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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: 2417   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
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Decent beer, a little simple for a belgian strong ale. Golden in color, large white head. Alcohol is very well hidden. Tastes kind of like a Duvel with less complexity, still very enjoyable.

4.2
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2004
Very nice beer, the glass is brilliant, the beer is sweet, mild taste, but still spicy. Interesting and original.

3.8
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Big red color with floating particles and a large creamy head. Aromas are sweet malt - toffee and caramel. Big, rich, and creamy. Good malt flavoring throughout, mostly consisting of sweet toffee and caramel. Satisfying.

3.3
floydslip (401) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Medium amber beer with a fizzy off-white head that dissipates slowly with an audible crackle. Strong nose of apple cider, soy sauce, and vinegar. Flavor is a bit less complex than the nose with an overwhelming muskiness that somewhat burns the pallet and masks the other underlying flavors. Some sweetness does eventually come through, along with the apple flavor, but they are subdued in comparison. Decent beer, but not my favorite Belgian ale by a long shot.

4
jvhemert (399) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
AROMA: toast, butterscotch, APPEARANCE: amber, clear, frothy, TASTE: light sweetness, lightly bitter, PALATE: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, abrupt OVERALL: good abbey with warming malt aromas, slightly too sweet.

3.9
falco242 (398) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Light aroma but acidic (not in a bad way). Pours a nice golden brown. Light malty fig and yeast flavor that leaves the pallet coated. I’m a Belgian fan and this fits right in.

3.1
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2010
bottled. pours murky amber with a medium off white head. aromas of grape, orange, dough and raisin. Alcohol dominates the palate. Flavors are of malt. it is surprisingly bitter with lower sweetness than i expected. It lingers on the palate with the astringent effects of alcohol. Ive had much better belgian ales.

3.7
Sureshpa (397) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2013
Aroma: Yeast, red fruit Appearance: Red, amber, white head, fine lace and foam, clear Taste: Red fruit, bit of cheese, very smooth finish

3.7
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle from Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Served in the proper extravagant glassware so it scores an extra point for appearance. Smells like grassy hops, caramel and doughy malts. Taste is smooth, nice light grassy hop flavours with a bready malt backbone that isn't overpowering. Year flavours gave it a nice sweetness that was fairly balanced. Light bitterness on the way down with a touch of booze. Solid Belgian drop.

3.2
DutchMark (397) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
Nice warming ale. A bit too sweet for me. Flavor is sweet malts caramel and marzipan with some spicy hints. The alcohol is clearly present but that’s fine in this one.


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