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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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3.3
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 2, 2003
This beer pours a dark copper color with minimal head and minimal lacing. The aroma contains strong scents of fruits, like most Belgian ales with a slight undertone of alcohol. The taste is very sweet and the fruity taste is very apparent, but it is oddly somewhat sour. Not too sour, but just enough to be different. They do a good job of masking the alcohol in the taste. The mouthfeel is very pleasing as the fruits and sweetness is very clear. Drinkability is not so good on this one because it is so sweet and sour that I can't see myself enjoying more than one. Overall, a very good Belgian beer that I enjoyed profusely.

4.5
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Pours a reddish copper. Full flavored malt, ripe fruit and figs - like "Rochefort 5 1/2".....Great beer and thoroughly delicious!!!

3
florent.janssens (347) - - OCT 22, 2015
Belle couleur ambrée. On goûte l’alcool et le malt. amertume légère. Bière classique sans originalité mais qui passe bien.

4
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Nice looking fairly clear Belgian. Head didn’t stick around for long. Lots of great flavor, full palate. Clean tasting. Likeability 5/5

4
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear reddish colour with a bit of white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is quite sweet with some banana bread, caramel, and other yeasty smells. Palate is fairly heavy bodied with a nice amount of carbonation, and the mouthfeel is a bit sticky coating the mouth well. Taste is quite nice, a bit hoppy and sweet at first, but the tastes harmonize well and leave a lingering sweetness that’s not cloying. Excellent beer, glad to have some, just wish I had the glass.

3.5
Burgers (344) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Copper to red with off-white head. Initial taste quite sweet with faint bitterness. Nose of dried fruits, malt and yeast. Sustained soft carbonation. Warming finish.

3.3
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2004
I first tasted this beer on a field botany voyage to the panhandle of Florida. After a hot day of tromping through pine flatwoods and boggy seeps seeking botanical wonders, this beer was popped open and split four ways. It was pure heaven. I failed to rate it then, so I picked up another. It just isn’t the same. There is a nice amber tinge in color and a foamy head. Toffee and caramel blended with brown sugar and a raspberry aftertaste and nose. Apple peel at first, fading to sweet maltyness. Overall, light on flavor and too sweet to balance with the subtle earthy notes. The moral of the story is that in the thick brush of Florida’s wilds, a hard day of botanizing and the company of good friends over a fire has a way of making any beer a thousand times better. With the exception of Frank’s Coor’s Light.

4
Strife21 (338) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours dark copper with thick tan head. Smell is sour, yeasty and funky. Taste is malty, notes of bread, yeast and fruit. Medium body, light carbonation.

3.8
eruizgarcia (338) - - MAY 1, 2014
Nicely balanced beer, sweet with a flowery aroma. Very unique flavor. Carbonated and medium to full body.

3.4
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Little head that dissapated quickly. Deep amber color. Rich nutty and fruity taste, almost like fruitcake! Not bad, but exhibited an alcohol "heavyness" that brought down the overall score.


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