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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: 2389   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migwell (331) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2015
Poured a 75cl several times into a tulip, a style of glass where I too frequently let the foam get way ahead of me, particularly with these Belgians. Once the suds subsided, I discovered another sweet, yeasty, fruity brew, quite delightful. Raisins, Turkish apricots and plums predominate in a complex mix of flavors. Fortunate to drink this at about 50 degrees f., a good temp to bring out the flavors. I certainly wouldnt care to make a night of drinking this, but as a treat, it is admirable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gruberm (329) - - MAY 26, 2013
a clear golden pour with a slight reddish tinge. a bready caramel aroma, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eruizgarcia (328) - - MAY 1, 2014
Nicely balanced beer, sweet with a flowery aroma. Very unique flavor. Carbonated and medium to full body.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2011
Hazy amber wth a off-white head. Candy sugar, caramel and some light acidity in the nose. More of the same in the taste. It dont really take off and feels too sweet for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Passewaaij (326) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
Lichtbruine kleur, bijna geen schuim. Aroma van caramel, beetje als wijn. Smaak is perfect in balans, beetje zoet, beetje bitter. Erg lekker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle. Really nice fruity and spicey aroma. Taste is fruity with lots of caramel and sweet notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2007
750->tulip: Pours a large, creamy, off-wihte head that provides spare lacing, has a hazy body that is made lightly cloudy by particles and has a honey clover and raisin bit to it. The beer itself is reddish brown in color. The duration of the flavor is average, it is moderately sweet, not very acidic or bitter and lasts about average on the palate after consumption. The texture is oily, the carbonation is soft, and the finish is astringent. I used to be crazy about all the Belgian beers when I first met them, but Ive since come off of that honeymoon and am a bit more critical nowadays. Not a bad beer, but too sweet and heavy for my taste on an average day. It does, however, get a good bit better and candier the warmer it is; Id serve warmer than the average beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Pours a murky reddish brown; lots of yeast floaties in there. Little head, some lace. Aroma is yeasty and bread-like directly after pour, then very sweet, vinous, and fruity. Great malty flavor and some sort of weird twang also, with fruits. It has some sort of "kick" to it, but I dont taste alcohol. A nice hop flavor too. To me, it feels oily and thin in the mouth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 5, 2012
On tap at Belga Srfesztivl, Budapest. Clear, amber and light brown color with creamy, medium, off-white head. Very complex aroma. First honey and alcohol appears, later comes the flavour of the caramel malt. An interesting fuity, banana flavour also appears. Its rich, alcoholly and strong. Medium sweet taste balanced with some bitterness. Full body, silky carbonation, creamy texture. Sweet, grainy, toffee finish. Delicious, strong, alcoholly beer. Its not an every-day beer, its for celebration...


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