to less than 10% specialist malts, which result in a very bland and forgettable experience. This Belgian masterpiece has the best with none of the worst! The fact that this recipe has been unaltered since 1791 (apparently! ;) says all you need to know. Beer aficionados: I urge you...if you have not already sought this variety out, then do so with urgency...I implore thee!

4.4
AntonyWilson (439) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 16, 2017
330ml Bottle: Pours a clear amber with off-white head that does not retain well. Aroma of raisins, stone fruit, molasses and even a slight alcohol sting. Caramel flavours mixed with dark fruits and some slight bubblegum notes as well. A definitive alcohol warmth in the mouth. Full bodied, low carbonation, with low bitterness. Overall this beer is fantastic, i love the complexity of the flavours and aromas. A defintive must if you enjoy the style.

3.7
rumore (698) - Rimini, ITALY - AUG 15, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours a brilliant reddish amber with medium grained white foam, persistent. Aroma is caramel, toffee candy, malty. Body is rather dense, with an alcoholic feeling filling the mouth. Taste is definitely sweet, balanced by some bitterness that is especially evident in the finish. I’d say the excessive alcoholic feeling is the part that is a little detrimental to this beer.

3.5
geolgau (407) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - AUG 12, 2017
Aroma is rich on malts, with some caramel, dark fruit jam, and some nice fruity hops. Taste is nice, not too sweet. Malty and lightly spiced, there’s a touch of alcohol, jam, and nuts. Not very complex, but ok.


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